Cargo handling at the Port of Santos in 2019, until July, was 76.33 million tons, the second best historical result for the period. Total shipments were 54.13 million, down 0.8% over the same period last year. The largest tonnage of title was the soya complex, with the mark of 19.68 million, down 8.7% compared to 2018 (21.55 million tons). The second product in movement was sugar, with a mark of 7.56 million tons. The result is 9.2% lower than 2018 (8.32 million tons, from January to July). In third place in the rank is corn, with 5.42 million tons. The growth is 99.7%, not only for a larger crop, but also reflecting the impasse in freight prices that affected the harvest flow last year. In the landings flow, there was growth of 2% compared to the first seven months of 2018. It was 22.20 million tons, compared to 21.77 million last year. The most handled product was fertilizer, with 2.71 million tons, being the 5th largest tonnage charge in the Port of Santos. Compared to 2018, there was an increase of 34.9% (2.01 million). The 2nd most landed cargo was diesel oil, with 1.26 million tons. In 3rd, sulfur, with 1.06 million (16.5% reduction).
Ships berthing totaled 429 in July, 15 more than on an annual basis. In the year, however, there was a decrease of 2,854 berths in the period, to 2,789, which means that the average consignment (amount of cargo per ship) rose 2.77%, from 27,539 tons per vessel in 2018 to 28,301 this. year. This calculation takes into account only cargo ships.
Sources: Portos e Navios