Vessel Calls

Container ship stopovers at Brazilian ports fall 10% YoY in August

Sep, 12, 2021 Posted by Ruth Hollard

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In August, Brazilian ports registered the docking of 604 container ships, a drop of 0.50% compared to July 2021 and almost 10% compared to August 2020.

In Santos, there were 154 dockings, an increase of 5.47% compared to July 2021 and a drop of 4.34% compared to August 2020.

See the chart below for container ship stopovers in Brazilian ports per week  as of January 2020:

Container ship stopovers at Brazilian ports per week | Jan 2020 to September 2021 (partial)

Source: DataLiner (To request a DataLiner demo click here)

In the first eight months of the year, Brazilian ports registered 4,941 container ship calls, against 5,043 in the same period of 2020, a drop of 2.02%.

The Port of Itaqui had the largest proportional growth in the number of stopovers in the period: 38.1%, followed by the Port of Fortaleza (+22.5%) and Navegantes (+14.41%). The biggest falls were in the ports of Natal (-12%) and Itajaí (-10.84%). Santos, the largest port in Latin America, had a 1.88% drop in the number of calls in the first eight months of 2021 compared to January to August 2020.

Stopovers of container ships in Brazil by port | Jan/Aug 2020 to Jan/Aug 2021

wdt_ID Brasil Jan-Aug | 2020 Jan-Aug | 2021 Diff.%
1 Itaqui 21 29 38.10%
2 Fortaleza 40 49 22.50%
3 Navegantes 354 405 14.41%
4 Suape 301 325 7.97%
5 Vila Do Conde 105 110 4.76%
6 Salvador 314 315 0.32%
7 Pecem 241 241 0.00%
8 Imbituba 34 34 0.00%
9 Santos 1.278 1.254 -1.88%
10 Manaus 138 134 -2.90%

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