Port of Santos

The Port of Santos (in Portuguese: Porto de Santos) is located in the city of Santos, state of São Paulo, Brazil. As of 2006, it is the busiest container port in Latin America.

It possesses a wide variety of cargo handling terminals—solid and liquid bulk, containers, and general loads. It is Brazil's leading port in container traffic. The terrestrial access system to the port is made up by the Anchieta and Imigrantes highways and by the railroads operated by Ferroban and MRS.

It was once considered the "port of death" in the 19th century due to yellow fever, and ships often avoided docking at the wood plank port. The floods in the city's area provoked illnesses.

Today it is Latin America's largest port. Its structure is considered Brazil's most modern.

In the early 20th century, major overhauling and urbanization created the port's modern structure seen today, eliminating the risk of diseases and providing the port with modern, industrial-age infrastructure.

The location of the city of Santos was chosen at a convenient point for crossing the Serra do Mar mountain range, which is the main obstacle to access the interior. The first railway link from the port to the state capital São Paulo City, 79 km away, and the state's interior, was completed in 1864. This allowed for an easier transportation of the vast masses of migrant workers who headed to São Paulo and the state's numerous coffee farms. The main product exported by Santos until World War II was São Paulo state's huge coffee production, Brazil's largest. Today, coffee has become a smaller component of Brazil's exports and cars, machinery, orange juice, soybeans are now some of the port's main exports.

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DP World to invest $38m in Brazil’s Port of Santos

Seatrade Maritime News 07 Mar 2023
... Port of Santos, Brazil ... To this date, DP World’s investment in the Port of Santos amounts to more than $577m ... Brazilian Minister seeks to privatise smaller ports ahead of Santos. The Port of Santos is one of the largest and most modern private multi-purpose port terminals in Brazil....

DP World to invest $35m in Brazil’s Port of Santos

Splash24/7 06 Mar 2023
DP World has poured more than $577m into the Port of Santos and the latest round of investments will be the company’s third since operations began in Brazil in July 2013. “Investing in the Port of Santos is a calculated move that reflects ......

DP World Injects $35 Million Into Expansion at Port of Santos, Brazil

The Maritime Executive 06 Mar 2023
DP World has announced a $35 million investment to expand and modernize its facilities at the Port of Santos, Brazil’s busiest seaport ... To date, DP World has invested more than $577 million in modernizing and expandin at the Port of Santos ... In December, the government of Brazil rescinded its earlier plans to privatize the Port of Santos....

Navios Seneritas N (Bulk Carrier) arrives at the port of Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil on ...

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