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Brazil – Improved port facilities and dry winter expected to foster smooth flow of sugar exports in 2012 [Registered]

Bottlenecks at the key sugar port Santos which stifled smooth flow of sugar exports two years ago is unlikely to be repeated this year. Long-range weather forecasts indicate a dry winter, meaning there is unlikely to be a repeat of the disruption two seasons ago. Further, the opening of an additional bulk-loading terminal at Santos and the deepening of canals there and at Paranagua are additional assurance that long and costly delays for loading are improbable, reports Reuters. Torrential rain in 2010 slowed sugar loading in Brazil, forcing more than 120 ships to wait for weeks to pick up their…

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