Brazil: Coimex to build new sugar terminal in Santos

Brazilian exporter Coimex received in early August the environmental clearance to build a USD 400 million, 80,000 square metre new sugar terminal over the next ten years, reported the German analyst F O Licht. Embraport, which is the name of the new terminal, will have a pier of just 1 km long, and will be able to handle Panamax-size ships (capacity of over 50,000 tonnes), with adjacent warehouses, and railway and truck yards. When finished, Embraport would be able to move 1.2 million containers and 2 million cubic metres of liquid, mainly ethanol, per year. It would also be able to move bulk cargos, including sugar. Coimex is also planning to build two ethanol dehydration plants in the Caribbean, similar to the one it now owns with Jamaica’s Petrojam.

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