Brazil's Top Coffee Exporter Warns About Delays Due To Protests
Brazil's top coffee exporter, Cooxupé, has warned foreign clients about possible shipping delays due to the truckers nationwide protests, according to a company executive.
Cooxupé's senior export manager Evelyse Lopes told Reuters the company has sent messages to foreign clients saying it is not receiving empty containers at its warehouses to load coffee.
Loaded containers are not being transported to ports, she added.
Cooxupé said shipping lines are warning that they could skip stops at Santos port, Latin America's largest, if truckers protests continue.
Earlier this week, it was announced that Brazil's coffee harvest will rise to a record 60.2 million 60kg bags in the 2018/19 crop year.
This is up 18% year on year, and would be a new record production level for the South American country.