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Rail cargo volume increases at the ports of Paraná

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The volume of cargo that arrives and leaves the ports of Paraná by rail increased by 6.4% in the first four months of 2022, compared to the same period last year – there were 3 112 320 t by this modal and 18 695 084 t of general cargo. Despite the participation by rail having remained at 16% in both years, the volume grew: from January to April 2021 there were 2 924 813 t by rail compared to a total movement of 18 286 534.

The products that most increased their participation in the modal were corn, soy, fertilizers, oil derivatives and containers.

“On trains, we receive corn, soybeans, bran, some cargo in containers – such as chicken – and sugar, in products destined for export,” said the Director of Opera-tions, Luiz Teixeira da Silva Júnior.

In the opposite direction, they leave for the interior in wagons, mainly fertilizers.

In the first four months of last year, 7% of the volume of corn exported by the Port of Paranaguá arrived in wagons. This year, it rose to 11%. For soybeans, it went from 28% to 29%. Among fertilizers destined for the interior, this share went from 2% to 5%.

From the net, from no volume arriving or leaving by train, from January to April 2021, it went to a 12% share in the modal.

“We have projects advancing to increase, even more, the participation of the rail modal in the ports of Paraná,” added the Director of Operations. “For example, Klabin installing itself at the terminal in the port area will bring the train back to the side.”

Two works by the State, with the objective of promoting this transport even more, are the Nova Ferroeste and the Cais Leste (Moegão) project, which are in the bidding phase.

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