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Container vessel calls at Brazilian ports fall 4.11% in July year-on-year

Aug, 11, 2022 Posted by Gabriel Malheiros

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In July 2022, there were 582 boxship calls at Brazilian ports. This figure indicates a 4.11% decrease from the seventh month of 2021 when 607 calls were recorded. However, the reduction was considerably bigger when compared to July 2020: -8.63%.

The Datamar Business Intelligence team provided the data in this article.

Year-to-date, in the seven first months of the year, Brazil saw a total of 3,960 calls vis-a-vis 4,337 in the period from January to July 2021. Thus, the reduction in the number of calls in the period is 8.7% compared to the same period in 2021.

See below the track record of boxship calls at Brazilian ports from January 2020 to July 2022. The data are from Datamar:

Boxship calls at Brazilian ports | Jan 2020 – Jul 2022

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In July, the Port of Santos registered 161 boxship calls, up 10% from the same month in 2021.

Below you can compare the number of calls in July 2021 versus the same month in 2022 by port:

Containership calls in Brazil by port | July 2022 vs. July 2021

wdt_ID Brasil 202207 202107 Diff %
1 Santos 161 146 10%
2 Paranagua 57 59 -3%
3 Itapoa 48 41 17%
4 Rio De Janeiro 61 43 42%
5 Suape 36 44 -18%
6 Salvador 37 39 -5%
7 Navegantes 50 50 0%
8 Rio Grande 27 35 -23%
9 Itajai 20 36 -44%
10 Pecem 28 28 0%

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It is worth noting that, according to a study released in recent days by Antaq, the number of boxship calls in Brazil was directly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and associated logistical problems, such as the lack of containers.

Among the main problems caused by the pandemic in maritime transport pointed out by the Antaq study are blank sailings (observed in 90% of the terminals); cargo rolling (delay in loading cargo onto ships); lack of containers; freight increase; congestion at terminals; boarding/landing cancellation; suspension of routes/calls; changes to rules and excessive demurrage charges; user selectivity; and changes in lead times.

* With information from Poder 360

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