One of the highlights Marintec South America day two was the M&O Partners seminar which shared valuable information about what the major shipowners expect for the future in Brazil.

The Marintec South America Conference and Expo was launched on Tuesday against a backdrop of expectations running high for the 14th Brazilian oil and gas bidding round, due to be held in late September.

Brazilian company GranInvestimentos and Dutch company Royal IHC are joining forces to deliver innovative and integrated life cycle solutions to customers in the oil and gas sector.

GAC Brazil continues its regional expansion with the opening of a ninth office at Sao Luis, the capital city of the Brazilian state of Maranhao, making it the first to be located in the country’s northern region.

The Port of Antwerp, through its subsidiary Port of Antwerp International (PAI), will invest $10m in Porto do Açu, a privately owned port complex in São João da Barra, in the northern part of Rio de Janeiro State, in Brazil.

Brazil’s Companhia de Docas do Espírito Santo (Codesa) has implemented its first Vessel Traffic Management Information System (VTMIS) at Vitoria port, a solution that enhances safety and expands port capacity by streamlining mooring.

CMA CGM is acquiring Mercosul Line from Maersk Line, which the latter is selling as part of its approval from Brazilian authorities for its purchase of Hamburg Sud.

The Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) is continuing to raise awareness of the services it offers -  this time in the Americas.

The Panama-flagged FPSO Libra has just arrived in Brazilian waters becoming the first floating unit that will work in the giant Libra deposit offshore Brazil.

A projected growing rate of China’s import of iron ore is expected to propel dry bulk shipping demand in 2017, according to a latest forecast by international shipping association Bimco.

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