The railway that transports softs to Brazil’s second port of Paranagua has reopened at a time when the main roads to the port are closed following heavy rains that damaged bridges, roads and railways in the area. The America Latina Logistica railway is now operational beyond the Serra do Mar Mountains and the area leading to the port.
Trucks are in a line up some 50 km from the port and movement is restricted and slow. Most of the highway was damaged due to heavy rains and mudslides. Traffic in both directions is now proceeding with delays on one of the four lanes.
Naturally, there will be delays experienced in shipments from Paranagua. The repairs required for the highway to be reopened and become fully functional may last three months.