In 2014, the amount of fertilizer handled by the Brazilian ports of Paranagua´ and Antonina beat the previous year’s record. In the first ten months alone, traffic was up by more than 6% over the same period in 2013, when just 7.9 million tonnes were registered.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Supply, the explanation for this rise in traffic is the expansion of soya bean planting in Parana´.