Paranagua Port Reopens After Fire Incident

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  • The Port of Paranaguá in Brazil has resumed operations after a fire.
  • Cargonave shipping agency noted that approximately 20 vessels, are scheduled to arrive.
  • The maritime industry has intensified efforts to enhance fire prevention.

A critical export terminal at the Port of Paranaguá in Brazil has resumed operations after a fire broke out earlier last week, affecting three berths, reports Port Technology.

Operations at Paranagua’s Export Corridor resumed on 24 February at 1:00 pm local time (16:00 GMT), as announced by the local port authority.

It is reported that export berths 212 and 213, alongside import berths 214, are now operational.

Ongoing Maintenance Work

The port authority mentioned that maintenance work is underway on damaged equipment, with expectations of restoration within the coming week.

Impact of the Fire

The fire disrupted operations at a crucial terminal for agricultural commodities at the Port of Paranaguá.

Williams Shipping Agency reported a temporary suspension of all operations within the Export Corridor following the fire’s onset.

Details of the Incident

Reporters say the fire ignited near the access point to one of the shiploaders at the East Export Corridor in Paranaguá, affecting three berths.

Vessels within the vicinity were unmoored and redirected to surrounding areas within the port for safety measures.

Impacted Vessels and Cargo

Cargonave shipping agency noted that approximately 20 vessels, scheduled to arrive at the three affected berths during the operational suspension, were intended for loading soybeans, soy meal, and wheat.

Industry Response

The maritime industry has intensified efforts to enhance fire prevention measures in the wake of recent incidents.

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Source: Port Technology