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 on Thursday, restricting ship movement, representatives of the port authority Codesp said. The fire at the container terminal operated by logistics company Localfrio in Guaruja, on the eastern side of … [Read more...]

Santos Nears Start of its $18.5 Billion Australian LNG Export Development

By James Paton (Bloomberg) -- Santos Ltd. expects its $18.5 billion liquefied natural gas project in Australia to start production in about five months, pushing the country closer to becoming the world’s largest supplier of the fuel. The Gladstone LNG project should begin around the end of the third quarter, the Adelaide-based company said Friday as it posted a 10 percent … [Read more...]

Santos Suspends Ultracargo Fuel Operations After Week-Long Fire

SAO PAULO, April 10 (Reuters) - The mayor of Santos suspended on Friday operations at a fuel storage warehouse in Brazil after a week-long fire at the facility operated by Ultracargo slowed exports from the country's largest port. "With this measure, all the company's activities in the city are suspended until all legal requirements are met to ensure the site's safety," the … [Read more...]

Fire Still Restricts Trucks from Brazil’s Largest Port

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 7 (Reuters) - A fire at a fuel-storage facility at the Port of Santos, the largest port in Brazil, burned for a sixth day on Tuesday, restricting access to trucks delivering grains and other goods. Firefighters on Monday managed to extinguish the flames at a facility run by Ultracargo, a unit of Brazilian chemical and fuel-distribution company Grupo … [Read more...]