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Tag: BR-163 highway

  • Thursday, October 17th 2013 - 21:09 UTC

    New highway in clogged-Brazil opens more possibilities for grain exports

    Last year ships in ports on the southern coast had to wait for 60 days to load grains

    A highway, decades in the making, will finally open in Brazil offering a shortcut through the Amazon jungle to north-eastern waterways for the growing corn and soybean trade. The BR-163 highway connecting Mato Grosso state's soy belt to two key river ports will boost grain exports by some 3 million tons next year, offering a bit of relief to congested ports in the southeast, where most shipments originate.