Port of Rio de Janeiro registers the largest cargo movement of the year
Last October, the Port of Rio de Janeiro handled a total of 906 thousand tons of cargo. The number was the highest monthly volume registered in 2021 so far, surpassing by 15.4% the movement of last September and growing 31.1% compared to October 2020.
The report by the Business Planning sector of Companhia Docas do Rio de Janeiro (CDRJ) also points out that the turnover of the Port of Rio de Janeiro, in October, was the second highest of the year, in nominal terms, reaching the mark of R$ 20.5 million. The value is 27.8% higher than the September turnover and 4.3% more than the result obtained in October 2020.
For the director of Business and Sustainability at Docas do Rio, Jean Paulo Castro e Silva, “in addition to the good moment of growth in cargo handling due to the cooling of the effects of the pandemic, improvements implemented by the Port Authority, such as the opening of night shipping in the Cotunduba Channel, contributed to the good results that the Port of Rio de Janeiro has been achieving".
Considering the joint performance of the four ports managed by the Port Authority – Rio de Janeiro, Itaguaí, Niterói and Angra dos Reis – in the accumulated result for this year, from January to October, cargo handling at Docas do Rio totaled 53.2 million tons, which corresponds to an increase of 21.7%, when compared to the same period in 2020. Only in the Port of Rio de Janeiro, the main cargo handled – containerized cargo – accumulates a 29.6% increase compared to the previous year . Adding the handling of containerized cargo at the ports of Rio de Janeiro and Itaguaí, the increase is 13.6%, compared to the accumulated in 2021 with the same period in 2020.
According to the director-president of Docas do Rio, Francisco Antonio de Magalhães Laranjeira, “the excellent result registered so far this year, until October, reflected in the company's revenue, which already totals R$945.2 million in 2021 and presents an increase of 78.9% compared to the same period in 2020”. Analyzing that, in the last month of October alone, the revenue of the four ports was R$104.4 million, exceeding by 57.6% the revenue of October 2020, President Laranjeira believes that the Port Authority “will surpass the estimate starting to reach the mark of R$ 1 billion in this year's revenues”.