Dry bulk

The dry bulk sector dropped 16.1% compared to 2017 with 8 million tonnes of cargo handled.

This decrease is largely attributable to the grain sector, which fell 55% due the work stoppage at one of our partners. Since this ended in September, exports have resumed at a normal pace.

Conversely, other bulk products posted an excellent result with a 19.8% increase. Salt, in particular, had a year record. Recycled metals and iron ore also contributed to this growth: iron ore had a second consecutive record year and the export of recycled metals is also growing.