According to Cecafé, Santos was responsible for 84% of Brazil’s coffee exports in the first 9 months of 2016. During this period, 19.9m 60-kilo sacks were exported via Santos, 4.6m sacks of which were to the USA. The total exported by Brazil in the period was 23.7m sacks, with US$3.5m generated in revenue. Rio Grande held a public hearing last week to discuss the construction of a new multi-purpose pier that will be built in the Superporto area of the port.
The project involves construction of an access bridge, a platform for administration and control, and the installation of four mooring dolphins. The pier will give priority to vessels carrying natural gas –whichhas not up until this point beenhandled by Rio Grande. Liberian vessel ‘MV KYOTO STAR’ was loaded with 62,900 tons of sugar at Paranaguá. This surpassed the previous record forthe largest volume loaded onto a single vessel at the port by 19%. The cargo, owned by Bunge, is destined for Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates. Brazilian pork exports totaled 552,000 tons in the first nine months of this year, up 40% year-on-year. In value terms, there was a 12% increase on last year, reaching U$1.06bn. Russia is the main destination for the cargo, having imported 118,400 tons of the total.