NEWS
Inland Traffic the Bottleneck
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Wed May 7, 2014 09:00 AM CDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. (DTN) -- Brazil may be a soybean super power, but its disjointed transport system will handicap farmers and shippers there for years, said transportation and logistics experts attending the annual Global AgInvesting conference.

Last year congestion at the country's southern ports led to truck lines at least seven miles long, in part because it rained 51 out of 65 days in the shipping season and the Port of Paranagua doesn't have roofs to cover vessels being loaded. More than 60% of the crop is shipped via truck on notoriously bad roads. That alone leads to a spillage ...

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