Brazil's main port of Santos covers
more than 7.7 million square meters and contains 9.4 thousand meters of public
2008, most vessels carried general cargo through the port, while liquid bulk
and container vessels also visited the port. Imports, aided by a strong real against the dollar, were the main driver,
jumping 41.3 percent to 2.37 million tons. Exports rose 6.4 percent to 3.80 million tons.
Sugar exports, the biggest farm commodity moving through the port by
volume, soared 117.8 percent to 1.77 million tons in February, and cane-based ethanol shipments rose
77 percent to 150,187 tons.
Brazil is the world's largest producer and exporter of
sugar and the top ethanol exporter.
Container shipments rose 14 percent to
The port of Santos handled $9.6 billion of trade,
or 26.2 percent of Brazil's total in February.
USA, Germany and China were
the leading origins of imports into Santos, accounting for 43 percent of total
shipments. USA, Netherlands and Iran were the top export destinations, taking
28 percent of Brazilian shipments.
The port of Santos started working on port expansion
construction to have more competitive cargo capacity.
TECONDI, the number three container terminal for
the port of Santos, is moving ahead with a development plan that will almost
treble capacity at the facility to 700,000 TEU per year.
The huge investment plan will involve expansion of
the quay from 200 m length up to 320 m, and the depth alongside will rise from
12.5 m up to 15 m, allowing TECONDI to handle post panamax vessels.
Demand pressure is growing beyond our original plan
because Brazil is becoming more and more competitive in agricultural grains. When construction is completed, the
terminal will have the capacity to increase shipments of grains and soybeans
from the interior to Santos from the current 2.5 million tons a year to 10
¡°The capacity for expansion will be enormous. Only about
25 percent to 30 percent of the central-west region is being exploited. In that
region of Brazil alone we could triple agricultural production.¡±
general, the port of Santos tends to be in the list of the candidates to
Country hub port
The BRUCE hydraulic pile hammer SGH-0712 featured 7
tons of ram weight and 1.2m of maximum stroke
has participated in the port expansion construction
for driving a total of 2,500 pieces of ¥Õ600 concrete span piles.
For difficult concrete piling jogs in the water, the
BRUCE SGH-0712, the most commonly utilized in working sites
offers an exceptional on-shore pile driving
performance : 40 blow rate at maximum stroke per a minute by hydraulic system,
an auxiliary pile cap fits for a rounded concrete, 230 bar of operating
pressure powered by the power pack.
All of the driving motions can be controlled by the
sophisticated remote control box to ensure working stability and to avoid
unintended electrical malfunctions which enables the operators to concentrate
on the essential tasks.
Once the hammer reaches to maximum stroke, it moves
like a rocket that leads to a successful pile driving.