In February, the total cargo handling at the Port of Santos set a new record for the period, with 10.9 million tons handled. As a result, it maintained the growth trend seen in the last months of 2020 and in January of this year. The result is 2.5% above the same period last year when just over 10.6 million tons were handled. Shipments grew 2.3%, totaling 7.5 million tons. Contributing to this result was Sugar (with an increase of 26.6%); diesel oil and diesel (195.9%); citrus juices (20.3%); and coffee beans (12.3%). Imports registered a growth of 3.1%, totaling 3.4 million tons. Fertilizer (82.2%) and caustic soda (66.2%) led imports. The strong results in February increased YTD cargo to 20.1 million tons, also a record for the period, at 5.4% above the highest result registered in 2019 (19.1 million tons) for the period, and 6.0% above 2020 (19.0 million tons). Exports reached 13.2 million tons in the first two months, 5.1% above the same period in 2020. Imports during this period reached 6.8 million tons, 7.9% above the first two months of 2020.
Source: Datamar News