The ports of Paraná handled 57.3 million tons in 2020, increasing by 8% in comparison with 2019 (53.2 million tons handled). These numbers establish a landmark for exports, as the balance sheet confirms 2020 as the best year in the history of Paraná. According to Luiz Fernando Garcia, CEO of Ports of Paraná, the historic mark is due to the good moment of Brazilian agribusiness. Data show that more than half of all cargo handled in 2020 (around 65%) was of dry bulk, about 37.3 million tons, representing an increase of 7% in relation to 2019. The largest volume exported was of soy, with 14.2 million tons handled in 2020, an increase of 26% when compared to the previous year. The highlight was fertilizers. In 2020, 10 million tons were imported, an increase of 6% compared to 2019. General cargo and liquid bulk represented the highest growth in the overall balance for the year.
Sources: Portos do Paranaguá / Global Fert
*Translated by Ia Niani