The Dry Port of Foz do Iguaçu (PR) ended 2019 with a postive balance. The unit, operated by Multilog, recorded a 6.40% increase in cargo volume compared to 2018, maintaining the largest cargo handling position in Latin America. In total, 161,950 vehicles crossed the border, 9,700 more than the previous year, handling about US$ 5.2 billion in products and goods.
According to the survey released by the Brazilian Internal Revenue Service (RFB), imports were largely responsible for the increase in cargo handling, with emphasis on the night operation set up to receive grain harvests.
“Important changes have taken place in the last year to optimize the vehicle service flow at the unit, such as the management of sample withdrawals of goods with the consent of MAPA, which was previously attributed to an outsourced company, and the placement of export seals for Paraguay (which do not have customs in Cidade do Leste), which was carried out on ponte da amizade [friendship bridge] and caused long delays in crossing,” comments Francisco Augusto Damilano, Operations Manager at the unit. These and other improvements ensured the highest assessment score ever recorded for this Multilog Dry Port in 2019.