In Brazil, a new warehouse (A3) has been opened at Terminal Graneleiro Tergrasa. This facility, which cost $15 million, has a capacity of 150,000 tonnes and is the largest of its kind in Rio Grande do Sul, belonging to the local co-operative. Construction took one-and- a-half years, but the putting into operation of the warehouse will boost existing capacity at the port by 50% to 2.1 million tonnes.