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 and 4.1 million TEUs, generating USD 250 million in revenue. Primary hinterland comprises 5 states representing 67% of Brazil’s GDP.
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. It is also the 39º largest container port on Lloyd’s Top 100 list (the second largest in Latin America, and the only Brazilian port on the list).
Santos Port Authority is the institution responsible for managing the public port, its operations, and surveillance. The company is currently undergoing a major turnaround, bringing more efficiency, transparency, and competitiveness. The goal is to prepare for privatization, a process that was triggered in August 2019 and should be concluded in the next years.