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ANP amends rule for maritime transport of oil exports
  • Brazil
  • 08 July 2020

The National Petroleum Agency recently published a resolution regulating the bulk transportation of oil and its derivatives, natural gas and biofuels by water, including deep-sea navigation, cabotage and maritime, port and inland support. According to the new resolution, waterway transportation for export purposes must be carried out by Brazilian companies.

Court demands unequivocal proof of insurer's subrogation in damages suit
  • Brazil
  • 13 May 2020

The São Paulo Court of Appeals recently issued a ruling in a redress lawsuit filed by an insurer against an ocean carrier, confirming the lack of proof of subrogation and disregarding the cargo survey carried out unilaterally by the insurer's surveyor. The case concerned cargo damage which had allegedly occurred during ocean carriage from Shanghai to Santos.

Impact of COVID-19 on Brazilian maritime industry
  • Brazil
  • 08 April 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has been affecting supply chains worldwide and significantly impacting global trade and the maritime industry, including the offshore sector. As new regulations to handle the COVID-19 crisis have been issued on a daily basis, it is paramount that owners, charterers, traders and port operators keep a close eye on legal developments.

ANP publishes consultation notice on third-party access to waterway terminals
  • Brazil
  • 01 April 2020

The National Petroleum Agency recently published a consultation notice to gather additional information and contributions from the market regarding its draft ordinance on the regulation of non-discriminatory access by interested third parties to waterway terminals (existing or to be built) for the handling of oil, its derivatives and biofuels. The consultation period is 60 days from the date of publication.

Is Brazil ready for IMO 2020?
  • Brazil
  • 18 December 2019

On 1 January 2020 the permissible limit of sulphur in fuel oil used on vessels will be reduced from 3.5% to 0.5% pursuant to the International Maritime Organisation's (IMO's) 2020 regulations (known as 'IMO 2020') in order to improve air quality and protect the environment. With less than one month until the regulations enter into force, how prepared is Brazil for IMO 2020?

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