Paranaguá Port, the main exporting complex of grains and derivatives in Brazil, is considered a model in the segment due to high productivity. This good performance is achieved through an information technology system that controls the flow of cargo from shipment to shipment. In this way, it is possible, for example, to schedule the arrival of trucks respecting the amount that the patio has, which is currently one thousand vehicles. Controlling the flow of cargo has been fundamental to give greater efficiency to the port operation, since producer, port operator and vessels can be programmed. Several strategic projects are under way to modernize operations and increase port capacity over the next decade. One of the works to be completed later this year is the west corridor of export. There, where five terminals are interconnected, the solid bulkhead cradle is being refurbished in order to have its high capacity from 2 million to 6.5 million tons. The execution of the new projects should increase the global movement of the Port of Paranaguá of 53 million tons (between exports and imports of several segments) in 2018, to 80 million tons in 2030. Among the agribusiness products, the port handled 30 million tons, with 10 million imports, mostly fertilizers, and 20 million exports of grains and by-products, especially wheat, soyabeans, bran and oil. Starting from Paranaguá, the main Brazilian grain destinations are China and European countries, whose delivery is centralized at the port of Rotterdam. On average, a ship takes 30 days to reach China and 15 days to reach European ports.

Source: Global Fert