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Brazilian ports throughput 4.7% higher

10/08/2017 at 19:10h

Rio de Janeiro – In 2017’s first six months, the Brazilian port sector handled 517.5 million tons, which represents an increase of 4.7% in comparison to the same period of last year. The increase took place in private terminals, which handled 343.04 million tons, up 7.89% over 2016’s first six months. Meanwhile, public ports handled 174.46 million tons, which represented a decrease of 1.04%.

The data was presented this Thursday (10) by the director general of the National Agency for Waterway Transportation (ANTAQ), Adalberto Tokarski, at the National Meeting of Foreign Trade (ENAEX 2017), in Rio de Janeiro.

He highlighted that the main increase took place in solid bulk with 332.9 million tons handled, up 5.9%. Another significant increase occurred with general loose bulk loads, up 12.6%, reaching 27 million tons in the first six months. According to Tokarski, commodities continue to be the main goods being shipped.

Via Agência Brasil. Translated by Sérgio Kakitani

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