Proinde UK P&I Club reports that under Brazilian immigration regulations, a seafarer’s identity document is accepted as a stand-alone travel document with the same standing as a passport, laissez-passer and other forms of personal identification.
During February, the Brazilian ports line-up indicates that soybeans shipments will reach around 8.5 million tons. However, the global leading marine insurer, Skuld informed that reaching such a volume won’t be easy, especially because the harvest in Brazil is delayed, bringing huge logistical challenges for trading companies.
Brazil has set port workers, as well as other transport professionals, in a priority group under its State Vaccination Plan for COVID-19, state sources revealed. Brazil became the first country in the Americas to put transport workers in priority.
A fire erupted at a shiploader at Vale’s main iron ore export terminal at Ponta da Madeira in northeast Brazil, in the early morning hours of Thursday.
Brittania P&I Club informs that, according to its correspondents, the Brazilian Division of Immigration Control and Border Security requires that seafarer identity documents issued under the terms of the ILO Convention 108 to be used for the purpose of immigration control for all seafarers, regardless of their nationality, until 15 June 2021.
Following reports that the Brazilian authorities will now only accept a seafarer’s identity document which has been issued under the terms of ILO Convention No.185, the Brazilian Federal Police informed of a temporary exemption for migratory rules.
Brazil filed a civil lawsuit against Maersk and former executives representing the company for alleged corruption involving shipping contracts with Petrobras.
It is reported that seafarers that enter Brazil are obliged to have a valid Seafarer Identity Document issued in accordance with ILO Convention 185, which will be accepted by Brazilian authorities as a proof of the bearer’s eligibility for visa waiver by the Brazilian immigration authorities.
The UK P&I Club’s correspondents in Brazil, Representacoes Proinde Ltda, issued a Practical Guidance entitled Loading Soya Beans in Brazil, highlighting the risks arising and what to be aware of during the operations.
Following two years of dredging works in the Port of Rio Grande, Brazil informed that the port is now able to receive ships up to 366 metres in length.
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