Brazil’s Port of Santos to Register Record Movement in 2017

The largest port complex in Latin America forecasts moving 120.6 million tons of cargo thanks to the expected record 2016-2017 grain harvest in Brazil.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Although Brazil’s economy has not yet recovered from the worst recession in decades, the Santos Port, largest port complex in Latin America, is forecasting to move a record 120.6 million tons of cargo in 2017, according to Companhia Docas do Estado de São Paulo – CODESP (Santos Port Authority).

“This expectation will imply an increase of 6.3 percent compared to the expected result for 2016,” said CODESP’s CEO Alex Oliva in a statement released this week. If confirmed it will be the third largest result ever . . .

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