The port of Antonina in Brazil has begun to receive consignments of raw
materials needed for the production of fertilizer. Permission for stevedores to
handle fertilizer or raw materials in the port was first given in September last
year, allowing some vessels to discharge some tonnage in Paranaguá and the rest
The two ports are located comparatively close by, thereby obviating the need
to make large diversions if vessels require access to both. As a result of the dual
port option, importers have cut costs and reduced waiting time.