Port Of Philadelphia Accepts First Brazilian Beef Shipment

Where's the beef? Philadelphia knows.

Officials with the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority on Thursday welcomed the first containers of fresh beef from Brazil to enter the U.S. since the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the reopening of beef trade between this country and the South American nation.

The port, as CPBJ reported last month, moved 6.09 million metric tons of freight in 2015, and is poised to grow as widening of the Panama Canal brings more and bigger cargo vessels to the East Coast.

Products from cocoa beans to cars move through Philadelphia, which is the nation’s leading import site for bananas, Chilean fruit, Australian meat and New Zealand dairy products.

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