RISK OF BRAZILIAN VESSELS DO NOT BE ACCEPTED AT INTERNATIONAL PORTS
Brazil has not signed yet the International Agreement for the fleet to reduce emissions of gases.
Since January 1st , Brazilian vessels are at risk of not being accepted in international ports due to the delay in joining the global rules to reduce the emission of gases.
The adherence to the standards of the International Maritime Organization must be ratified by Congress.
However, a year and a half after the agreement be validated by the international community, even the text was not finalized by the Executive to be sent to parliament.
In reality what is happening is a resistance of the Federal Government to adopt the measure (this same resistance occurred in countries like China, India and South Africa). The rationality is the negotiation of specific conditions for developing countries, like Brazil.
All these emerging countries are a minority in cargo worldwide and are deeply concerned about restrictions on competition in the sector.
In this context, dozens of Brazilian vessels who go abroad seek options to prove to foreign ports that they have joined the international rules to reduce emissions.
However is known that local authority cannot issue such certificate.
Currently, there is no guarantee that these certificates issued by private institutions will be accepted at all ports abroad, as these ports holds autonomy to define this issue.
By the time these certificates are issued, should be established a contact to the ports to be visited, in order to check if those certificates would be accepted and assuring the authorization to dock.
Currently, about 70 countries have ratified this agreement to reduce gas emissions.