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New sulfur cap resolution on marine fuel oil vessels

The Brazilian National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) published last Thursday, 23, Resolution 789/2019, enforcing a new sulphur cap on marine fuel oil for vessels that do not have a system of exhaust gas cleaning. The standard changes provisions of ANP Resolution No. 52/2010, which establishes the specifications of fuels intended for water use.

Petrobrás has assured that it is able to produce bunker with low sulfur in sufficient volume to meet the demand of Brazil from January 2020, when an international law that limits the sulfur content of vessels by 0.5%, said the director of the ANP.

The reduction of sulfur content in the bunker complies with the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (Marpol), to which Brazil is signatory.

Transport & Logistics – The Shipping Law Review

Our partner, Larry John Rabb Carvalho, was chosen to write the chapter about Maritime Law in Brazil, in the fifth The Shipping Law Review’s edition, of the editorial “The Law Reviews”. The UK publication, in several jurisdictions, conduct a research of law firms and lawyers with expertise in strategic litigation, selecting them, along with internationally renowned experts, to contribute to the editorial.

Each book is focused in one area of law, and each chapter is written by a renowned lawyer to address your country’s law on relevant matters on the international scenario.

Adopting as a central theme the maritime transport regulatory framework in the nations with the largest maritime transportation, the publish “Shipping Review” aim to provide those working in the segment with an overview of the main problems faced in the area and potential solutions.

The honor of participating in the renowned editorial was highlighted by Larry Carvalho. “We are grateful and honored to have been chosen to contribute and expose to the Shipping market, its current scenario in Brazil and its legal framework.” While national boundaries and laws differentiate us, Shipping unite us in favor of universality of its rules, in order to guarantee greater legal security for all its players,” he said.

ANTAQ suspends EMAP port fee

The ANTAQ – Agência Nacional de Transportes Aquaviários suspended the port fee “Use of Protection Infrastructure and Waterway Access” implemented by EMAP – Empresa Maranhense de Administração Portuária in São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil.

The port fee was set to be charged as from today (March 1st) and applies to ships that use the common navigable areas of São Marcos Bay used to access the Ponta da Madeira Terminal (Vale), the Alumar Terminal and any other Private Use Terminal that may be installed in the region.

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New port fee will be imposed at the Port of Itaqui

The EMAP – Empresa Maranhense de Administração Portuária, port authority which runs the Port of Itaqui, in São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil has warned shipowners, charterers and their representatives that a new port fee will be imposed as from March, 1st, 2019.

The fee will impact local trade and shipping activities in all private terminals of the region.

This fee is BRL 0,44 p/ DWT and will be charged for ships that use the common navigable areas of São Marcos Bay to access the Ponta da Madeira Terminal (Vale), the Alumar Terminal and any other Private Use Terminal that may be installed in the region.

The legality of such fees has been questioned. Our team of the São Luís Office is already preparing a deep analysis of the situation.

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Brazilian President announces the auction of 10 port terminals

The President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, announced today that the Secretary of Ports, by the Federal Government, will lease 10 port areas in the first half of 2019, including 3 terminals in the Port of Cabedelo/PB. The auctions of 4 of these areas will happen in march 22th of this year.

Understand the investments:

The announcement of the lease of four port areas was published in the Official Gazette of the Federal Union on November 30, 2019, by Agência Nacional de Transportes Aquaviários (ANTAQ). The auction will be held at B3, São Paulo Stock Exchange. The projects, in which investments of R$ 199 million are foreseen, are part of the Investment Partnerships Program (PPI).

In accordance with the rules set forth in the announcement, the companies/consortiums must submit the written proposals on March 19th, 2019, so that on the 22nd of the same month the auction will be held. The winner will be the one who offers the biggest value, which will start in the auction at R$ 1.00 (one real).

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