Ports and Terminals

Paranagua container terminal set cargo throughput record in 2022

Jan, 24, 2023 Posted by Gabriel Malheiros

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The Container Terminal of Paranaguá (TCP) had the highest throughput in its history at the end of 2022, with 1.16 million TEUs. The volume is 5% higher than in 2021 when the company recorded 1.1 million TEUs.

Frozen products led the export list with 208,479 TEUs, an increase of 8% over 2021. “One of the investments to be consolidated in 2023 is the increase in the number of reefer container outlets from 3,572 to 5,126. This will establish us as the undisputed Latin American leader in infrastructure for the meat market,” TCP CEO James Cao stated in a note.

See below the Port of Paranagua’s past movement of reefer containers between Jan 2019 and Nov 2022. The data is from DataLiner.

Reefer container throughput – Paranagua | Jan 2019 – Nov 2022 | TEU

Source: DataLiner (click here to request a demo)

Regarding imports, agricultural pesticides grew 136% compared to the previous year, with 21,024 containers in 2022.

The release of new import licenses boosted the flow. There were also increases in imports of solar panels and photovoltaic generators, with a 45% growth.

The executive explains that the expansion of the terminal structure made it possible to reach record levels of productivity, resulting in more ships being operated more quickly and a significant reduction in the number of omissions. “For 2023, we are going to leverage our equipment and cargo reception capacity,” said Cao.

In 2022, one in five export containers arrived at the terminal by rail. With an increase of almost 40% compared to 2021, 189,014 TEUs were handled in the modal. Regarding the competitiveness of the terminal, James Cao explains that logistical flexibility was a bet to serve the market.

“For 2023, we see that market dynamics are returning to favor exporters and importers, with lower freight rates,” said Cao. “We expect higher volume peaks, which we are prepared to meet,” highlighted the director.

Source: Money Times

To read the full reporting, see: https://www.moneytimes.com.br/terminal-de-conteineres-de-paranagua-bate-recorde-de-movimentacao-em-2022/

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