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Mercosur Line introduces new “drought tax” on the Amazon River

Sep, 16, 2022 Posted by Gabriel Malheiros

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Due to the dry season, the water level along the Amazon River’s bed has dropped dramatically. This draft restriction directly impacts the maximum cargo capacity ships can travel through the river, limiting shipments to and from Manaus.

Given the context, Mercosul Line informed that it will apply a new temporary fee (a “drought tax) on all shipments as follows:

Shipments TO Manaus (Northbound): BRL 1,300 per TEU

Shipments FROM Manaus (Southbound): BRL 800 per TEU

According to the company, if the water level along the Amazon River’s bed rises, rate collection may be delayed.

The fee will come into effect as of October 12, 2022, considering the estimated departure of ships as shown in the table below:

ROUTE VESSEL VOYAGE PORT OF ORIGIN
Destination: MANAUS MERCOSUL SANTOS 0BCC3N1RC SUAPE/PECEM
Destination: MANAUS MERCOSUL SUAPE 0BCC5N1RC ALL
Origin: MANAUS MERCOSUL ITAJAÍ 0BCC8S1RC MANAUS

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