As grain crops grow at the junction of Maranhão, Tocantins, Piauí, and Bahia (Matopiba) and in northern Mato Grosso, the ports of Brazil’s ‘Northern Arc’ region become more attractive to providers of logistics services. Moreover, similarly to soybean shipments, fertilizer imports are also gaining ground on this part of the coast of Brazil.MORE - DATAMAR NEWS
Arco Norte ports surpass the Port of Santos in grain exports for the first time. Participation in the national total, which was 16.6% in 2009, rose to 37.1% in 2022.
Soy and corn exports through ports of Arco Norte have increased 487.5% in 11 years, says CNA.
50% of grain exports went through Arco Norte ports in 2020.
At least 33% of exported soybeans already have left through northern arch ports - July 2021.