Stevedoring company Tacua SA has dispatched Uruguay’s second shipment of rice to Iraq in the 2021 harvest season.
Bulk carrier COYOTE, under the agency of AM Delfino, was loaded at dock nos. 6 and 7 in the Port of Montevideo, Uruguay.
The operation saw 630,000 bags of rice, totalling 31,500t, loaded for shipment to um Qasr (Iraq).
“In February, Uruguay won a tender from the Iraqi Government for a volume of 60,000t of rice,” said Uruguay’s National Port Administration (ANP).
“Various bidders were presented such as Brazil, Argentina, the USA, Pakistan and India, and opted again for Uruguayan rice despite not being the cheapest, recognising its quality in the world.”