Brazil

Brazil provides low sulphur bunkers and discharge of scrubber wash-water

Brazilian Proinde P&I Club informed about Brazil’s availability on low sulphur fuel, as Petrobras ensured its production is more than enough to supply domestic market. The Brazilian Maritime Authority accepts the use of scrubbers, as the alternative way of complying with the IMO 2020 sulphur cap.

Debunkering to start for grounded Stellar Banner

Salvors will begin removing bunker fuel from Stellar Banner on March 10. The very large ore carrier (VLOC) had grounded off the coast of Brazil, on February 25. The ship was carrying iron ore.

Cargo vessel stranded near Brazilian port

On 4 March, a soy vessel has been stranded at São Francisco do Sul port, Brazil, Reuters reported. In fact, the vessel  “Aeolian Grace” was loaded with some 65.000 tonnes of soybeans, but a maneuvering problem resulted it unable to leave the port.

Brazil takes action to prevent spill from Stellar Banner

The Brazilian Navy informs that it collaborates with the Ports of Maranhão (CPMA), Vale S.A, Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama), Federal Police, Ardent Global, Environmental Management of Porto do Itaqui, State Secretariat for the Environment and Resources (SEMA) and Maritime Agents, to prevent pollution from the listing Stellar Banner.

VLOC develops severe list off Brazil after running aground

A giant VLOC loaded with iron ore experienced trouble off the coast of Brazil, raising fears that the vessel could sink. Namely, ‘Stellar Banner’ developed a severe list to starboard on February 25, after leaving the Vale-owned Ponta da Madeira terminal in São Luís, Brazil.

Amazon’s pink dolphins under threat

According to Reuters, the Amazon river dolphin known as pink dolphin located in Brazil, is under threat since fishermen are hunting and killing them illegally by making them bait for a catfish called piracatinga, which gathers fish that demand high prices in the city.

New guide launched for cargo claims in Brazil

Representacoes Proinde have produced a guide to cargo claims in Brazil. Brazil is a cargo-owning nation, and there has been little or no interest from the civil society and lawmakers over the years in getting the country to adopt global conventions on carriage of goods, Steamship Mutual says.

APM Terminals, Brasco to support oil explorations

APM Terminals shake hands with Brasco, a Wilson Sons Group company and inked an agreement in order to boost oil exploration operations. Specifically, Brasco as an offshore security support company, will further secure oil explorations located at Pecém Industrial and Port Complex. 

Brazilian crude oil exports rise after China’s high demand

According to BIMCO, the crude oil exports in Brazil hit a record for December 2019, marking a total amount of 8.7 million tonnes of crude oil exported. With China pushing Brazil to product more crude oil, country’s annual export volumes increased by 5% in comparison to 2018.

Appetite for finding oil not reducing

The Energy Transition and Extinction Rebellion has led the energy news agenda and stimulated reflection, however the impact on exploration drilling is not yet apparent, according to Westwood Energy.

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