The Superintendent of Maritime and Support Navigation of the National Agency for Waterway Transportation (ANTAQ) issued the Service Order no. 8-2013-SNM containing guidelines to be complied with by the Brazilian Shipping Companies (EBNs) that have hulls under construction registered with the Agency for purposes of granting or use of the deadweight tonnage (DWT) in charters.

The referred Service Order defines the documents to be presented to evidence the progress of construction or renovation of vessels that are used for EBNs´ qualification.

Among the documents required are: (i) progress report on the construction of the hull or vessel´s renovation on which it is necessarily verified the date of commencement of construction or renovation; the schedule of financial execution informing the data of the entire project period; indication of light weight built and percentage of work performed; as well as information on any delay greater than 20%, if any