Practical advice from The Swedish Club helps crews face COVID-19

(Jun 25 2020)

The Swedish Club has launched its COVID-19 Handbook, offering clear, simple and practical advice to help both those at sea and those on shore to face the day to day challenges posed by the pandemic.



A day after another Iranian tanker arrives in Venezuela, the US sends another warship

(Jun 25 2020)

The US military said Tuesday that a Navy guided-missile destroyer sailed along the coast of Venezuela in what the command responsible for the region called a "freedom of navigation operation."



Oil tankers carrying two months of Venezuelan output stuck at sea

(Jun 25 2020)

Tankers carrying nearly two months' worth of Venezuelan oil output are stuck at sea as global refiners shun the nation's crude to avoid falling foul of U.S. sanctions, according to industry sources.



Saga Tankers ASA: Dividend approval and Ex-date

(Jun 18 2020)

The Extraordinary General Meeting in Saga Tankers ASA, held 16 June 2020 at 10 am, approved all items at the agenda, including distributing a dividend of NOK 0.10 per. share.



Team Tankers International Ltd.: Proposal to delist from the Oslo Stock Exchange

(Jun 18 2020)

The board of Team Tankers International Ltd. (the “Board”) has decided to call for a Special General Meeting (“SGM”) to be held on July 13, 2020 in Hamilton, Bermuda for the purpose of considering a proposal to delist the Company’s common shares from...



Beyond the ships at sea

(Jun 18 2020)

A decade ago, we set out to shed light on what’s really happening at sea; A daring mission to harness cutting edge technologies and provide an innovative look at maritime data, with the goal of creating a paradigm shift in understanding, analyzing an...



BSM and CMMI on a “True North 72” heading for cooperation on maritime innovation

(Jun 18 2020)

International ship manager Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) and the Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI) have signed an MoU to launch a game-changing initiative named “True North 72” aiming to encourage innovation across the maritime supp...



Diamond S Shipping Inc. announces strategic product tanker partnership with NORDEN

(Jun 18 2020)

Diamond S Shipping Inc. (“Diamond S”) has announced a strategic partnership with NORDEN A/S, DiaNor, to facilitate the commercial consolidation of two of the world’s largest owner/operators of product tankers.



Brazil's Petrobras says it will not hire oil tankers that visited Venezuela

(Jun 18 2020)

Brazil’s Petroleo Brasileiro SA has told shippers it will not hire any tankers that have visited Venezuela in the past 12 months.



Greek tanker operators distance from Venezuelan trade

(Jun 18 2020)

Greece-based tanker operators NGM Energy and Dynacom Tanker Management, with tankers included in a recent list of US sanctions, have said that ships under their management will no longer load cargoes in Venezuela.



US sanctions prompt Greek shipowners to cease Venezuela oil activity

(Jun 18 2020)

Greek shipowners have pledged to stop commercial activity with Venezuela.



Iran prepared to retaliate if U.S. stopped Venezuela-bound tankers

(Jun 18 2020)

An Iranian news agency close to the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday Iran’s naval forces were preparing to target U.S. commercial vessels in the Gulf last month in case U.S. forces interfered with Venezuela-bound Iranian oil tankers.



GTI Statia extends terminal towage contract with Svitzer in St. Eustatius, the Caribbean

(Jun 11 2020)

Svitzer, global towage operator and part of Maersk, announced a three-year extension of their marine service contract with GTI Statia (GTIS), one of the largest independent crude and refined product storage terminals serving the U.S. Gulf Coast and C...



A safe path to recycling compliance: DNV GL’s new guidance works to support shipowner decisions

(Jun 11 2020)

DNV GL, the world’s leading classification society, has launched a new guidance on recycling to help shipowners navigate a regulatory environment that is becoming increasingly complex.




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