Executive Editor, JOC.com Mark Szakonyi, based in Washington, D.C., covers railroads, U.S. transportation and trade policy, sourcing and ocean shipping.

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Chicken exporters are among those shippers that have suffered major delays and rollovers of cargo at the south Brazilian port of Itajai after waves as high as 3.5 meter (11.4 feet) closed the gateway for four days earlier this week.

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