Brazil's Itaqui Port Open Despite Lockdown, Grain Shipments Up

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

May 7, 2020

© Igor Strukov / Adobe Stock

© Igor Strukov / Adobe Stock

Brazil's Itaqui port, from where more than 10% of the country's soybeans were exported in 2019, has not been affected by lockdown measures imposed this week in Maranhão state, said Ted Lago, the port's president, on Thursday.

Port activity is considered exempt from the order and personnel, rail services and trucks continue to have normal access, Lago said, adding that grain export volume is set to rise thanks to the resilience of the domestic farm sector. 

(Reporting by Ana Mano Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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