… “Meat sales to the Arab countries could be impacted by the delay in shipments due to the increased shipping costs and specially the difficulty in obtaining refrigerated containers. As the availability of refrigerated containers had already been impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Suez Canal blockage could worse this situation,” the agricultural attaché said...

 

 

Suez Canal blockage to reflect on Brazil-Arab trade

Egypt’s Suez Canal remained obstructed for around a week because of a stranded ship. This is expected to cause delays in the delivery of goods from Brazil to some Arab countries. The Canal is one of shortest shipping routes between Brazil and the Gulf.

 

Isaura Daniel, Brazil-Arab News Agency (ANBA)

Translated by Guilherme Miranda - 31/03/2021

 

São Paulo – Egypt’s Suez Canal blockage due to a stranded ship is expected to reflect on Brazil-Arab trade. The Canal is a shipping route between Brazil and Arab countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and Yemen.

 

Although it took place near a special period for the Arab markets, the Ramadan, the impact is not expected to go far beyond the unloading of goods. “In the short term, it can impact the delivery of goods for Ramadan, but I don’t believe it will take more than three weeks to go back to normal,” Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) secretary-general Tamer Mansour says.

 

This year’s Ramadan starts on April 13 and ends on May 12. During the period, Muslims fast during the day but prepare full tables as soon as the sun sets. The Arab countries usually maintain a well-supplied food stocks for the period, and Brazil is a major supplier for them...

 

Repercussions ...

 

... Teles forecasts repercussions in meat sales from Brazil. “Meat sales to the Arab countries could be impacted by the delay in shipments due to the increased shipping costs and specially the difficulty in obtaining refrigerated containers. As the availability of refrigerated containers had already been impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Suez Canal blockage could worse this situation,” the agricultural attaché said...

 

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