Ports and Terminals

Port of Vitória enjoys best month in 56 years

Oct, 13, 2021 Posted by Ruth Hollard

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September was another record-breaking month for the Port of Vitória. 839,976 tons of cargo were handled in the month, surpassing the last record of 830,209 tons reached in July this year. The September level was the largest handling in the Espírito Santo port in the last 56 years. The highlights were solid and liquid bulk operations, and general and containerized cargo.

From January to September this year, 2,564,841 tons of solid bulk were handled, an increase of 30.49% compared to the same period in 2020. In September, fertilizer was among the loads that registered the highest volume of movement, totaling 183,733 tons.

Liquid bulk also increased YTD. From January to September, 707,293 tons of liquid bulk were handled, an increase of 14.26% YoY. In 2020, 619,042 tons were handled. Caustic soda and petroleum derivatives are among the main products handled.

The movement of vehicles also grew. In the first nine months of the year, 32,065 units have already been handled. In the same period of 2020, there were only 17,866 cars units handled. The difference represents a growth of 79.5%.

Types of Navigation

As noted in previous months, the difference in movements by type of navigation is small. In the month, 47.5% of the ships that docked at the Port of Vitória were on a cabotage route, while 52.5% were long-haul. The direction of the operation had a slight advantage for imports, registering 54.61%, while exports registered 45.39%. Also, the port received ships from France, Italy, Uruguay, and Russia, at the same time as it shipped cargo to the United States, Spain, and China.

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