Port operations running smoothly in Brazil and Argentina, with low waiting times at most terminals
The waiting time for vessels calling at the port of Santos for loading grains and sugar are hovering within 5 to 7 days on average. As many as 35 to 38 vessels are currently anchored in the port of Santos and around 10 ships are berthed. The average waiting time for vessels discharging fertilizers at the port of Santos is 7 days, with 9 bulk carriers anchored and around 4 vessels berthed.
As for the port of Pecem, the average waiting time for ships loading steel and iron ore and discharging coal amounts to 3 to 4 days. As many as 4 vessels are berthed and around 5 ships are anchored.
Ships discharging wheat and petcoke at the port of Fortaleza report an average waiting time of 1 day. One bulk carrier is currently berthed at the port.
The average waiting time in Argentina’s ports is less than a week. Note that vessels average waiting times are largely unchanged compared with early June levels. For now, there are no strikes announced, thus there is no threat of affecting port operations in the near future.
Waiting times are about 2 to 4 days at the port of San Lorenzo, 3 to 4 days at Rosario port, 6 days on average at San Nicolas port, up to 4 days at Necochea, 2 to 5 days at Bahia Blanca, and about 4 to 6 days at the port of Nueva Palmira.