Ports and Terminals


Sep, 15, 2020 Posted by Ruth Hollard

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An unprecedented operation by Tecon Rio Grande (RS) to export animal protein from Uruguay’s northern region is being carried out by Wilson Sons. The first shipments took place in late January, and by July, 4,338 tons of cargo had been handled at the terminal.

The cargo comes from the city of Melo, in Uruguay, 280 km by road from Rio Grande Port. According to Tecon Rio Grande, the new route provides series of benefits to the producer, such as accessibility and lower costs.

Beef and sheep are among Uruguay’s main export products. The country’s foreign sales of animal protein average US$ 1.8 billion a year, with China being the number 1 importer. The country’s herd accounts for over 12 million cattle and 8 million sheep.

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