In the last four months of 2020, the movement was a record in Foz do Iguaçu, reaching 18.5% high in December. Last year, Porto Seco grew 4.8% in the flow of imports and exports
A survey carried out by Receita Federal revealed that the Dry Port of Foz do Iguaçu, managed by Multilog, recorded record growth rates in the last four months of 2020, consolidating itself as the largest in Latin America in terms of cargo volume. In September, the volume of movement grew 15.3%, in October, 11.6%, in November, 6.3% to arrive in December with an increase of 18.5%.
Altogether, 169,654 trucks passed through over the past year, representing an increase of 4.8% in relation to the previous year, considering the movement of imports and exports.
According to Francisco Damilano, Border Operations Manager at Multilog, the storage and occupancy rates of the yards were also higher in 2020 compared to 2019, with an average growth of 15.92%.
“In order to work during the pandemic, we need to make several changes in order to guarantee the flow of cargo necessary to supply the country, without neglecting the health of workers and truck drivers,” said Damilano. According to him, the objective of the changes was to streamline operations and comply with the health protocols to combat Covid-19, recommended by the authorities.
Technological innovations such as the automation of the DUE, the pre-registration for the export regime, automation of the releases through the Genius platform for the import regime and even the remote inspection facilitated the processes. “Our release times are much faster,” said Damilano.
For the executive, it is strategically very important for Multilog to have a Dry Frontier Port classified as the largest in Latin America and growing at historical levels. This makes us more and more a reference in logistics ”, he says. Multilog is also responsible for the management of the Dry Ports of Uruguaiana, Santana do Livramento and Jaguarão.