Ethanol shipments up almost 20% at Brazil ports in June

24 July 2009 18:16  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Ethanol exports from Brazilian ports jumped by almost 20% to 291,067 tonnes in June, compared with 243,017 tonnes in May this year, the Williams Brasil shipping agency said on Friday.

Williams is one of the largest shipping agencies in Brazil. The government also provides monthly ethanol export data, but not on a port-by-port basis.

Latin America's largest port, Santos, shipped well over triple the cargo tonnage from the other ports. Ethanol exports from Santos totalled 229,900 tonnes in June, up 31% from 175,789 tonnes in May, according to the Williams' data.

Paranagua and Suape accounted for 61,167 tonnes shipped, or 21% of total ethanol shipments in June.

Nineteen vessels transported the cargoes, with 13 ships accounting for 71% of total shipments. Two vessels, the Siteam Neptun, delivered 57,356 tonnes in shipments to Costa Rica and India, which represented about 20% of total ethanol shipments during the month.

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By: Lane Kelley
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