Increased shipping activity in Amazon; Swedish Club guide to ports and possible problems

The Amazon region of Brazil has experienced a marked increase in shipping activity in recent years on account of the exportation of products such as iron ore, bauxite and grains, especially soyabeans and corn, Swedish Club notes in a new web alert.

As this region, with its complexities due to the sheer size and the peculiarities of its various ports and terminals, is still basically unknown, or at least a mystery to most, Williams Brothers has prepared a circular covering the major ports, and some aspects of the Amazon region, “to provide useful, basic and clarifying information for those whose vessels will trade in these ports”, the Club said.