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Port of Santos box volume grows 19.6% Jan-Sept

The growth in container movement at the Port of Santos continues in the double digits, coming up to September 3.6m teu, 19.6% above the 3m teu in the same period of 2020.

This performance occurs despite the lack of containers affecting the international market continues, caused by the strong demand registered in the main exporting ports of the United States, Asia, and Europe.

Fertilizers also stand out, with a growth of 28.6% so far this year to 5.8m tonnes.

The General Director of the Santos Port Authority (SPA), Fernando Biral, highlighted the importance of implementing, in the Outeirinhos region, the new STS 53 terminal, which is dedicated to the handling and storage of bulk solid minerals - especially fertilizers and sulphates - and a rail loop that will allow transporting this return cargo by rail to face the growth trajectory presented, in line with the increase in container handling,

"Santos Port Authority and the Ministry of Infrastructure are preparing what will be the largest auction ever held at the Port of Santos, STS 10, in Saboó, which will involve preliminary investments estimated at $390m (BRL2.2bn) and capacity for 2.5m teu,” said Fernando Biral, SPA’s general director.

"The Port Authority has focused its actions not only on the implementation of new infrastructure, but also on the implementation of technological innovations, in search of shared solutions for operational activities at the Port of Santos," said Marcelo Robeiro, SPA director of operations. 

Amongst them, the implementation of a norm that establishes guidelines for partnerships with the port community and public and private agents in the region.


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