Wilson Sons terminals grow 26% in October

  • 08/11/2023
  • 4 minutes

Rio Grande Container Terminal, in Rio Grande do Sul, doubles transshipment  volumes and increases inland navigation by 43%. Salvador Container Terminal  handles a record number of 40,000 TEUs in October 

Wilson Sons, a leader in port and maritime logistics in Brazil, reported a strong growth in  operations at its container terminals in October. With modern infrastructure, Rio Grande  Container Terminal (RS) and Salvador Container Terminal (BA), which are equipped to  operate some of the largest ships in the world, reported a 26.5% rise in aggregated  volumes last month compared to the same period in 2022. The results were mainly driven  by higher transshipment volumes as well as an increase in exports, imports, cabotage  and inland navigation. Altogether, 103,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) were  handled. In the first ten months of the year, 870,000 TEUs were handled, representing  an increase of 14%.

The Rio Grande Container Terminal, which attends the main shipping lines that connect  the South and the rest of Brazil to important international markets, the highlights were  transshipment and shifting operations, which increased 131% in October. Transshipment  operations consist of connecting two shipping lines by transferring containers between  vessels in order to carry cargo to different parts of the world. Last month, 13,400 TEUs  were handled, especially due to an increase in cargo transshipment to and from Northern  Europe. Inland navigation also showed a sharp 43.1% increase at Rio Grande Container  Terminal, driven by higher volumes of wood and resins.

Brazil’s most automated terminal, Rio Grande, also reported significant growth in exports. The increase was of 34%, with larger volumes of resins and wood. Imports rose 25%,  with greater volumes of resins, chemicals and parts and pieces. As a result, total volumes  at Rio Grande increased by 37%, compared to the same period in 2022, totalling 63,000  TEUs. 

Salvador Container Terminal, which connects the North and Northeast of Brazil to the  global trade, also performed strongly, handling a record number of 40,000 TEUs in  October. Total volumes rose 13%, especially due to an increase in transshipment and  shiftings of imports and exports. 

Transshipment and shiftings rose by 31% at the Salvador terminal, with an increase in  cargo from Morocco, India and Saudi Arabia, as well as cargo transported to the Port of  Pecém, in Ceará. Exports rose 8%, with greater volumes of fruit, cotton and wood pulp,  while imports increased 18%, driven by solar panels, electrical and electronic goods, and  chemical products. 

“We are seeing robust growth at our terminals, which reflects the commitment to the  continuous improvement of our operating excellence. Our purpose is to serve our clients  while pursuing long-term sustainable development oriented to the creation of value for  our stakeholders”, said Wilson Sons CEO Fernando Salek. 

About Wilson Sons 

Wilson Sons is the largest port-shipping logistics operator in Brazil, with over 185 years  of experience. The company operates across Brazil and offers complete solutions to more  than 5,000 clients, including shipowners, importers and exporters, the offshore energy  industry, renewable energy projects, agribusiness corporations, and other players in  different businesses. Learn more at: https://www.wilsonsons.com.br/en/ 

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