Port of Santana, in Amapá, embarks first soy ship

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Around 25,000 tons of grain were shipped. Logistics costs to state producers should decrease from R$ 12.00 per bag to R$ 3.00 per ton. New structure must also meet northern farmers MT and other states of northern Brazil. Amapá plant around 14 000 hectares with soybeans, but has the potential to 1 million hectares.

The first export of soybeans via Santana port in Amapa, happened last Thursday (8).The shipment took about 25 tons of the product, starting with the Santana Dock Company port for Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

Through the port of the state producers can market the grain produced, directly to other countries. Amapá has a new production plant that began in 2012 in a 2,000 hectare area that has expanded to 14 000 in 2015/16 crop.

According to the president of Aprosoja Amapá, Daniel Sebben, soybean export process “will change the whole dynamic of production in the state.”

Currently the state has 1 million hectares of the Cerrado, of which [second Embrapa] 400 000 hectares have agricultural potential. For Sebben with the new possibility logistics soybean production may achieve in the future 1.5 million tons. In the season 2016/17 the expectation of Aprosoja is that the state cultivate 21,000 hectares.

With the new possibility of disposal, farmers will also benefit from the reduction in costs from R $ 12.00 per bag to R $ 3.00 per ton.

Moreover, the intention of the industry is to move at least R $ 2 billion a year in a decade. Enabling the Port of Santana, however, “is part of a project that involves flow of grain by BR 163, shipping in the waterway terminal in Miritituba (PA), and then move navigation to the municipality of Santana,” he explains.

The logistics project was developed to meet the northern grain production of Mato Grosso [it was mostly drained by systems in the south and southeast]. “Amapá, however, took a ride in this logistics structure that came initially to meet the Mato Grosso,” says the president of the Association.

Currently the state has a different production window of other states, cultivating soybeans in March and April, to hold the spoon between the months of July and August. However, “with the operation of the port also opens the possibility to crop and second crop in the state,” adds Sebben.

Source: Agricultural News

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