Wilson Sons reported total container volume in the second quarter of 2013 was 229,300 20-foot-equivalent units, increasing 6.0 percent from 216,300 TEUs in the second quarter of 2012.
The Brazilian port operator’s Tecon Rio Grande container terminal moved 159,500 TEUs, up 3.9 percent year-over-year. Of that total, Tecon Rio Grande handled 101,200 full TEUs, down 3.2 percent from 104,600 TEUs in the same period last year, including 53,600 export TEUs and 23,100 import TEUs. It also moved 58,300 empty TEUs, jumping 19.0 percent compared with the same quarter in the previous year.
Wilson Sons’ Tecon Salvador container terminal handled 69,700 TEUs in the second quarter, rising 11.1 percent from 62,800 TEUs in the second quarter of 2012. Of that total, the terminal moved 49,100 full TEUs, up 8.7 percent, including 18,300 export TEUs, down 8.5 percent, and 15,100 import TEUs, spiking 25.9 percent. The terminal also moved 20,600 empty TEUs, up 17.4 percent.
In the first six months of 2013, Wilson Sons’ total container traffic was 425,000 TEUs, sliding 0.3 percent from 426,400 TEUs in the same period last year. Tecon Rio Grande handled 293,600 TEUs, falling 2.2 percent versus the first half of 2012, while Tecon Salvador moved 131,500 TEUs, up 4.1 percent.