Santos Port posts best cargo quarter ever

Aerial view from above from a drone of the port of Santos, the largest exporter in Latin America. container ship

Santos Port Authority (SPA) ended the third quarter with a net profit of R$136 million ($26 million), a growth of 38.3 per cent on 2021’s numbers.

The port moved 42.8 million tons in the quarter, an increase of 17.8 per cent, the port’s best quarter ever.

The cargo volumes drove revenues upward.

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In the first nine months of the year, net income increased 55.2 per cent over the same period in 2021 and totaled R$416 million ($79 million), surpassing the result for the full year of 2021, when SPA had a result of R$329 million ($62 million).

Santos handled 486,300 TEU in September setting a new historical record.

SPA’s Director of Administration and Finance, Marcus Mingoni, commented: “The successive advances in the rationalisation of expenses and revenue optimisation allowed the company to reach a high level of efficiency, allowing it to absorb impacts of the magnitude that were the strong maintenance dredging expenses in the period and, even so, to record the best profit for the third quarter of Porto’s history.”

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