Mar 16, 2023

Ports in Parana, Brazil Operating Normally

Author: Michael Cordonnier/Soybean & Corn Advisor, Inc.

Officials at the ports of Paranagua and Antonina in the state of Parana, Brazil indicated that the ports are now operating normally after a landslide several weeks ago partially blocked the main highway leading to the ports. The Brazilian soybean harvest has passed 50% and the markets were concerned about potentially delays in Brazil's soybean exports due to logistical problems at the Port of Paranagua.

For the past week, there have been an average of 1,300 trucks per day arriving at the Parana ports. On Monday, March 13th, 1,561 trucks arrived at the ports in a 24-hour period to unload mainly soybeans, corn, and soybean meal.

On Tuesday, March 14th, there were 16 vessels docked at the ports of Paranagua and Antonina. Two were loading/unloading containers, five were unloading bulk cargos, one was loading sugar in sacks, one was loading wood pellets, three were loading ethanol, and four were loading soybeans, soybean meal, corn, and sugar.

Fourteen vessels are scheduled to dock over the next few days and 56 vessels are waiting in the bay to load primarily soybeans. The wait time for the vessels in the bay is approximately 40 days.