In Brazil, the Ferroeste railway company has resumed the transport of bran to the port of Paranaguá, following an absence of seven years. The resumption has been the result of the signing of a commercial agreement between the rail operator, the Agrária co-operative (which owns the cargo) and ALL, which is the concessionaire of the section of railway between Guarapuava and the port terminal.
According to the co-operative, it is very satisfied with the partnership, which will help to improve its financial situation, as well as upgrading the logistics discharge in the port itself. The use of rail will drive down costs, in addition to opening up new flows of cargo during the period outside the main harvest.
Before the agreement, Ferroeste was only allowed to handle imported fertilizer on the section of line. Now, it will have balanced cargo during the off-season.