Friday, October 25, 2019
Brazilian army soldiers and residents work to remove an oil spill on Itapuama Beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho
Maritime News

A Mysterious Oil Spill Has Been Washing Up in Brazil for Months

By Jake Spring and Marta Nogueira BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 24 (Reuters) – A thick sludge of crude oil has been washing up on vast stretches of Brazil’s coast for...

October 25, 2019
Total Views: 26

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
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Maritime News

Brazilian Port Operators Seeking Ways to Reduce Panama Canal Tariffs

By Ana Mano SAO PAULO, April 2 (Reuters) – Brazilian port operators including units of global grain traders Cargill Ltd and Bunge Ltd will unveil a proposal this week to lower...

April 2, 2019
Total Views: 8

Monday, February 11, 2019
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Maritime News

Fall of Fugitive `Batman’ Puts Global Oil Trading on the Spot

By Sabrina Valle and Lucia Kassai (Bloomberg) — To his friends, Rodrigo Berkowitz lived within his means in a rented house in the suburbs of Houston. The former oil trader for state-controlled...

February 11, 2019
Total Views: 19

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Maritime News

Unreported Tanker Collision in Brazil Reveals Offshore Regulatory Gaps

By Alexandra Alper and Marianna Parraga RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Brazil has more than doubled the number of risky ship-to-ship oil transfers this year, but its monitoring...

November 28, 2018
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
offshore drilling rig brazil

Brazil’s New President Set for Offshore Oil Windfall

By Sabrina Valle (Bloomberg) — Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro is staring at an oil windfall. After a decade of stagnant production, Brazil’s offshore mega-projects are about to deliver a double...

October 30, 2018
Total Views: 8

Friday, October 19, 2018
offshore drilling rig brazil
Maritime News

Exxon Makes Major Bet on Brazil as Petrobras Eases Its Grip

By Sabrina Valle and Kevin Crowley (Bloomberg) — In a single year, Exxon Mobil Corp. has gone from being a tiny bit player in Brazil to the second-largest holder of oil exploration...

October 19, 2018
Total Views: 4

Monday, August 27, 2018

Maersk Container Overbookings Delay Brazilian Exports

by Marcelo Teixeira (Reuters) – Brazilian exporters are facing delays shipping goods transported in containers, including coffee and cotton, due to overbooking, the world’s largest container shipping company, A.P. Moller-Maersk,...

August 27, 2018
Total Views: 1

Thursday, August 23, 2018
tankers at anchor
Maritime News

Coffee Exporters Struggle to Find Ships for Brazil’s Bumper Crop

By Marcelo Teixeira and Marcy Nicholson SAO PAULO/NEW YORK, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Brazilian coffee exporters are struggling to find shipping capacity to transport a bumper crop from the world’s...

August 23, 2018
Total Views: 5

Friday, July 13, 2018

Brazil Charges Former Vantage Drilling CEO with Corruption

BRASILIA, July 12 (Reuters) – Brazilian federal prosecutors on Thursday charged the former chief executive of U.S. oil services company Vantage Drilling with corruption and money laundering, accusing him of...

July 13, 2018
Total Views: 15

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Maritime News

Disgraced Brazilian Tycoon Eike Batista Sentenced to 30-Years for Corruption

By Brad Brooks SAO PAULO, July 3 (Reuters) – Eike Batista, the former mining and oil magnate who was once Brazil’s richest man, was convicted and sentenced to 30 years...

July 3, 2018
Total Views: 15

Monday, February 5, 2018
Sheep_Ship Livestock Carrier

Livestock Carrier Escapes Brazil’s Live Animal Export Ban

by José Roberto Gomes (Reuters) – A Brazilian federal court late on Sunday lifted an injunction blocking the shipment of around 25,000 cattle from the port of Santos, allowing for the...

February 5, 2018
Total Views: 68

Thursday, December 7, 2017
port santos

The Port That Mirrors Brazil’s Promise and Problems

By David Biller and Marie Monteleone (Bloomberg) — To take the pulse of Brazil, drive an hour from Sao Paulo to the port at Santos, the busiest in Latin America....

December 7, 2017
Total Views: 11

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Drillship Offshore Brazil

Brazil vs Mexico: Latin America’s Fight for Big Oil’s Money

By Marianna Parraga and Alexandra Alper HOUSTON/RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Brazil and Mexico are competing for a diminishing resource: the investment dollars of oil majors beating a...

October 26, 2017
Total Views: 1

Friday, August 18, 2017
petrobras carwash probe

Brazil’s Car Wash Probe Expands to U.S., Greek Shipping Firms

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 18 (Reuters) – Brazilian authorities widened their Car Wash graft probe on Friday to include more international targets, ensnaring U.S. asphalt maker Sargeant Marine, six Greek...

August 18, 2017
Total Views: 14

Monday, July 31, 2017
cargo ships at anchor in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Brazil Ends Decades-Old Maritime Transport Pact with Chile

BRASILIA, July 31 (Reuters) – The cost of shipping goods between Brazil and Chile is expected to fall by about 5 percent with the 2020 expiry of a pact that...

July 31, 2017
Total Views: 7

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
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Capesizes Sent Packing After Accident at Brazil Iron Ore Terminal

By Alberto Alerigi and Gustavo Bonato SAO PAULO, April 19 (Reuters) – The loading of iron ore at Brazil’s Itaguaí terminal operated by mining and steel firm Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional...

April 19, 2017
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Terminal Gives Timely Boost to Brazil’s Soy, Sugar Shipping Capacity

By Gustavo Bonato SANTOS, March 14 (Reuters) – A new terminal near completion in Latin America’s largest port in Santos, Brazil, is expected to add an extra 20 percent to...

March 14, 2017
Total Views: 16

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Europe Savors Taste of Brazilian Oil With More Blocks Opening

By Peter Millard (Bloomberg) — European oil majors given a taste of Brazil may soon be ready for more. Norway’s Statoil ASA, Anglo-Dutch company Royal Dutch Shell Plc and France’s Total...

February 23, 2017
Total Views: 8

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Svitzer Doubles Brazilian-Flag Tug Fleet

Towage company Svitzer has announced plans to more than double its fleet of Brazilian-flagged tugs in 2017, the company said Wednesday. The company also announced it will be starting a...

January 25, 2017
Total Views: 47

Friday, December 16, 2016
Maritime News

Brazilian Shipbuilder Ecovix Files Bankruptcy

SAO PAULO, Dec 16 (Reuters) – Ecovix Engevix Construções Oceánicas SA and five subsidiaries have filed for bankruptcy protection in a federal commercial court, succumbing to a debt burden of...

December 16, 2016
Total Views: 17