November 18, 2016 / 4:17 PM / 2 years ago

Brazil loads first ship at new sugar terminal in the Northeast

SAO PAULO, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Brazil’s new sugar terminal at the port of Suape in the state of Pernambuco will load its first ship on Friday, opening a new export corridor for mills in the Northeast at a time of strong demand for the sweetener.

The Suape Sugar Terminal (TAS) was built by the Agrovia do Nordeste consortium, which is controlled by the logistic arm of Brazilian engineering conglomerate Odebrecht and by transportation firm Agrovia.

Reporting by Gustavo Bonato; Writing by Reese Ewing and Marcelo Teixeira

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