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Protesters Block Brazil's Port of Santos

  Protesting truckers in Brazil blocked access to the port of Santos on Tuesday, according to a representative for highway operator Ecovias, threatening shipments of soybeans in the middle of what is expected to be a record harvest.     (Reporting by Eduardo Simoes, Marcelo Teixeira and Alberto Alerigi Jr.; Editing by Marguerita Choy)

Brazil Dock Workers Scrap Port Strike Plans

Brazil's National Federation of Stevedores, known as FNE, on Wednesday scrapped a plan for a nationwide strike over hiring and pension practices in peak soy exporting season. "We have suspended the strike in order to give the government more time" to make an offer, FNE President Wilton Barreto told Reuters by phone from Brasilia. He said the union had not decided on a date to reconsider a strike. Stevedores walked off the job on several occasions last year to protest a law Congress passed that allows the sale of port terminals to private companies because they feared union jobs could

André Meijer (Photo: Huisman)

Meijer Steps Down as Huisman CEO

equipment for on- and offshore companies. The equipment, either being stand-alone to highly engineered and integrated systems is designed and manufactured under own management, from concept to installation and service. The operations are divided between the offices in The Netherlands, Australia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Norway, Singapore and the USA and the production facilities in The Netherlands, Brazil, Czech Republic and China

Marcelo of Brazil is challenged by Hector Herrera of Mexico (Photo courtesy of FIFA)

Brazilian Ports Pause for World Cup Matches

Football fever is so intense in Brazil, the host of the World Cup soccer tournament, that even the main shipping ports in the commodity-exporting powerhouse are shutting down when the national team plays. In Paranagua, Brazil's No. 2 soy exporting port, the dock workers' union negotiated an ordinance that lets them stop working an hour before the match and resume work an hour afterward for a total of around four hours to relax and watch the Brazilian team. "This is unprecedented," said the port's press representative, Samar Razzak, who added that the port usually operates even during

Jim McCaul, IMA

Offshore Floating Production Market Update

systems are in service or on order.  Liquefaction floaters account for 15%, regasification floaters 85%.  No liquefaction floaters are yet in service – all four are on order.  Total LNG inventory is down one unit since last month.  A regas carrier used as an interim FSRU in Brazil has resumed trading following delivery of the permanent FSRU. In addition, 102 floating storage units are in service, on order or available.  There has been a decrease of one unit since last month.   An LNG carrier used in Chile as an interim storage unit has been replaced by permanent

Henrique Schlaepfer has been appointed Managing Director Brazil for Inchcape Shipping Services. (Image: ISS)

Schlaepfer Joins ISS Management Team in Brazil

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has appointed Henrique Schlaepfer as its new Managing Director Brazil. Based in Rio de Janeiro, Henrique will report directly to regional Executive Vice President, Jaime Otero. Commencing his maritime career in 1984, Henrique served as a 2nd Naval Officer in the Brazilian Merchant Navy. He graduated with a Nautical Science degree and a post graduate degree in Business Management. He has since gained extensive experience in management positions with various companies such as CP Ship, Maersk and Hapag Lloyd working throughout the region but mainly based in Brazil and

Photo: Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions Opens Subsea Plant in Brazil

 Aker Solutions has formally opened its new subsea manufacturing and technology plant in Curitiba, Brazil.   The facility will employ about 850 people and is dedicated to machining, welding, surface treatment, assembly and testing of Christmas trees and other subsea equipment. It will provide the first subsea control systems manufacturing capability in Brazil, enabling delivery of complete well systems that are placed on the seafloor.   “The facility will build on and strengthen our nearly four-decade presence in Brazil, which is a key global offshore market with significant

Sebastian Araujo (Photo: Trelleborg)

Trelleborg Appoints MD for Brazil Offshore Operation

Trelleborg’s offshore operation, a manufacturer of polymer and syntactic foam-based solutions, has appointed Sebastian Araujo as Managing Director of its Brazilian manufacturing facility in Macae.   With over 12 years of experience in the industry, Araujo has a background in the oil and gas subsea sector, previously holding general and commercial management roles in pipe coating and pipe bending service companies such as Bredero Shaw.  

