In a virtual meeting held on 10th November plans were discussed to expand fruit exports from the Port of Natal in the Rio Grande do Norte state of Brazil.
The discussions took place with State Secretariat for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (Sape RN) and players in the market.
The Rio Grande do Norte agribusiness yielded US$ 100 million in revenue up to September this year, according to data from the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC), which represents 18% of the state’s total exports reports www.datamarnews.com
Melon alone, the second most exported product by the state, accounted for 63 thousand tonnes shipped to other countries in the first half of 2022.
The concern with exports via the Port of Natal, managed by the state port authority Codern, became more evident after the logistics company CMA CGM announced that it would no longer operate there in 2023.