Santos Brasil registered impressive results in the second
quarter of 2012. The handling of containers in the terminals in
which it operates (Tecon Santos - SP, Tecon Imbituba - SC and Tecon
Vila do Conde- PA) increased 17.2% over the same period last year.
The Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization
(EBITDA) reached a record R$ 143.8 million, up 24.2% over the
same period in 2011. The Vehicle Terminal also maintained its
strong performance, with R$ 13.9 million in EBITDA, which was the
result of higher revenue from import vehicles. The EBITDA forecast
for 2012 remains between R$ 500 and R$ 550 million, with a margin
between 41% and 43%.