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A ship at Brazil’s Port of Santos.(Portosdobrasil.gov.br via Flickr)

Soy loadings delayed at Brazil northern ports

Brasilia | Reuters — At least 11 ships are facing delays in loading soybeans at Brazil’s northern ports after rains washed out roads and disrupted the progress of trucks carrying beans from the centre-west region, Brazilian officials said on Thursday. Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said some commodities traders could have problems fulfilling soy export contracts […] Read more

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Dreyfus, Cargill win Brazil port space

Sao Paulo | Reuters –– Louis Dreyfus Commodities and Cargill won an auction on Wednesday to operate a grain terminal at Santos Port for 25 years, while Fibria SA and Marimex won rights to operate pulp areas there leased from Brazil’s government. The three port areas were the first of 93 nationwide that the government […] Read more


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Exporters fear Brazil agents’ strike could hurt corn exports

Sao Paulo | Reuters — A strike by Brazilian federal agricultural agents responsible for approving certificates required for shipments could affect Brazil’s corn exports, the director of the cereal exporters association Anec Sergio Mendes said Friday. Mendes said the strike that started on Thursday was “the worst thing that could happen” to grain exports, though […] Read more

Brazil soy exports likely to slow after fire near Santos port

Sao Paulo | Reuters –– Brazil’s soy exports will likely slow because a six-day fire at a nearby fuel-storage facility has restricted access to Brazil’s largest port, Santos, a port official and the soy industry association Abiove said on Tuesday. Authorities have agreed to restrict truck access to some terminals at the port at least […] Read more