Iran spurns South Korea request for release of tanker after meetings

(Jan 14 2021)

Iran has rejected South Korea's request to release a Korea-flagged tanker Tehran's armed forces seized earlier this month after meetings between a senior South Korean diplomat and Iran's foreign ministry and central bank.



Pacific Island nation tells Venezuela ‘That Oil Tanker Isn’t Ours’

(Jan 14 2021)

Island nation of Palau says a tanker that recently loaded Venezuelan crude was using a false signal to disguise its identity, potentially putting the Pacific country in the crosshairs of U.S. sanctions.



South Korean-flagged tanker seized by Iran, Seoul demands release

(Jan 07 2021)

Iran angered by freezing of $7 billion in South Korean banks.



Iran launches 2nd home-built Aframax tanker

(Jan 07 2021)

Iran has launched its second domestically-produced Aframax oil tanker at the Sadra Island shipyard in the southern province of Bushehr.



China is the key

(Dec 03 2020)

Gibson Shipbrokers Weekly Tanker Market Report.



UK Hydrographic Office to host virtual ADMIRALTY Blue Data Conference on 26 January 2021

(Dec 03 2020)

Event will bring together leading experts to address some of the defining questions for our ocean industries and the marine environment.



Poten Tanker Opinion: Refining in the doldrums

(Nov 26 2020)

Covid-19 accelerates changes in global refining landscape.



LNG dual-fuel orders overtake LNG-ready

(Nov 19 2020)

According to shipbroker SSY, shipowners' growing confidence in LNG as a bunker fuel has pushed them towards ordering new dual-fuelled vessels rather than LNG-ready ones.



The Swedish Club and Hill Dickinson join to deliver sanctions advice

(Nov 19 2020)

The impact on a company of breaking sanctions, or even being perceived to have broken sanctions, is often severe and can put the company out of business, effectively shutting it out of the financial markets.



Poten Tanker Opinion: Canada's Pipe Dream

(Nov 19 2020)

Exports via Keystone XL endangered by Biden Administration?



Poten's Weekly Opinion: A Brave New World?

(Nov 12 2020)

Trends in long term oil demand can have a profound impact on the tanker market.



Iranian tanker departs for Persian Gulf carrying Venezuelan heavy oil

(Oct 15 2020)

An Iranian-flagged oil tanker left Venezuela on Friday for Iran’s Kharg Island.



How COVID changed work at Thome

(Oct 15 2020)

We spoke to Olav Nortun, CEO of Thome Ship Management, about how COVID changed working life – including challenges of seafarer travel, remote working and remote inspections.



INTERTANKO: EU Parliament decision could undermine a global GHG solution

(Oct 07 2020)

“INTERTANKO Members noted with great concern the European Parliament’s decision to include both international and EU “domestic” shipping trades into their Emissions Trading System (ETS)”, said INTERTANKO’s Managing Director Katharina Stanzel.



DNV GL’s CEO expects a renaissance of the maritime industry

(Sep 17 2020)

Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of DNV GL, says he expects to see the maritime industry go through a renaissance - a period of change but also marked by a revival of classical ideas.




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Shipping post COVID - practicality of decarbonisation - Hafnia and vessel performance