The port of Santos registered record movements of cargoes in the month of March. The total was 10.4 million tons, which is 11.1% more than in the same period last year. CODESP (Santos Dock Company) stated that this was obtained mainly from the increase of 40% in soyabean cargoes loaded over the volume loaded in this same period last year, and without congestion in the port.
The monthly movement of the soyabeans complex was the fourth best in the history of the port, registering 3.7 million tons in the month and 5.8 million tons in the trimester. The product in second place for exportations was sugar, which increased 12.1% in relation to March last year and 0.4% in the trimester. Imports also grew by 8.6% in the month and 2.6% in the trimeters.
According to CODESP, this is the first time that the monthly mark of 10 million tons has been achieved in the first semester of the year.