Safety and Shipping Review 2020

(Jul 16 2020)

The Safety and Shipping Review 2020 identifies loss trends and highlights coronavirus-, climate-, security- and technology-related challenges for the maritime sector. The Review from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is an annual repor...



Tanker off UAE sought by US over Iran sanctions ‘hijacked’

(Jul 16 2020)

Oil tanker sought by the U.S. over allegedly circumventing sanctions on Iran hijacked on July 5 off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.



Vortexa – Real-time waterborne oil analytics

(Jul 09 2020)

Vortexa offers a live data set of liquid oil and tanker movements which a trader can query to understand real time changes in the global oil market.



Interunity – debt markets, scrubbers and 2020 perspectives

(Jul 09 2020)

We talked to George G Mangos, director of Greek shipping operator Interunity Management Corp, about developments in the shipping debt market, how he sees tanker markets evolving this year in general, and how scrubbers are getting ship operators into ...



Venezuela sanctions set off fight for ‘plundered’ oil cargo

(Jul 02 2020)

For two months, Malta-flagged oil tanker Alkimos has been quietly floating off the Gulf Coast of Texas, undisturbed by the high-stakes legal fight playing out in a federal courtroom as a result of American sanctions on Venezuela.



Why oil tanker market may take Trump’s sanctions in stride this time

(Jul 02 2020)

Pandemic-related demand slowdown may cushion price impact.



Oil barrels come off the water as storage boom at sea fades

(Jul 02 2020)

A sign fuel demand is recovering as lockdowns ease, shipping sources say.



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.



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...



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.




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