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Brazil's Paranagua boosts draught to attract larger vessels

Port of Paranagua Paranagua port
The port of Paranagua has increased the draught of ten of its 18 mooring berths in 2022, most of them above 12 metres and some up to 13 metres.

The Port of Paranagua, in the state of Parana, is the second-largest port of Brazil in tonnage terms and the third in container througput.

Paranagua has received larger ships thanks to investments that brought operational gains, increasing cargo capacity in various segments. In addition to enjoying better, safer conditions to navigate the access channel and berth at the port, vessels can now depart with more cargo thanks to the port’s latest draught increase.

The external berth of Cattalini’s private pier has the operational capacity to receive ships with a capacity of up to 70,000 tonnes of cargo and 229 metres in length overall.

The Container Terminal of Paranagua (TCP) can accommodate vessels measuring up to 368 metres. The dock has already received the 10,800 tey, 347 metre container ship APL Yangshan and Hapag Lloyd's 13,312 teu-Rio de Janeiro Express.

The largest bulk carriers received at the Port of Paranaguá measure around 293 metres and can carry more than 100,000 tonnes of cargo, like the ship Maran Astronomer, loaded with 107,000 tonnes of soymeal in berth 214 of the East Export Corridor.