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Port of Santos continues to hit record TEU figures


Container throughput at the Port of Santos in September reached 486,300 TEUs, which represents a 20.7% increase compared to the same month last year and a new monthly record, surpassing by 6.5% the previous box record in August 2022.

From January to September 2022, the Brazilian port achieved a 4.9% growth, reaching a total of 3.7 million TEUs, translating to the best figure for the period.

Meanwhile, the total movement of cargo at the Port of Santos in September totalled 13.6 million tons, 14.9% higher than the same month of 2021. Exports amounted to 9.7 million tons, an increase of 24%, while imports amounted to 3.8 million tonnes, down 2.8% compared to last September.

The movement of solid bulk totalled 6.3 million tons, a 17.3% increase over the same month last year, while net bulk showed a slight decrease of 0.9% in monthly movement, totalling 1.6 million tons. The general drop load reached 696,000 tons, a 37.3% growth, mainly due to pulp shipments (+29.6%).

In terms of the trade chain, the Port of Santos’ accumulated share of the Brazilian trade chain was 28.9%, i.e. US$132.8 billion.

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