The national port sector moved 1.117 billion tons in 2018, a growth of 2.7% compared to the previous year. Among the highlights are the private terminals, which moved 743 million tons last year, an increase of 2.8% compared to 2017, when the volume was 723 million tons. Public ports have already moved 374 million tons, up 2.6% from 365 million tons in 2017. The data, which compiles information from organized ports and private terminals, is from the National Agency’s Statistics and Performance Management of Waterway Transportation (Antaq). By 2019, the agency’s projection is that ports and terminals will move 1.156 billion tons, which represents growth of 3.5%. Ponta da Madeira (MA) led the movement of private terminals in 2018, with 198.1 million tons.
Source: Portos e Navios