ICTSI SECURES RIO TERMINAL CONCESSION
ICTSI subsidiary ICTSI Americas BV has acquired 100% of the shares of Libra Terminal Rio S.A. (Libra Rio) to run the Terminal de Contêineres 1 (T1Rio) container terminal in the Port of Rio, Brazil. Libra Rio holds the concession rights to operate, manage and develop T1Rio and was acquired by ICTSI from Boreal Empreendimentos e Participações SA. The deal to take over the port container terminal concession was disclosed to the Philippine Stock Exchange, reported Manila Standard. ICTSI said: “The parties will work to sign a share purchase agreement in due course.” Concession until 2048
At least three die in second Brazilian ferry accident
RIO DE JANEIRO: At least three people died Thursday when a Brazilian ferry with capacity for 100 passengers capsized, local media reports said just a day after another ferry sank, killing at least 10. The latest maritime accident took place in the bay outside Mar Grande, near Vera Cruz, in the north-eastern state of Bahia. According to Globo and other major Brazilian news sites, three people were confirmed dead and 21 rescued, while local news site Bahia Noticias reported five confirmed dead.
Petrobras suspends production at Albacora FPSO off Rio de Janeiro over oil and gas leaks
Brazil’s troubled state oil firm Petrobras, has suspended production at its P-31 FPSO offshore Rio de Janeiro because of safety concerns about oil and gas leaks, according to Reuters. The closure, which was prompted after a mixture of oil and water leaked in the FPSO’s pump room, happened on Tuesday but was only confirmed on Thursday. P-31 is in the Albacora-Leste oil field in the Campos Basin. The field has proven reserves of around 534m barrels. This is the second stoppage at P-31 in eight days as output was also halted on January 11 after a gas leak was detected. http://splash247.com/petrobras-suspends-production-albacora-fpso-oil-gas-leaks/Upload News