Port of Natal
|Porto de Natal|
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|Location||Natal, Rio Grande do Norte|
|Opened||January 14, 1922|
The Port of Natal (Portuguese: Porto de Natal) is in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, on the Potengi River. It is the South American port closest to Europe. Inaugurated on January 14, 1922, the port is administered by CODERN (Companhia Docas do Rio Grande do Norte), and today has a strong focus on the export of fruit.
Despite its prime location, the Port of Natal is criticized for being too small and unable to receive large vessels. Added to this the lack of infrastructure to receive cruise ships and tourists who do not have adequate space to welcome visitors, even toilets or space to sit.
- (Portuguese) Official website