Thursday, October 6, 2016
Maritime News

Brazil Opens Offshore Oil Fields to Companies Other Than Petrobras

By Sabrina Valle and Samy Adghirni (Bloomberg) — Brazil’s Congress voted on Wednesday night to open up its pre-salt oil fields to foreign investors by scrapping Petroleo Brasileiro SA’s obligation to...

October 6, 2016
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Maritime News

OSV Crew Member Dies After Being Hit by Water Cannon

A crew member of an offshore supply vessel has died in Brazil after being hit with the waterjet shot from the vessel’s water cannon, Brazilian media has reported. Three others...

September 13, 2016
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Video: Fire On Platform Supply Vessel in Brazil

The platform supply vessel UP Safira suffered a fire Tuesday in Macaé, Brazil. The vessel is currently on a 4-year charter contract with Petrobras, which commenced in October 2014. The...

August 31, 2016
Total Views: 43

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Rio 2016 – Cargo & Logistics, The Untold Story Behind The Olympic Games

By Justin Bachman (Bloomberg) Some Olympic athletes seem to be super-human, while others aren’t human at all. In Rio de Janeiro this week, more than 300 horses are arriving to...

August 7, 2016
Total Views: 223

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
keppel shipyard
Maritime News

Keppel’s Man in Brazil Says Managers Backed Bribes

By Sabrina Valle (Bloomberg) — Keppel Corp.’s Brazil problems just keep growing. The world’s largest builder of offshore oil rigs has seen investments plummet in one of its most important...

August 3, 2016
Total Views: 14

Monday, July 18, 2016

SBM Offshore Reaches Leniency Deal in Brazil

By Elco van Groningen (Bloomberg) — SBM Offshore NV, a Dutch oil-services provider, rose the most in nine months in Amsterdam trading after reaching a leniency deal with Brazilian authorities...

July 18, 2016
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Maritime News

In Brazil, Another Shipyard Goes Bust as Work Goes to Asia

By Sabrina Valle (Bloomberg) — If there’s one industry where all of Brazil’s political and economic upheavals come together, it’s shipbuilding. A Rio de Janeiro shipyard, where suspended president Dilma...

July 18, 2016
Total Views: 8

Saturday, July 9, 2016
A Chinese ship is loaded with soybeans at Port of Santos
Maritime News

Brazil Soybean Exports To Be Reduced

(Reuters)Brazil does not appear to have over-shipped its soybeans to the extent that it did for corn this season, and there is evidence that the country’s yearly soybean export target...

July 9, 2016
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Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Maritime News

Huge Port Envisioned by Billionaire Tycoon Opens in Brazil – Without Him

By Jeb Blount SAO JOAO DA BARRA, Brazil, June 8 (Reuters) – The launch this week of Prumo Logistica’s $3.7 billion Port of Açu, the largest in Latin America, marked...

June 8, 2016
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Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Maritime News

Chevron to Lease Space at Edison Chouest’s Base in Brazil

SAO JOAO DA BARRA, Brazil, June 7 (Reuters) – Chevron Corp plans to sign a five-year agreement to lease berthing space for its vessels from U.S. oil service company Edison...

June 7, 2016
Total Views: 3

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Maritime News

Court Ruling Could Cast Shadow Over Brazil’s Offshore Oil Sector

Editor’s Note: The Brazilian appeals court decision referred to below involves the FPSO OSX 3. The Court has based its decision on the grounds that Liberia is not a party...

June 1, 2016
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Maritime News

Time-Lapse Video: Two Months Aboard MV Mercosul Suape in Brazil

Here is a cool time-lapse video filmed over two months onboard the MV Mercosul Suape, engaged in Brazil domestic shipping from Manaus on the Amazon River to Itaguaí in Rio De Janeiro state. Other port calls...

April 6, 2016
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Monday, March 21, 2016
Maritime News

Brazil’s Agnelli, Who Turned Vale Into Top Miner, Killed in Plane Crash

By Guillermo Parra-Bernal and Tatiana Bautzer SAO PAULO, March 20(Reuters) – Roger Agnelli, the Brazilian banker who turned Vale SA into the world’s No. 1 iron ore producer, died on...

March 21, 2016
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Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Maritime News

Former Odebrecht Head Sentenced to 19-Years in Petrobras Bribery Scandal

By Blake Schmidt and Sabrina Valle (Bloomberg) — Marcelo Odebrecht, the former head of one of Brazil’s largest industrial conglomerates, was sentenced to 19 years and four months in jail...

March 8, 2016
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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Use It or Lose It: Big Oil Moves to Drill in Brazil But Not Because Things Improved

By Peter Millard (Bloomberg) — Major oil producers are beginning to confront the need to develop offshore prospects in Brazil, or lose them. Total SA and BP Plc are starting...

March 1, 2016
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Monday, January 25, 2016

Vale Wins Order Reopening Main Port

By Marta Nogueira RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 25 (Reuters) – A Brazilian judge decided on Monday that miner Vale SA may reopen its iron ore and coal port near Vitoria,...

January 25, 2016
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Thursday, January 21, 2016
Maritime News

Brazil Orders Vale’s Tubarão Port Closed Over Environmental Concerns

By Jeb Blount and Marta Nogueira RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Brazil’s Vale SA said on Thursday a court ordered the temporary suspension of activities at its Port...

January 21, 2016
Total Views: 16

Thursday, January 14, 2016
Maritime News

Hazardous Container Blaze at Brazil’s Largest Port Restricts Shipping

By Caroline Stauffer and Reese Ewing SAO PAULO, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Up to a dozen containers carrying chemicals caught fire at a terminal at Brazil’s largest port of Santos...

January 14, 2016
Total Views: 8

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Maritime News

MHI-Led Group Exiting Stake in Brazil Shipyard Declaring Loss -Report

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 5 (Reuters) – A group of Japanese shipbuilders led by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) plans to exit its 30 percent stake in Brazilian shipbuilder Ecovix...

January 5, 2016
Total Views: 8

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Explosion on Bulk Carrier in Brazil – Video Captures Aftermath

Authorities in Brazil are investigating an explosion that reportedly occurred in a cargo hold of a bulk carrier near the port of Paranaguá. The Paranaguá Port Authority says it received a...

December 29, 2015
Total Views: 41