Santos open despite COVID-19 concerns
(Posted on 20/03/20)
Addressing ongoing comments that the Port of Santos might undergo an operations shutdown as a result of Covid-19 contamination risk, Santos Port Authority (SPA) informs that no such interruption is programmed for the foreseeable future. SPA works closely with the port community, acting to ensure the full operation of the Port of Santos, respecting all determinations of the public health authorities.
SPA reiterates that the port is fully operational and that all maritime and road accesses are open, without any restriction. Additionally, SPA informs that has taken measures to protect its employees, clients and partners of eventual contagion risks.
The Port of Santos is the largest in Latin America. Connecting over 600 ports in 125 countries. In 2018, the port was responsible for processing 133 million tons of cargo, generating USD 250 million in revenue. Primary hinterland comprises 5 states representing 67% of Brazil’s GDP.
Santos Port is home to 32 terminals and 65 berths. They process all range of cargo, such as dry bulk, liquid bulk, break bulk, roll-on roll off, general cargo, containers, special cargo and project solutions. The port connects Santos with over 600 other ports globally in 125 countries.
Santos is the most important foreign trade route in Brazil. Almost 27% of the country’s trade balance (USD 112.3 bi) passes through the port.
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