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Offshore Industry | Brazil
Brazil is the world’s fifth largest country by area, covering an area larger than the complete EU. With Petrobras as the main contractor and locomotive of the maritime industry, the country is mainly focused on the offshore industry. Besides oil tankers, gas tankers and production platforms, many ships and barges for river navigation as well as military vessels are built in Brazil every year.
With a coastline of 8,500 navigable kilometers, Brazil has a very large port sector that is responsible for more than 90% of the country’s total ex- and imports. Despite the oil price, the Brazilian maritime market prospects of stronger recovery thanks to the Pre-Salt oil fields.