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Frequent Contributor

Re: Floor Talk January 25

I heard China is to build 2 rail roads, one to Amazon river, what is it like compared to our MissIssippi, how far upstrem would bigger ships go?

 

Jim W

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Honored Advisor

Re: Floor Talk January 25

It makes our mississippi look like a small stream.

 

Ocean going ships can go quite a ways inland.  Cargill's port at santarem is about 600 miles inland and claims are large ocean going vessels can reach nearly 1000 miles inland.

 

Amazon has 7 times the discharge of the Mississippi and more than double the drainage area.

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Re: Floor Talk January 25

Thanks for reply,checked it out with Google Maps, on the North end of town shows a point on East side shows Cargill flat storage 500' by 200' and a 1300' conveyor to ship loading dock, good mapping view and quite a few pictures, 500'boat is loading.

 

Jim W

 

This might give Google Map location:

 

 2°25'05.04" S  54°44'08.92" W

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Honored Advisor

Re: Floor Talk January 25

thanks

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Veteran Advisor

Re: Floor Talk January 25

google images has lots of photos of Cargill's Santarem facility

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