The Brazilian government is to issue a tender for the construction of a fertilizer terminal at the port of Santare´m, in the state of Para´. This is scheduled for release in either October or November. The project is being supported by a consortium of local companies that are already present in ports across the North of Brazil.

It is hoped that the new terminal will help to optimize investment in the region whose ports exported around 15,000,000 tonnes of dry bulk in 2015, which was 3,000,000 tonnes more than the previous year.

Northern Brazilian ports do not levy demurrage charges, in contrast to ports in the South and South East of the country, where demand currently outstrips supply. As a result, Northern ports are expected to handle much of the country's increase in fertilizer production in the near future.