The Port of Santos handled 28 per cent of Brazilian trade in July, most of which was trade to and from China. The company's largest terminal Tecon Santos grew its market share to 40 per cent, making it the second busiest terminal in Santos, Brazil's largest container port.
Across the Santos Port Authority (SPA) three terminals, long-haul flow grew by 57 per cent during the quarter, giving a total of 84 per cent, while the mix of full containers increased to 78 per cent from 73 per cent in the same period last year.
Marcelo Ribeiro, director of operations at Santos Port Authority, said that container terminals 'have been investing in infrastructure and new technologies that increase their productivity and energy efficiency, resulting in more attractiveness to the market. The performance achieved by the sector in Santos is the result of good management'.
Overall movement of cargo year-to-date grew six per cent to 88.9 million tonnes, above the result achieved in the first seven months of 2020.