The Port of Suape set a new record in its 41 years of operation: in 2019, there were 23.8 million tons of cargo moved, volume 2% higher than last year, when 23.4 million tons were moved. The previous record had been broken in 2017, with 23.6 million tons. Suape as the largest hub of liquid bulk in the country. “The result gives us even more confidence in the economic growth of the port, mainly because this growth is based on the charge of being counted, which is the noblest and with the greatest potential to develop the State in general and which reinforces the potential of Suape as a center of regional distribution”, noted the president of Suape, Leonardo Cerquinho. “We have good prospects for liquid, solid and loose cargo, which have had a significant increase because the wind power sector has gained momentum. We are sure that 2020 will be an even better year of results.” Solid bulk increased by 5.5%, closing the year at 490,800 tons, 25,000 tons more than in 2018, driven by the first coke movement of the Abreu e Lima Refinery (RNEST), which boarded 31,000 tons of the product to China. Wheat and slag complete this load group. The number of ships docking in the Port of Suape rose from 1,461 to 1,474 in 2019.
Source : Navios e Portos