11.8 C
Hamburg
Friday, October 15, 2021
Home Port News Port Itapoá sees H1 imports spike by 41.3%

Port Itapoá sees H1 imports spike by 41.3%

The Brazilian Porto Itapoá has recorded a strong recovery from the Covid-19 crisis while during the first half of the year it marked a rise of 41.3% in imports over the same period of 2020 with 70,000 containers unloaded at the port.

Exports had a growth of 8.5% in comparison to the previous year's first-half figures with almost 50,000 boxes exiting the port.

In addition, there was a growth of 9.7% in coastal shipping cargo, with over 15,000 containers in the first six months of 2021.

During the same period, total container traffic in Porto Itapoá increased by 11.3% year on year, with 238,000 containers handled.

To accommodate such ships smoothly, the port has made an investment into dredging the Babitonga port complex to increase the depth of the bay’s access channel by 2022.

"This work will increase the draft of vessels from 14 meters to 16 meters, which will mean that it can service large vessels of up to 400 meters," explained a port representative.

Additionally, due to the increasing container demand, Porto Itapoá is already planning the next stage of expansion which amounts to US$270 million and should be completed within five years.

By then, the annual handling capacity of 1.2 million TEU is expected to be increased to over 2 million TEU per year.

Around 50% of the cargo handled at Porto Itapoá comes from companies from other states, in particular for importing electronics and other items. The rest of the container traffic which comes from companies in Santa Catarina includes cars and car parts, electric motors, metalwork, white goods and refrigerated exports.

Latest Posts

Port of Helsinki sees decreased turnover amid stable box traffic in 2021

The Port of Helsinki has recorded high levels of cargo traffic, during the first nine months of the year, mainly driven by exports, with...

APM Terminals Pipavav connects to the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor

APM Terminals Pipapav is the first Indian Port to connect to the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) with a 269km railway, following the completion...

Maersk and Danish Crown partner on global end-to-end logistics

A.P. Moller - Maersk has entered into a three-year agreement with the food manufacturer Danish Crown for end-to-end logistics globally. The deal is effective from...

Eastern Pacific books three more 7,000TEU ships at New Times

Eastern Pacific Shipping has returned to New Times Shipbuilding for three more 7,000TEU container ships. The Singapore-based outfit, owned by Idan Ofer, commissioned the additional...

Amazon to accelerate digitalisation at Port of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki Port Authority S.A. (ThPA) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have held a meeting during the 85th Thessaloniki International Fair aiming to transform the...