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Brazilian ports experience delay in soybean harvesting

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.

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.

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. 

Port of Guangzhou, Port of Acu sign sister-port relationship

The Chinese Port of Guangzhou and Brazilian Port of Acu entered an agreement on May 8, establishing a sister-port relationship. With the sign of this agreement, Acu will establish a much closer cooperation regarding information exchange and collaborative development with Guangzhou. This development is considered important for the Maritime Silk Road.

First vessel sails from Antwerp to Brazilian Port of Açu

The ‘BBC Amethyst’ anchored in Porto do Açu, Brazil, becoming the first ship to make the big crossing from Antwerp to the Brazilian sea port. This is considered an important achievement for the Port of Antwerp and the local partners who invested in the Brazilian port. Antwerp and the Brazilian ports combine to ship about 6.2 million tonnes of goods every year.

Port of Antwerp to create maritime training centres in Brazil

Antwerp and Brazil will reform two existing training institutes on the APEC model, one in São Paulo in the South and one in Alagoas in the North. This means that Antwerp will be responsible for among other things designing tailor-made courses and supplying lecturers.

North P&I: Vessel lay-up requirements in Brazil

On 30 October 2017, the Directorate of Ports and Coasts in Brazil issued amendments regarding vessels laying‐up in Brazilian ports and terminals and provided the requirements for the concession of the Laid‐ Up Vessel Certificate.

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