Vessel Calls

Container vessel calls in Brazilian ports up 6.87% in March

Apr, 12, 2021 Posted by Ruth Hollard

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Container ship vessel calls in Brazilian ports grew 6.87% in March compared to the same month in 2020. There were 653 vessel calls this year compared to 611 in March 2020. In the Port of Santos, the largest port in the country, the growth was 7%.

In comparison with the previous month, however, the growth was even greater, at 8.11%. However, for the quarter, the number of vessel calls in 2020 and 2021 remain practically stable: 1863 in 2021 and 1861 in 2020, a growth of just 0.1%.

See the graph below for the monthly container vessel calls in Brazilian ports since January 2020:

Container Vessel Calls in Brazilian Ports per Week | Jan 2020 to March 2021

Source: DataLiner

Although the Port of Santos had the largest number of container vessel calls in the first quarter of 2021, the Port of Itaqui grew the most, by 57.14%. It is worth remembering that on April 9th, 4 areas of the port were auctioned for fuel handling. The Port of Fortaleza registered a 33.33% growth in the number of vessel calls in the first quarter.

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

wdt_ID Brasil Jan-Mar | 2020 Jan-Mar | 2021 Diff.%
1 Itaqui 7 11 57.14%
2 Fortaleza 15 20 33.33%
3 Navegantes 128 158 23.44%
4 Suape 107 116 8.41%
5 Itaguai 74 79 6.76%
6 Paranagua 183 187 2.19%
7 Manaus 50 51 2.00%
8 Santos 480 480 0.00%
9 Pecem 98 98 0.00%
10 Vitoria 41 41 0.00%

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

In the next few days, a blank sailing is forecast during week 16 for the SAMWAF service (Trade Africa).

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