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Palouser
Senior Advisor

Brazilian truck strike is serious, economy.

The Port of Santos receives up to 10,000 trucks a day and has been totally blocked at times and opened after tear gas and rubber bullets. The Port of Paranaqua gets 900 trucks a day but now is down to maybe 75.

 

Meat packing plants and assembly plants are shutting down due to lack of deliveries of product and parts.

 

No real end in sight.

 

http://www.soybeansandcorn.com/news/Feb26_15-Trucker-Strike-in-Brazil-Becoming-Very-Serious

 

This was pointed out to me by Jerry Gidel

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Hobbyfarmer
Honored Advisor

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Palouser
Senior Advisor

Re: Brazilian truck strike is serious, economy.

I saw Luis' post but I thought the entire article added some perspective of the wider implications.

 

I've been to the ports mentioned and 20-30 mile lines of trucks aren't rare. Having to wait that long after driving 600 miles or more seems cruel. I've seen the trucker's family cooking meals in the shade of the trailer on the highway.

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wrightcattle
Veteran Advisor

Re: Brazilian truck strike. JBS has shut down 8

cattle packing / process plants in BR because of the truck strike.

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roarintiger1
Honored Advisor

Re: Brazilian truck strike. JBS has shut down 8

Just how far can this carry soybean prices?

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elcheapo
Veteran Advisor

Re: Brazilian truck strike is serious, economy.

Maybe we should consider it here? ???
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Hobbyfarmer
Honored Advisor

Re: Brazilian truck strike. JBS has shut down 8

Pal you might want to read more than the first post in that thread, I believe it was posted in "full"

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Palouser
Senior Advisor

Re: Brazilian truck strike. JBS has shut down 8

I did not read that whole thread.

 

Oh well, farmers have to read everything twice before it sinks in Smiley Frustrated

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luisvieira
Senior Contributor

Re: Brazilian truck strike. JBS has shut down 8

Hello,

 

 

The terminals of the Rio Grande port, the third in importance for grains, have not worked since yesterday because of insufficient cargo. I will call the port of Paranaguá to learn about the situation there.

 

This morning, dairy farmers joined truckers to block highways that give access to the port of Rio Grande.

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OKdon
Senior Contributor

Re: Brazilian truck strike is serious, economy.

Good godfrey, I rmember corn line almost a mile long at harvest time. In fact one of my elderly neighbors pulled two wagons to town and waited in the line to dump and was told his wagons were empty. Evidently one of the harvest crew dumped the loads early in the morning.

 

I wonder how long it takes to dump a 30 mile stream of trucks.