The Port of Rio Grande handled 42.9 million tons in 2018, a record volume and 4.3% higher than in 2017. Soya products (oil, meal and grain) accounted for 16.338 million tons, up 8.8 % compared to the previous year. Soyabeans alone were 13.6 million tons, according to the Superintendency of the Port of Rio Grande (SUPRG). The main destinations for products shipped in the port of Rio Grande were China, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain and the United States. Already the imported products originated, mainly, Argentina, Algeria, the United States, China and Morocco. In 2018, 3,199 vessels passed through the port. Among the state ports, SUPRG highlighted Pelotas, which moved 998K tons last year, 11% more than in 2017. Porto Alegre’s port handled 879K tons in the last year, according to SUPRG. Among the most important products are wheat and fertilizer potassium chloride.
Source: Globo Rural