Cosan Declares Force Majeure to Some Sugar Clients

Posted by Michelle Howard
Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Brazilian sugar exporter Cosan SA declared force majeure to some clients after a fire destroyed one of its 11 warehouses at the Port of Santos, a press representative said on Tuesday.

The measure was preventative while the company assesses the damage from the fire that firefighters controlled on Monday. Some orders could be delayed, the representative said. She declined to say how many clients were affected.

One of two terminals operated by Rumo Logística, Cosan's transportation unit, was unaffected by the fire and at least one berth at the second terminal, terminal 19 started operating on Monday.

Cosan is evaluating whether any of the 15,000 tonnes of sugar in Warehouse 10 could be saved and did not know when work to rebuild the warehouse could begin, the representative said.

The sugar market largely shrugged off the fire, with traders citing the limited damage and lack of urgent demand for Brazilian sugar. Damage was much less severe than a fire that hit the neighboring Copersucar terminal in October.

Copersucar is operating at half its 10 million tonne export capacity and expects to restore its full capacity in February.

Analysts said on Monday that Cosan could probably redirect the sugar that would have been stored at Warehouse 10, which has space for 18,000 tonnes, to other ports. Rumo's warehouses can hold 550,000 tonnes and export 12 million tonnes a year.

Brazil, the world's largest sugar exporter, is in the middle of the cane harvest in its main center-south growing region. Analysts expect the region to produce 32 million to 34 million tonnes sugar, slightly less than estimated earlier in the year due to an ongoing drought.

(Reporting by Caroline Stauffer; Editing by Nick Zieminski)

Maritime Reporter March 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Largest Vessel to Call ICTSI, Rijeka

Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) container handling facility in the Port of Rijeka, Croatia,

MOL President Reports Slack Performance

MOL President, President, Koichi Muto reported that the performance of the company was slack. Presenting his report he stated:  I am sad to report that our business performance fell short,

Holland America Line Wins Sparkie Award

At a March 5 reception at the Seattle Waterfront Marriott, Holland America Line was presented with a Sparkie Award by the United Way of King County, Washington.

Bulk Carrier Trends

Shipping Confidence Hits 2.5 Year Low

Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry fell to their lowest level for two-and-a-half years in February 2015, according to the latest Shipping Confidence

Baltic Sea Freight Index Up on Higher Capesize Rates

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose on Tuesday, mostly on higher capesize rates.   The index,

Shipbuilding: Mitsui Delivers Bulk Carrier

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) completed and delivered a 56,000 dwt type bulk carrier M.V. Desert Osprey (MES Hull No. 1862) at its Chiba Works

Ports

Largest Vessel to Call ICTSI, Rijeka

Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) container handling facility in the Port of Rijeka, Croatia,

Power Cut in Turkey Disrupts Port Operations

Port operations in Turkey are facing disruption as a result of a massive power cut that has hit dozens of provinces across the country today (Tuesday 31 March).

DP World to Develop Maldives Ports

Dubai-based port operator DP World has signed an agreement with the Maldivian government to develop the archipelago’s ports and logistics industry.    Maldives' tourism minister,

News

Largest Vessel to Call ICTSI, Rijeka

Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) container handling facility in the Port of Rijeka, Croatia,

MOL President Reports Slack Performance

MOL President, President, Koichi Muto reported that the performance of the company was slack. Presenting his report he stated:  I am sad to report that our business performance fell short,

Holland America Line Wins Sparkie Award

At a March 5 reception at the Seattle Waterfront Marriott, Holland America Line was presented with a Sparkie Award by the United Way of King County, Washington.

Maritime Safety

China's Artificial Islands in South China Sea Raises U.S. Concerns

China has been building artificial islands on reefs in the many disputed areas around the South China Sea. The unprecedented land reclamation currently being conducted

Going Nuclear in Indian Ocean

As India, Pakistan and perhaps China develop their naval nuclear forces, they will enter increasingly murky waters, says a report published in the National Interest.

Costa Concordia Used For Mafia Drug Smuggling

The doomed Costa Concordia was carrying a huge shipment of Mafia-owned cocaine when it set off on its final voyage, AP reports quoting investigators who have collected evidence.

Logistics

Power Cut in Turkey Disrupts Port Operations

Port operations in Turkey are facing disruption as a result of a massive power cut that has hit dozens of provinces across the country today (Tuesday 31 March).

OOCL Orders Six Ultra-Large Container Ships

Orient Overseas (International) Ltd. has placed a new order for six mega 20,000 teu container ships from South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries Co. for US$951.

Wan Hai Profits Up

Asian container operator Wan Hai Lines Ltd sees 2014 profit jump as revenue grows faster than costs.   The Taiwanese container carrier recorded a profit of TWD5.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1776 sec (6 req/sec)