Fire Damages Up to 30,000 Tons of Sugar in Brazil, Agrovia Says
A fire at a warehouse in Santa Adelia, Brazil, damaged between 25,000 and 30,000 tons of sugar and destroyed a storage building, according to the head of the logistics company responsible for the storage room.
Firemen prevented the fire from spreading to second storage unit, Guilherme Raposo, CEO of Agrovia logistics company, said. There were no injuries, he said.
“We sent a crew to the city to evaluate damages and see which company’s sugar was affected,” Raposo said in a phone interview from Sao Paulo. “We are already working to have the second unit’s service reestablished as soon as possible.”
Tereos Internacional SA (TERI3)’s Guarani SA said in an e-mail that it is assessing the damage at the site. The sugar was insured and the sweetener at the location accounts for less than 1 percent of total sales, the company said.
On Oct. 18, five warehouses at Santos Port caught fire, destroying 180,000 tons of the sweetener. Sugar prices rose 0.11 percent in New York trading at 11:18 a.m. to 18.99 cents a pound.
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