Porto Itapoá breaks handling record in July nearing 100,000 TEU

Porto Itapoá breaks handling record in July nearing 100,000 TEU

Porto Itapoá has broken its monthly handling record, with 99,396 TEU, 10 per cent higher than the 89,880 TEU handled by the terminal in July 2022.

The same record has already been broken twice this year, in March and May, marking a very positive semester, with 18 per cent growth compared to the same period last year.

Most of the movements in July were imports, around 15 per cent of the total, according to the President of Porto Itapoá, Cássio Schreiner.

“The results for the first half of 2023 pointed to a 40 per cent growth in imports at Porto Itapoá compared to the same period of 2022,” Schreiner stated.

“It shows a market heated, especially by the industry.”

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China continues to be the place of origin for the majority of imports passing through Porto Itapoá, with Germany and the US coming in second and third, respectively.

In turn, exports accounted for slightly more than 13 per cent of total in July, with the US being the primary destination, followed by China and Saudi Arabia.

Transshipment operations were also crucial, accounting for around 13 per cent of the total handled.

“Transshipment is the operation in which the containers are unloaded from the ship to later be loaded onto another ship with a different destination,” Schreiner explained.

In March 2023, Porto Itapoá set a new record for container handling, processing 51,615 containers.

Two months later, it was reported that Porto Itapoá handled 98,113 TEU.

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