Vessel Calls

Container ship vessel calls at Brazilian ports fall 4.9% YoY in September

Oct, 05, 2021 Posted by Ruth Hollard

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During the month of September, 600 container vessel calls were made at Brazilian ports, a drop of 4.9% compared to the same month in 2020. At the Port of Santos, the largest port in Latin America, there were 155 vessel calls, a slight increase of 1.30% compared to September 2020, when 153 stopovers took place.

See the chart below for container vessel calls in Brazilian ports per week since January 2020:

Container vessel calls at Brazilian ports per week | Jan 2020 to October 2021 (partial)

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

Year-to-date figures registered 5,541 container vessel calls in Brazilian ports, a drop of 2.34% over the same period in 2020. The port with the highest volume of calls, Santos, registered a drop of 1.54%. Ports that saw increased vessel calls include Port of Itaqui, with 36% more calls in the YTD 2021 figures compared to the same period in 2020, and Fortaleza, which saw its vessel calls grow 19.57% in the same comparison.

Container vessel calls in Brazil by port | Jan/Sept 2020 to Jan/Sept 2021

wdt_ID Brasil Jan-Sep |2020 Jan-Sep | 2021 Diff.%
1 Itaqui 25 34 36.00%
2 Fortaleza 46 55 19.57%
3 Navegantes 398 454 14.07%
4 Suape 339 362 6.78%
5 Vila Do Conde 117 123 5.13%
6 Imbituba 38 38 0.00%
7 Pecem 277 273 -1.44%
8 Santos 1.431 1.409 -1.54%
9 Manaus 154 151 -1.95%
10 Salvador 359 352 -1.95%

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

According to Datamar’s Market Intelligence team, a blank sailing on the ASAS service is scheduled for the next few days on November 16th.

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