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48% of all containers were shipped to Asia. 40% and 12% respectively were sent to Europe and North America
Porto Itapoá has achieved a record level of refirgerated exports for August
In August 2022, Porto Itapoá handled 3414 containers of refrigerated goods for export. This is the largest amount handled by the terminal, since 2016, when dedicated services to Venezuela were shut down, due to the crisis in the country in 2017.
Roberto Pandolfo, the Director of Business Development and Customer Experience, believes that the result is due to the Terminal’s excellent infrastructure, as well as the close working between staff and the shipping companies. “What makes our service stand out is the guarantee of regular departures,” he explained. Currently, the Terminal has 2,892 power plugs dedicated to reefer containers.
The Terminal is also the only port in Santa Catarina that has the ASAS service from Maersk, which began in September 2021. “We currently boast the shortest transit time for imports from Asia, out of all the ports in the south of Brazil,” added Pandolfo. In Brazil, you can only get double calls (where ships stop off on both the outward and return legs of their voyage) at Itapoá and Santos.
Origin and Destination
The refrigerated cargo exported in August was mainly animal protein: primarily chicken, then pork, followed by beef. “Nearly all of the loads originated in the South region of Brazil”, added Roberto Pandolfo.
All were destined for abroad, especially Asia, which accounts for 48% of all containers. 40% and 12% respectively were sent to Europe and North America.