The Pyxis Ocean has made its first docking in Brazil with its new steel sails put in.

The majority provider docked on the Port of Paranaguá in Brazil on Sunday, September 24. It has steel sails 37.5 meters excessive and is chartered by Cargill. After loading, it should transport its cargo of 63,000 tons of soybean meal to Poland.

The sail expertise, BAR Tech WindWings, was developed by BAR Applied sciences, in partnership with Yara Marine Applied sciences and Mitsubishi, witn assist from the European Union.

The Governor of the Brazilian state of Paraná, Carlos Massa Ratinho Junior, visited the vessel final week. “It is a demonstration that the world is seeking to Paraná, which is a benchmark in manufacturing, logistics and sustainability,” mentioned the governor.

The cargo loading operation occurred within the Port of Paranaguá’s Jap Export Hall, which within the first eight months of 2023 dealt with 15.3 million tons of grain (soybeans and corn) and soybean meal. This represents a rise of 17.5% in comparison with the identical interval in 2022.

In the identical interval, the Jap Hall shipped 9.2 million tons of soybeans, virtually 26% greater than in 2022. Soybean meal additionally grew by 5% and corn by 8.5%.

In accordance with the CEO, Luiz Fernando Garcia: “The figures show the effectivity of Paranaguá’s port construction, which is experiencing a historic second with the arrival of the Pyxis Ocean. The vessel inaugurated the brand new buildings on the Paraná coast. It is price noting that Portos do Paraná is a signatory to the UN International Compact and has attracted vessels which are aligned with the target to cut back greenhouse gasoline emissions.” In November, the state-owned firm will signify the worldwide port sector at COP 28 in Dubai.