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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Brazilian Shipping Company News

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

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 as a registered Brazilian Shipping Company, OSM have positioned themselves strategically for growth and support within the area. “Creating new opportunities for professionals in the area has been a natural result of this project – we have secured more than 90 specialized offshore positions on board the Peregrino&rdquo

Brazil Speeds Leniency for Corrupt Firms to Save Jobs

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff issued a decree on Friday aimed at speeding up a process allowing construction companies involved in a major corruption scandal to regain the right to receive government money, a move she says will protect jobs.   The decree, also known as a "provisional measure," clarifies the rules by which companies blacklisted for their role in the scandal can negotiate so called leniency accords.   The accords will allow the firms to get off the blacklist, a move Rousseff and the companies consider essential to stave off bankruptcy and keep work on

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

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.  

Petrobras Sees Layoff Plan Saving up to $9.2 Bln

booking large writedowns for oil fields and other assets as oil prices slumped and refinery projects faltered.   A year earlier, writedowns also caused hefty losses, although they were largely related to the corruption scandal that has roiled the company and fueled calls for the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.   ($1 = 3.5883 Brazilian reais) (Reporting by Marta Nogueira and Silvio Cascione in Brasilia; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama, Phil Berlowitz and Paul Simao

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UK Shipping Seeks to Double Seafarer Training Fund

 The UK Chamber of Shipping, with backing from 40 shipping companies, has this week written to the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, asking the Government to double the amount of funding available for seafarer training as soon as possible.    The letter was also sent to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond and the Minister of State, Department for Transport, John Hayes.    The UK Chamber, in conjunction with Nautilus International, has submitted a proposal for the Government's existing Support for Maritime Training (SMarT) scheme to be extended.

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.

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Petrobras to Appoint Director

, Risk Management and Compliance, charged with ensuring process compliance and risk mitigation, including the risk of fraud and corruption, and therefore guaranteeing compliance with laws, norms, standards and regulations, including the rules of the Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (CVM - Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission) and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In addition to participating in the decisions of the Executive Board, the director of Governance, Risk Management and Compliance will also be responsible for sanctioning beforehand the governance, risk management

Petrobras

Bradesco Asset Management Nominates 2 on Petrobras Board

  The assets management unit of Brazilian bank Bradesco has proposed two candidates for seats on the board of the state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, or Petrobras. Petrobras said in a filing on Friday that Bradesco Asset Management SA had nominated Eduardo Bunker Gentil and Otavio Yazbek as candidates for the board. Gentil was executive director at the local investment bank Itau BBA as well as an executive director at Credit Suisse. Yazbek is an attorney in Sao Paulo and a director of regulation at the BM&FBovespa commodities and stock exchange in Sao Paulo. Petrobras said

Petrobras: 12% Staff to Take Early-Retirement Plan

, expensive and technically challenging offshore investment programs.   The company said that the program aims to retain knowledge necessary to Petrobras.   Petrobras said 55 percent of the workers who have agreed to the program will likely leave this year.   ($1 = 2.2173 Brazilian reais) (By Jeb Blount, Reporting by Jeb Blount; Editing by Sofina Mirza-Reid

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Monforte Quits Petrobras Board

audited financial statements, the state-run oil company said on Friday. Petrobras, as the company is commonly known, gave no reason for the resignation, in a note announcing the resignation sent to Brazil's securities regulator CVM. Monforte was not immediately available for comment after normal Brazilian business hours on Friday. The board on Wednesday voted 7 to 3 to approve audited financial statements that have been delayed since November after a corruption scandal raised doubts about the true value of Petrobras assets. In the results, Petrobras announced a 21.6 billion real ($7.32 billion)

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

Brazilian Ports Pause for World Cup Matches

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 the New Year's and Christmas holidays. Brazil has not hosted a World Cup since 1950. Dock workers went on strike several times last year and

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Aker Solutions Opens Subsea Plant in Brazil

offshore oil and gas fields in Brazil. About 200 of these have been installed.   “The new plant enables us to cost-effectively support Petrobras' production and growth plans and deliver on our existing order backlog in Brazil,” said Maria Peralta, head of Aker Solutions' Brazilian operations. “It provides sufficient capacity for future business needs.”   Aker Solutions, a provider of subsea equipment and services in Brazil's offshore pre-salt market, ahs been established in the country since 1978, where it employs about 1,300 people

Tommy Olofsen Managing Director OSM Crew Management (Photo: OSM)

OSM Crew Management for Lauritzen Kosan Fleet

Global ship management company OSM Maritime Group said it has been awarded full crew management of Lauritzen Kosan’s entire fleet of liquefied gas tankers, including 26 refrigerated ethylene, semi-refrigerated and pressurised gas carriers.   OSM’s focus on the provision of personal service and expert seafarers, combined with delivering business efficiencies and economies of scale, has seen the company grow considerably in 2017. This latest contract ranks as its largest individual win of the year, bringing the number of vessels OSM provides services to far beyond the 500 mark. It

Nils Smedegaard Andersen (File photo: Danish Maritime Days)

Former Maersk Boss Named Unifeeder Chairman

Nils Smedegaard Andersen has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Denmark based feeder and shortsea operator Unifeeder, taking up his first directorship within the logistics and shipping industry after stepping down from his position as Group Chief Executive Officer of A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S in 2016. Andersen, who is a board member and strategic adviser to Unifeeder’s largest investor, e.g. Nordic Capital Funds, also serves as Non-Executive Director at BP plc, Non-Executive Director at Unilever as well as Chairman of the Board of international retail group, Dansk Supermarked

SBR Factory Jundiai

Sulzer Takes Measures in the Pumps Equipment Division

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 current economic situation in Brazil, Sulzer decided to reduce the workforce in some of its Brazilian facilities. By July 2015, about 90 employees of the pumps manufacturing facility in Jundiai have been affected. Furthermore, Sulzer decided to close its foundry in Jundiai. Approximately 60 foundry employees will be affected by the closing. The remaining activities at the Jundiai facility&mdash

Bravante IX launch

MARAD Shipbuilding Loan Guarantee

five years, the work of two MARAD grant and financing programs have come together at Eastern Shipbuilding of Panama City, FL, to provide a perfect example of this principle at work. The Bravante IX is the fifth and final platform supply vessel ordered from Eastern Shipbuilding by Boldini S.A, a Brazilian company.  These U.S.-manufactured vessels will provide service in deepwater oil fields off the coast of South America and were made possible in part by a $241 million Department of Transportation Title XI loan guarantee. What’s more, two MARAD Small Shipyard grants, totaling $3.4 million

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