Articles By Reese Ewing

12 Jul 2018 | Reese Ewing
Under rising political pressure three months ahead of general elections, Brazil’s lower house of Congress passed the bill...
6 Jul 2018 | Reese Ewing
Brazil’s 2018 corn exports could fall to 28 million mt, down 10% from the record 30.8 million mt shipped abroad last year...
29 Jun 2018 | Reese Ewing
Brazil’s minimum freight rates will remain in place at least until after hearings scheduled for 27 August, despite more...
22 Jun 2018 | Reese Ewing, Tim Worledge
A multifaceted, chaotic logistics nightmare is in the offing at Brazil’s ports, as the lingering effect of strike action and a...
21 Jun 2018 | Reese Ewing
Brazil’s soybean and corn sectors alone are paying 500 million reais ($132 million) more per day in freight costs following the...
20 Jun 2018 | Reese Ewing
In an overwhelming vote in favour, Brazil’s Senate has approved a bill to allow cane mills to sell ethanol directly to retailers...
15 Jun 2018 | Reese Ewing
With ample carryover stocks from the record 2017 harvest, Brazil’s corn exports are expected to continue to be strong...
8 Jun 2018 | Reese Ewing
Brazil's government has revoked a new minimum freight rate just hours after releasing a revised version as it attempts to stave...
6 Jun 2018 | Reese Ewing
In a move that could see crippling truck strikes resume, Brazil is to review its new minimum freight rate for trucks just a few...
4 Jun 2018 | Reese Ewing
Brazil’s soybean, corn and other commodities markets are adjusting to a new resolution from the National Transport...
1 Jun 2018 | Reese Ewing
Truckers in Brazil finally ended their blockade of the main terminal area of the Port of Santos, one of the last holdout pockets of a...
29 May 2018 | Reese Ewing, Tim Worledge
Brazil’s trucker strike is set to bring a fresh week of disruption to the country’s key ports, logistics roads, rail and cities, as...
24 May 2018 | Reese Ewing
Brazil’s state-controlled oil company Petrobras said it would slash wholesale diesel prices by 10% and keep them...
22 May 2018 | Reese Ewing
Brazil’s plan to increase its mandatory biodiesel blend by 50% to 15% in all retail diesel by 2025, could be a bonanza for the...
22 May 2018 | Tim Worledge, Reese Ewing
Brazil’s truckers have closed grains facilities and blockaded roads across 18 states in an open-ended protest at the spiralling cost...
17 May 2018 | Reese Ewing
A more favorable dollar-real exchange rate and early fertilizer orders point to another record soybean and bumper...
8 May 2018 | Reese Ewing
Investments from both Paraguay and Brazil are expanding the export capacity for the Paraguay River to move soybeans...
3 May 2018 | Reese Ewing
Last month, Mario Abdo Benitez, the former senator from the conservative Colorado Party who won the country’s...
25 Apr 2018 | Reese Ewing
Caramuru, Brazil’s only homegrown grain crushing group, and Rumo, the logistics division of local conglomerate Cosan, extended their 50-50 concession for the XXXIX grain export terminal in Santos for 25 years, pledging to nearly double its capacity with 252 million reais ($73 million) in investments.
5 Apr 2018 | Reese Ewing
Brazil’s fledgling corn ethanol industry is expected to triple its output in the current April-March fiscal year to 1.5 billion liters, consuming 3.75 million mt of the grain from the center-west growing region, Glauber de Silva president at Aprosoja told Agricensus.
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