Vessel Calls

Container vessel calls at Brazilian ports fall 4.55% in July

Aug, 15, 2021 Posted by Ruth Hollard

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Container ship vessel calls in Brazilian ports fell 4.55% in July compared to the same period in 2020. In July 2021, there were 608 moorings against 637 in the same period in 2020. The Port of Santos, which registered the highest number of moorings, 146, saw the greatest drop, of 7.59% compared to the seventh month of 2020.

Despite the drop in the year-on-year comparison, moorings, in general, grew slightly: 0.83% in July compared to the previous month. In the accumulated result for the first seven months of the year, there was a slight drop of 0.78% in moorings. In Santos, the drop was 1.52%.

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

Weekly container vessel calls at Brazilian ports | Jan 2020 to August 2021 (partial)

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

Of the 18 ports analyzed by the Datamar team, only six registered an increase in the number of vessel calls in the first seven months of 2020 and 2021: Itaqui, Fortaleza, Navegantes, Suape, Vila do Conde, and Salvador. The Port of Imbituba remained stable and the others registered a drop in vessel calls.

Container Vessel Calls in Brazil by Port | Jan/July 2020 to Jan/July 2021

wdt_ID Brasil Jan-Jul | 2020 Jan-Jul | 2021 Diff.%
1 Itaqui 17 26 52.94%
2 Fortaleza 34 44 29.41%
3 Navegantes 306 357 16.67%
4 Suape 260 287 10.38%
5 Vila Do Conde 91 95 4.40%
6 Salvador 269 275 2.23%
7 Imbituba 29 29 0.00%
8 Pecem 209 208 -0.48%
9 Santos 1.117 1.100 -1.52%
10 Itaguai 176 173 -1.70%

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

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