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Wilson Sons handles largest fertilizer ship in the Port of Santos

Photo: Wilson Sons World's largest fertliser vessel MV Red Marlin
Wilson Sons has handled the agency procedures and turnaround of the Red Marlin, the world’s largest fertilizer vessel in the Port of Santos, Brazil.

With 229m of length and 37m of beam (width), MV Red Marlin, chartered by Allied Harvest, represented by AgriLaf in Brazil, carried 82,500 tonnes of ammonium sulphate. 

It took six days to unload the fertiliser cargo in Santos. After that, the cargo will to be carried by rail to the Midwest, as it is a critical material for the Brazilian agribusiness.

This year, Wilson Sons’ shipping agency has reported a higher volume of fertiliser handling operations despite the international uncertainties and logistic issues caused by the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

“We have the expertise to handle the largest fertiliser ship to dock in Latin America’s largest port complex. We guarantee full support for a successful and safe operation before, during and after arrival of the ship, from its departure in China until it leaves Santos,” said Philip Leslie, manager of Wilson Sons’ agency operations at the Santos branch.

To make operations more efficient and support exports and imports, the company has exclusive representatives in Europe and its own office in China.