Major port for exporting grains in the Southern part of the
country as well as Mato Grosso. Trucks lined up for km and km during
peak export season (Feb-Mar)
70% of soybeans arrive by truck, 27% by
rail, 3% via pipeline.
Santarém, PA to Cuiabá, Mato Grosso via 1,470 km BR-163, which pass
through the heart of the soybean producing area and the Amazon. The
highway is mostly unpaved or in poor condition. Once paved it will
lower freight cost significantly for grain producers.