Vortexa partners with The Baltic Exchange

(Oct 14 2021)

Vortexa is delighted to announce a data partnership with The Baltic Exchange, which makes its freight pricing benchmarks available alongside Vortexa analytics.



Liberian Registry becomes world largest tanker flag

(Oct 07 2021)

The Liberian Registry is now the world’s largest tanker flag.



Diluent shortage curbs Venezuela's September oil exports

(Oct 07 2021)

Venezuela's oil exports last month sank to the lowest in almost a year, disrupted by a lack of diluents that led to sizable production losses at its main producing region, the Orinoco Belt.



Poten's Weekly Opinion: It is a Balancing Act

(Aug 10 2021)

VLCC ton-mile demand remains below pre-pandemic levels.



VLCC spot earnings $500 a day on slow steaming, non scrubber basis, Gibsons says

(Jul 23 2021)

Gibson Shipbrokers Weekly Tanker Market Report - Why So Weak?



Oil traders keep North Sea crude on tankers despite rally to $72

(Jun 15 2021)

Tankers are holding several million barrels of oil in the North Sea in what is normally a strongly bearish indicator.



Massive oil tanker blocks Bosphorus after steering controls reportedly malfunction

(Jun 03 2021)

Technical problems onboard a 249-meter-long oil tanker have led to a temporary suspension of traffic in the Bosphorus, conjuring uneasy memories of the Suez Canal blockage earlier this year.



Poten's Weekly Opinion: No Quick Fix

(May 20 2021)

The tanker market is out of balance.



Poor earnings prompt VLCCs to cut costs by idling, slow steaming

(Mar 18 2021)

Weak or negative returns for VLCCs hauling crude from the Persian Gulf to North Asia are prompting shipowners to adopt cost-cutting measures like curtailing sailing speed and idling their ships near Singapore or Sri Lanka’s port of Galle.



Oil demand drag takes toll on tankers, U.S. refiners

(Mar 18 2021)

U.S. refiners are scaling back on hiring ships for longer periods to save on costs in another sign of uncertainty over when global oil demand will return to pre-COVID levels.



New tanker transforming the Panama Canal bunker industry

(Mar 11 2021)

In a pioneering tanker move, Monjasa enables outer anchorage bunker supplies off Cristobal.



2020: The rise and fall of Floating Storage

(Dec 17 2020)

Floating storage told the story of the extraordinary moves in oil demand and supply in 2020.



Japan extends Middle East mission to protect tankers

(Dec 17 2020)

Japan is extending its naval mission in the Middle East by one year until the end of 2021 to protect merchant oil shipping.



Another tanker brings Azerbaijani oil for Belarus to Odessa

(Oct 08 2020)

The unloading of another tanker carrying Azerbaijani oil for Belarus has begun in the Odessa port.



MMEA Terengganu detains three tankers for illegally selling bunker fuel

(Aug 27 2020)

The Terengganu state division of Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has reportedly detained three bunker tankers which they believe were illegally selling bunker fuel to Vietnamese fishermen in the Terengganu territory of the South China Sea...




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Aug-Sept 2021

Sea Cargo Charter - ship recycling - CO2 from tank cleaning - fixing damaged propeller blades