As this year's soybean harvest neared, Brazilian farm leaders feared logistical chaos would once again blight export efforts.
With no significant improvements to port, rail or road services since last year, they warned there could be a repeat of the partial breakdown of the soybean transport system seen in 2013 when ships waited up to three months to load at Santos and trucks lined seven miles back from port.
But two months into the current season, Brazil's logistics appear to be coping much better.
The reasons for the improvement have as much to do with luck as judgment.
Firstly, a ...