The Port of Santos, South America’s leading container port, saw substantial TEU volumes growth in the first half of the year compared to the corresponding 2019 period, and recently gained a new liner service.
The port reported that it handled 2 million TEUs in the first half of the year, up 4.3% from the first half of 2019.
In October of this year, the port gained a new container service, dubbed the BRAZEX 2, which sails between Brazil and the Caribbean. The BRAZEX 2 is operated by CMA CGM and deploys five vessels that average 2,344 TEUs.
The chart below, built using data gathered in BlueWater Reporting’s Terminal Analysis tool, shows how MSC is the leading ocean carrier that calls the Port of Santos with 237,474 TEUs of operating fleet capacity assigned to liner services that call the port.
The Port of Santos is called by 22 liner services that sail beyond the East Coast of South America, 16 of which operate with container vessels, according to data from BlueWater Reporting’s Port Dashboard tool.
The chart below shows the top five container services that call the port in terms of average vessel size, with the AS2/Ipanema – jointly operated by Hapag-Lloyd, MSC and ONE – coming in first at an average vessel size of 11,003 TEUs.
The AS2/Ipanema is also the fastest liner shipping service to Santos from China, Brazil’s top trade partner.
The table below, built using BlueWater Reporting’s Country to Country Transit Analysis by Service Tool, shows how the AS2/Ipanema offers 27-day transits from Yantian to Santos. Meanwhile, from Brazil back to China, the ESA is the fastest liner shipping service with 32-day transits from Santos to Shanghai.
Source: Hailey Desormeaux,
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