Transpetro Looking to Norway for Partners

By MarEx 2011-05-23 10:52:46

Transpetro, the transport and shipping subsidiary of Brazilian energy giant Petrobras currently involved in a $1bn expansion scheme linked to the country’s new energy riches, is eyeing Norway for business partners.

Sérgio Machado, President of Transpetro, underlined the importance of building business relationships with Norway commenting "I believe it is a unique moment for strengthening partnership between Brazil and Norway.” He added “I am delighted to be part of TradeWinds Oslo Shipping Forum and to present new opportunities for those who want to be our partners.”

Jon Chaplin, Managing Director of forum organiser NHST Events commented: “This year’s Forum is built around the topic of ‘Finding Opportunities at a time of Risk’.  We are particularly delighted to welcome Sergio Machado and indeed, all the high-profile speakers ready to offer their unique perspectives on the market.  This is truly an occasion not to be missed.”

Featured speakers include:

- Carl E Steen
- Ida Skard, Director General, Maritime Department, Ministry of Trade & Industry
- Sérgio Machado, President, Transpetro
- Bob Bishop,CEO, V.Ships Ship Management Division
- Svein Steimler, Executive Vice President & COO, NYK Group Europe Ltd
- Sverre Bjørn Svenning, Director, Fearnley Consultants
- Peter Weernink, Managing Director, SwissMarine
- Yuichi Uemoto, General Manager, Shipping Project Office, Ferrous Raw Materials Division, Mitsubishi Corporation
- Richard Fulford-Smith, Managing Partner, RS Platou
- Dr Martin Stopford, Managing Director, Clarkson Research
- Mark Jackson, Director, AM Nomikos & Chairman, Baltic Exchange
- Emmanuel A. Vordonis, Executive Director, Thenamaris Ships Management Inc
- Capt Graham Westgarth, President, Teekay Marine Services & Chairman, Intertanko
- Bo Cerup-Simonsen, Vice President / Maersk Maritime Technology, A.P. Moller - Maersk
- Morten Arntzen, President & CEO, OSG
- Evangelos Marinakis, CEO, Capital Maritime & Trading Corp
- Elliott Etheredge, Managing Director, Head of Marine Transportation Investment Banking, Dahlman Rose
- Flip Huffard, Senior Managing Director, The Blackstone Group
- Harald Serck-Hanssen, Global Head of Shipping & Offshore, DnB NOR
- Hans Kjelsrud, Head of Shipping, Offshore and Oil Services, Nordea
- Dagfinn Lunde, Member of the Board of Managing Directors, DVB
- Erik Helberg, CEO, RS Platou Capital Markets
- Konstantinos Sistovaris, CFO, Stealthgas Inc

Julian Bray, Executive Editor of TradeWinds said: “Despite the current tough conditions in some markets, shipping entrepreneurs are already eyeing creative business opportunities. The leading figures speaking at the Oslo Shipping Forum will certainly spark debate about just where those profitable opportunities lie.”

For the updated Forum programme, please visit: www.nhstevents.com