Cleiver Moulin (Photo: InterMoor)

InterMoor Appoints Moulin as MD in Brazil

InterMoor, an Acteon company, has appointed Cleiver Moulin as managing director in Brazil. Moulin will be responsible for overseeing InterMoor do Brasil’s business in the region. Moulin joined InterMoor do Brazil in 2010 as a Senior Project Manager and has since played management roles in projects, operations and business areas. Prior to joining InterMoor do Brazil, Moulin worked in engineering, certification and management functions at Bureau Veritas and RBNA. He worked six years as a project and contract manager for Tecnitas do Brasil. Moulin received a bachelor degree in naval architecture

New DNV GL Regional Manager in S. America

Alex Imperial has taken over as DNV GL Oil & Gas’s regional manager for South America just as the company is creating a dedicated research unit in Brazil. Imperial recently left Singapore, where he was Director for DNV GL’s Deepwater Technology Center, to take over DNV GL’s Oil & Gas Division in South America. Experience from his last position will benefit his new role as the new dedicated Research unit means that research will be one of the DNV GL’s focus areas in Brazil. “With the vast pre-salt offshore developments ongoing and planned in Brazil, and other

From right to left – OSM crew members Giliard Damasceno Miranda (Deck Operator), Wilton Pereira Gomes (Deck Operator) and Alex Fabiano de Figueiredo Oliveira paying attention to the instructions that Bruno Araujo (back) is going through (Photo: OSM)

OSM Officially On Board Statoil’s Peregrino

Efforts in Brazil are reinforced for OSM with more than 90 specialized offshore positions officially on board the Peregrino.   “OSM Brazil have successfully mobilized our crew on board the FPSO Peregrino,” says Tommy Olofsen, Managing Director of OSM Crew Management.  OSM Maritime Group (OSM) began its journey with Statoil’s Floating Production Storage Unit (FPSO) Peregrino back in early 2016.   However, increased efforts and investments in Brazil have been ongoing since 2013 – with multiple office locations, and an EBN Certification that marks the company

SBR Factory Jundiai

Sulzer Takes Measures in the Pumps Equipment Division

make better use of its capacity and improve quality. At the same time, the oil and gas market remains challenging, leading to low investment levels and project suspensions. Based on this situation, Sulzer decided to react to the current market conditions and to streamline the manufacturing capacities in Brazil, the USA, and China in its Pumps Equipment division. By the end of July 2015, about 410 employees were affected by these restructuring measures. Reducing workforce and closing foundry in Brazil As a consequence of the division’s new global manufacturing network and accelerated by the

Customs Staff Strike at Brazilian Ports

A national strike action has been implemented by customs staff, potentially affecting Brazilian Ports from August 19, Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising.   The ‘standard operation’ strike (minimum permitted numbers of staff on duty) is pay-related and currently has no set end date, ISS reported.   ISS Brazil said it is working to coordinate berthing for its clients to avoid the strike and minimize impact where possible.

Technip Recertified to Gender Equality Standards

Technip entities in Brazil, France and Italy have been recertified to the EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) global standard for gender equality in the workplace, including the group’s headquarters and the Innovation and Technology center both located in Paris, as well as Technip’s manufacturing plants in Le Trait, France, and Vitoria, Brazil. With Australia, Malaysia, the U.K., United Arab Emirates and the U.S. certified last year, Technip counts eight countries EDGE Certified and remains the first and only company in the energy industry to achieve this certification.   ED

Mario Miranda

Miranda Appointed to Head STAUFF Brazil

Mario Miranda has been named Managing Director of STAUFF Brazil. Miranda previously served as Commercial Manager for STAUFF Brazil, where he developed a working knowledge of the company. Miranda joined STAUFF with 30 years of experience in the development and implementation of Marketing, Sales and Production strategies for materials construction and material handling equipment in Brazil and other countries in Latin America. This includes 13 years as sales director for the NACCO Group (Hyster and Yale). Miranda is a Mechanical Engineer (IEEP-SP), and has an International Executive MBA from the

Petrobras CEO: Wage Hikes of Last Decade are Impossible Today

Brazil's state-led oil company Petrobras is unable to give its workers the kind of pay raises that increased company salaries by about 50 percent in real, inflation-adjusted terms over the past decade, Chief Executive Pedro Parente said on Friday.   Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as Petrobras is formally known, is in annual pay talks with its unions, but Parente said that at least some of the employees understand the need for the financially troubled, heavily indebted company to limit pay increases. (Reporting by Jeb Blount; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

The signing of the letter of intent to close the TCP transaction was held in the Federal Senate of Brazil. Photo courtesy China Merchants Group

CMPort Acquires Container Terminal in Brazil

China Merchants Port Holdings Company Limited (CMPort) said that the Company's transaction regarding the acquisition of Paranaguá Container Terminal (TCP) in Brazil is completed. The acquisition is the biggest merger and acquisition so far in Brazilian and Latin American port sector. It is not only the first investment of CMPort in Latin America, but also the first M&A in mature port assets overseas with controlling stake. Since then, TCP has officially become a subsidiary of CMPort, which is a gesture of the Company's overseas port network expansion from Asia, Africa, Europe and North America

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