At least three are dead, six missing and 10 injured following an explosion onboard the BW Offshore operated FPSO Cidade de São Mateus offshore Brazil.
Singapore shipyard groups Keppel FELs and Sembcorp Marine (SembMarine) have strongly refuted reports of paying bribes to embattled Brazilian state oil and gas firm Petrobras.
Dubai-headquartered Glander International Bunkering is more than trebling its team in Brazil hiring eight former OW Bunker staff.
The 66th annual Eisbein Dinner organised last week by the Hamburg Shipbrokers´ Association (VHSS ) cemented its claim to be the world’s largest maritime social event when it drew almost 5,000 people from the industry - including brokers, bankers, owners, agents and terminal operators – to Hamburg on 7 November.
Capesize spot rates have more than doubled in just over a week after an expected surge in Brazilian iron exports in the fourth quarter, and more gains are forecast.
The US, Brazil and Argentinian governments have introduced Ebola screenings for vessels calling from West Africa, with crew subject to questionnaires and checkups.