Brazil expects grain production to rise 15 million metric tons in 2013-14, potentially creating even more pressure on the country's overstretched port and transport infrastructure.
In response to concerns that Brazil's grain export logistics won't be able to cope, the government Wednesday announced a plan to help speed up port and road operations.
But the truth is there is nothing of substance that is new among the measures.
The headline promise is that authorities will work 24 hours a day at ports. This was a promise made last year and already implemented part of the time at some ports.