Industry

River route for the export of 75% of grains with low water level problems

The low level of the river is beginning to disrupt productive life, ports and river traffic in an area such as the Gran Rosario, where 75% of the total grain produced in Argentina is exported. The drop generates a problem in the waterway’s draught, which went from 34 feet to 31, with ports that will receive this year, according to estimates by the Rosario Stock Exchange (BCR), 34 million tons of soybeans. It causes ships to have to navigate lighter. Because of the shallower draught of the Parana Canal, vessels arriving from Europe and Asia to load soybeans, oil and flour, can not complete their holds in the ports.

Source: La Nación

Categories: Industry