• Short Summary

    ARGENTINE IS NOW PRODUCING MORE WHEAT THAN ITS MAIN GRAIN EXPORT PORT OF ROSARIO, IN BUENOS AIRES PROVINCE, CAN HANDLE.

  • Description

    ARGENTINE IS NOW PRODUCING MORE WHEAT THAN ITS MAIN GRAIN EXPORT PORT OF ROSARIO, IN BUENOS AIRES PROVINCE, CAN HANDLE. OVERSTOCKING AND FAILURE TO CLEAR THE GRAIN ELEVATORS AT ROSARIO FAST ENOUGH BY FILLING EXPORT ORDERS HAS PRODUCED A SITUATION IN WHICH THE ELEVATORS ARE CRAMMED FULL AND SOME TRANSPORT ORGANISATIONS BRINGING IN GRAIN HAVE BEEN WAITING AS LONG AS 16 DAYS TO DISCHARGE THEIR LOADS.

    THE FERTILITY OF THE ARGENTINE "PAMPAS" WHEAT-GROWING AREAS AND THE MODERNISATION OF GROWING TECHNIQUES HAS MEANT THAT THE ARGENTIN IS NOW ABLE TO OFFER HIGH-QUALITY WHEAT TO FOREIGN MARKETS AT LOW PRICES. HOWEVER, GETTING IT SHIPPED OUT OF THE ARGENTINE PORTS IS ANOTHER MATTER, AND RECEPTION OF GRAIN AT ROSARIO, WITH ABOUT TWICE THE GRAIN STORAGE CAPACITY OF ANY OTHER ARGENTINE PORT - SOME 420,000 TONS - HAS VIRTUALLY GROUND TO A HALT.

    A LARGE PART OF THE GRAIN IN THE ROSARIO ELEVATORS HAS ALREADY BEEN SOLD TO BRAZIL, BUT A DATE OF SHIPMENT STILL HAS NOT BEEN SETTLED. WHILE LARGE QUANTITIES OF GRAIN DECAY ON THE DOCKS, THE SHIPPING COMPANIES HAVE SOME 2,000 TRUCKS AND 800 WAGONS WAITING TO DISCHARGE THEIR CARGO. THE DRIVERS OF THE TRUCKS, THE SHIPPING COMPANIES AND THE GROWERS ARE FURIOUS - BLAMING BAD MANAGEMENT AT THE PORT FOR THE SITUATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4VLXDTP5CNQ28Y1XR91KEASMB
    Media URN:
    VLVA4VLXDTP5CNQ28Y1XR91KEASMB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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