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Cargo Throughput at Port of Montevideo Surges 30% in January-September Compared to 2022

Nov, 01, 2023 Posted by Gabriel Malheiros

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Cargo throughput at the Port of Montevideo saw a remarkable 30% increase compared to the same period last year, measured by the gross tonnage of vessels arriving at the maritime terminal.

This announcement comes from the National Ports Administration (ANP), which conducted a comparative analysis for the period spanning from January to September this year, in contrast to the equivalent timeframe in 2022.

Between January and September of the previous year, the Port of Montevideo welcomed 3,010 vessels, totaling a gross tonnage of 42,325,438.

In the corresponding period this year, 3,221 vessels entered the port, with a gross tonnage reaching 55,108,160.

Speaking at the annual Wista 2023 conference held in Montevideo, ANP’s President, Juan Curbelo, disclosed that investments in the capital’s maritime terminal exceeded 1 billion dollars. He emphasized that Uruguay is fostering infrastructure development that enhances the connection of cargo from the Paraná and Paraguay waterway.

Curbelo underscored the substantial role of women in pivotal maritime and port-related positions and pointed out that this marks the third consecutive year that the Port of Montevideo has achieved record cargo throughput.

As per the official, all signs point to 2023 surpassing the previous year, which saw over a million TEUs handled.

Source: Subrayado 

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