CCCC's Contribution to the Revitalization of Paranagua Port in Brazil


The Paranagua Port in southern Brazil is the country's most crucial crops export port and second-largest seaport.

Under the azure sky, the containers are neatly arranged like a colorful jigsaw puzzle. The cargo ships are ready to ship soybeans, corn and wheat to the world. This is the Paranagua Port in southern Brazil, the country's most crucial crops export port and second-largest seaport.
(Photo from People's Daily)
(Photo from People's Daily)
Did you know that the Paranagua Port is currently thriving and presenting a prosperous picture, despite development challenges such as insufficient maritime infrastructure and services? According to Ikonomu, a port worker in his sixties who is familiar with the port's history, congestion problems at the port gradually began to be solved with the arrival of Chinese equipment and the start of dredging projects.
Since 2012, Shanghai Dredging, a subsidiary of CCCC, has been working on dredging and infrastructure maintenance at the port, upgrading the maximum vessel capacity from 50,000 tons to 100,000 tons.
"Ikonomu explained that Chinese companies have also made targeted optimizations to multiple functional areas of the port, including the harbor, channel, anchorage, and berth, resulting in a significant increase in operational efficiency."
Today, the container terminal at the Paranagua Port has 16 regular long-haul routes and has become one of the largest container terminals in South America in terms of design throughput. According to Brazilian media, from January to September last year, the port's grain cargo volume exceeded 3 million tons, a significant increase from 650,000 tons of the previous year.

Editor: Talents