NEWS
Brazil's Ports Go 24 Hours
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:42 PM CDT

SAO PAULO, Brazil (DTN) -- Brazil's principal grain-exporting ports will start working 24 hours, the federal ports secretariat declared last week.

The news was greeted with applause from soybean exporters, for whom the massive lines of ships waiting to load and subsequent delays cost fortunes, and from farmers, who ultimately foot the bill for Brazil's logistical inefficiency.

The announcement may also be met with bemusement from casual observers abroad, who imagined that Brazilian ports were already working 24/7 like most major commodities hubs across the world.

While most terminals operated day and night, nocturnal port movement was limited by the ...

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