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After dredging work is completed, the port of Rio Grande will receive larger ships

After dredging work is completed, the port of Rio Grande will receive larger ships

O Porto de Rio Grande (RS) passará a receber navios de até 366 metros de comprimento após a conclusão de obras de dragagem que duraram dois anos, com investimento federal de R$ 500 milhões. O novo calado foi homologado em cerimônia na segunda-feira. Em nota, o governo do Estado informou que, graças à remoção de mais de 16 milhões de metros cúbicos de sedimentos, o calado operacional do chamado canal interno, onde estão os terminais portuários mais importantes e com o maior fluxo de cargas, aumentou de 12,8 para 15 metros. A profundidade do calado, que era de 14,2 metros, passou a ser de 16,5 metros.

Also according to the note, the handling capacity starts to meet international navigation standards. The port will be able to receive vessels of up to 366 meters, an increase of 29 meters in relation to the previous capacity, of 337 meters.

The state government has pledged to meet the demand from investors for permanent dredging. “We are setting up a term of reference so that, in the first half of next year, we can begin to make an investment of R $ 30 to R $ 40 million per year in dredging in the port, permanently guaranteeing the cargo of ships arriving and leaving the port. RS ”, said the Governor of the State, Eduardo Leite (PSDB), in the note.

Segundo o superintendente dos Portos do Rio Grande do Sul, Fernando Estima, em virtude do compromisso, foi possível homologar o novo calado com 15 metros, e não com os 14 metros inicialmente previstos. “É a primeira vez que é homologado, isso quer dizer que, com a certificação da Marinha, que é a autoridade portuária, nós conseguimos garantir fretes mais baratos e seguros. Isso atrairá armadores internacionais e mais cargas”, afirmou Estima. “Com o novo calado, o porto do Rio Grande se incorpora à rota das grandes viagens internacionais e se solidifica como um grande ponto de parada do País e da América Latina”, disse o ministro da Infraestrutura, Tarcísio de Freitas, que compareceu à cerimônia.

Os terminais privados que operam contêineres, granéis agrícolas, fertilizantes, cargas petrolíferas e petroquímicas no Porto de Rio Grande movimentam mais de 40 milhões de toneladas por ano – a capacidade instalada é de 50 milhões. O secretário de Logística e Transportes do Rio Grande do Sul, Juvir Costella, disse que junho foi o melhor mês da história do porto, com movimentação de mais de 4,4 milhões de toneladas em 30 dias. O primeiro semestre foi o segundo melhor em total de cargas, com 19,9 milhões de toneladas, aumento de 6,97% ante igual período de 2019.

Source: https://www.noticiasagricolas.com.br/noticias/logistica/272304-logistica-apos-conclusao-de-obra-de-dragagem-porto-de-rio-grande-recebera-navios-maiores.html

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Import of chemical products rises 10.2% in September, points out Abiquim

Import of chemical products rises 10.2% in September, points out Abiquim

Imports of chemical products had a considerable increase in September, 10.2% compared to August, and reached US$ 3.7 billion, according to a foreign trade report by the Brazilian Chemical Industry Association (Abiquim). At the same time, exports had a slight increase, of 1.5% on the same comparative basis, to US$ 871.4 million.

The most imported chemical products continue to be intermediaries for fertilizers, with foreign purchases of US$ 716.7 million, an increase of 11.1% compared to August. Thermoplastic resins were the most exported items, with US$ 103.5 million, with a drop of 13.4% compared to the immediately previous month.

According to the organization, from January to September, chemical imports totaled US$ 30.3 billion, with a drop of 9%. Exports, on the other hand, fell 14.8%, to US$ 8.3 billion.

In volume, however, imports until September were a record, with more than 37 million tons. This is equivalent to an increase of 6.9% compared to the same period last year — the 34.6 million tons of that period corresponded to the previous record.

According to Abiquim, the average price of imports dropped 14.9%, while exports fell by 19.7%, reflecting the industry's trade deficit. In nine months, the negative balance was US$ 22 billion, down 6.7%.

In the 12 months to September, however, the deficit reached US$ 30 billion, “validating month after month the expectations that, despite the serious economic impacts of the covid-19 pandemic, the indicator will not, until the end of the year, be far below the results of recent years, with negative balances of US$ 29.6 billion in 2018 and US$ 31.6 billion in 2019”, according to Abiquim.

In a statement, the organisation's chief executive, Ciro Marino, says that the recent recovery in economic activity signals that the worst moment of the crisis seems to be behind us. The situation, however, is still challenging.

"If some competitive challenges can be quickly overcome, such as the regulation of the new gas market and the rebalancing of the international agenda, with trade policies based on trade facilitation, international cooperation, competitiveness and legal security of the trade defense system, we have all the potential to, in the short term, expand the use of installed capacity and continue to maintain the guarantee of full availability to meet domestic demand with national manufacturing”, he says.

Source: http://www.brainmarket.com.br/2020/10/20/importacao-de-produtos-quimicos-sobe-102-em-setembro-aponta-abiquim/

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