Porto do Rio Grande set the best record for the first two months in its history. Economy

Porto do Rio Grande set the best record for the first two months in its history.  Economy

The main attractions were soybean and wheat, which grew by 395.95% and 139% respectively as compared to the same period last year. (Photo: Disclosure – DP)

The Superintendent of Portos RS released the results of the first two months of movements in 2022. Takes into account the operations performed in the data ports big River, pellets and Porto Alegre, in addition to the existing terminals in the Rio Grande port complex.

It was considered the best first two months in the history of the port of Rio Grande with 6,233,998 tonnes. Till then, 2018 was the year with the best first two months, when 5,125,683 tonnes were registered. With regard to containers, 79,521 units were moved between full and empty.

The main attractions were soybean and wheat, which grew by 395.95% and 139% respectively as compared to the same period last year. This is followed by potassium chloride, which has changed positively by 134.59%, and rice, which has practically doubled its speed with a change of 99.89%.

The destinations of cargo exported through Rio Grande port are China (19.08%), Saudi Arabia (8.53%), Indonesia (6.68%), Morocco (5.72%), Vietnam (4.89%) and Portugal (4.35%). . Imports come from Argentina (9.60%), Lithuania (8.94%), the United States (8.53%), Germany (7.73%), Russia (6.90%) and China (6.75%).

For the port of Pelotas, handling reached 208,285 tonnes, representing an increase of 13.50%. The ships docked at the pier on the banks of the So Gonallo Canal loaded 154,155 tons of wooden logs and another 54,130 tons of clinker, a material used as raw material for cement production.

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The port of Porto Alegre reached the mark of 96,651 tonnes handled with an emphasis on fertilizers, reaching 66,880 tonnes in the first two months of the year. Inventory was pulled by barley with 19,852 tonnes, other shipments which together accounted for 6,240 tonnes and wheat at 3,679 tonnes.

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