Annual figures for the Port of Suape shows that in 2020, 25.6 million tons were handled, an increase of 7.53% in relation to 2019 when the port handled 23.8 million tons. In absolute numbers, there are 1.8 million tons more. It is the largest volume ever recorded in Suape’s 42 years and above the target set for the year, marked by a pandemic that hit the world economy. According to the port, Suape remains the national leader in the handling of liquid bulk (fuels, LPG, mineral oils, etc.), which also makes it the main coastal port in Brazil for the distribution of products to other terminals on smaller ships. This type of cargo, which represents 74% of handling in Suape, grew by 8.4%, from 17.6 million tons in 2019 to 19.1 million last year, an increase of 1.4 million tons. Containerized cargo grew by 3.6% in tons, from 5.3 million tons to 5.5 million tons. In TEU, this increase was 1.6% (from 476,304 TEU to 483,919 TEU). Driven by the growth in demand for wheat, solid bulk had the highest percentage increase, having ended the year with 588,200 tons, 19.8% more than in the previous year at 490,800 tons. The general loose cargo accounted for an increase of 4.4%, from 386,500 tons in 2019 to 403,400 tons in 2020.
Source: Datamar News