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Brazil Soy Shipments Snagged by 18.6-Mile Traffic Jam in North

  • Late harvest led to backlog of trucks carrying soy to port
  • Rains stalled traffic at unpaved stretch near key terminal
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The impact of Brazil’s late soybean harvest has hit the roads of the nation’s northern export route, ensnaring truckers in long lines and threatening further delays of shipments to China.

Trucks trying to unload the oilseed at the Miritituba river terminal in the northern state of Para formed a line as long as 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) in recent days, according to Edeon Vaz Ferreira, head of the logistics branch at farmer group Aprosoja. Traffic has been halted for at least a week on an unpaved stretch that provides access to the terminal, extending the stoppage to a federal highway.