Aprosoja (Brazilian Association of Soy Producers) says that the water crisis that affects the Southeast and Midwest regions and could compromise the Tietê-Paraná waterway, one of the main waterways for cargo transportation, does not threaten the flow of production from Soy.
According to the entity’s forecasts, the highways and railways would be able to carry the volume currently transported by the waterway, which reached around 660 thousand tons in the first four months of 2021, according to the Department of Logistics and Transport of the State of São Paulo.
The IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) estimates that more than 130 million tons of grain will be harvested this year.
“The problem in the waterway is not necessarily a complicating factor, because the volume transported is very small compared to the amount by other modes. This does not cause concern for the sector”, says the president of Aprosoja São Paulo, Gustavo Chavaglia.
with Mariana Grazini e Andressa Motter
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