At the end of last year, the number of vessels seeking a berth at Brazilian ports had been cut from 36 to 32. Up to 1.11 million tonnes of sugar was awaiting loading, with the Port of Santos having a stockpile of 670,230 tonnes, which is 60% of the total. In second place, with 27% of the total, was Paranaguá, with 302,800 tonnes, followed by Maceió (111,500) and Recife (31,850 tonnes), respectively accounting for 10% and 3% of the total.