Oil tanker seized by U.S. authorities for illegal North Korean trade

(Apr 29 2021)

The U.S. government has seized an oil tanker for involvement in ship-to-ship (STS) cargo transfers with a sanctioned vessel and other sanctions evading activity.

Free Vortexa webinar on changes to US oil product flows and impact on tankers

(Apr 29 2021)

Dirty or Clean: How is the US shaping trends in transatlantic flows in 2021?

Poten's Weekly Opinion: Guyana Revisited

(Apr 22 2021)

A welcome new addition to the crude oil export markets.

Poten's Weekly Opinion: Back to the Negotiating Table

(Apr 15 2021)

Would more Iranian crude exports help the tanker market?

Efforts underway for release of Iranian Tanker seized by Indonesia

(Apr 15 2021)

Tehran is proceeding with efforts for the release of an Iranian oil tanker that was seized in Indonesian waters in January, a spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry said.

Italy to pay 1.1 Million Euros over India fishermen killing

(Apr 15 2021)

India will accept compensation of 1.1 million euros from Italy for the families of two fishermen shot dead by Italian marines in 2012, signalling an end to a long-winding case that soured relations between the two nations.

Update on tanker commercial employment market

(Apr 09 2021)

We spoke to Eleven Recruitment’s Peter Morgan about the changes happening to the employment market in tanker shipping.

Global diesel flows surge in unsustainable manner

(Apr 01 2021)

Key refining hubs around the globe are currently all doing the same thing: exporting way more diesel.

International Seaways and Diamond S Shipping announce merger

(Apr 01 2021)

International Seaways, Inc. (NYSE: INSW) (the “Company” or “INSW”) and Diamond S Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSSI) (“Diamond S”), two of the leading tanker companies worldwide providing energy transportation services for crude oil and petroleum products in ...

Cook Islands-flagged tankers scrubbed for alleged sanctions-busting

(Mar 25 2021)

Two tankers flying the flag of the Cook Islands have been scrubbed from the islands’ shipping registry amid allegations the vessels were transporting Iranian crude oil while concealing their movements.

A tanker and a maze of companies: One way illicit oil reaches North Korea

(Mar 25 2021)

We spent months reviewing ship-tracking data, corporate records and satellite imagery to uncover one way North Korea evades strict international sanctions.

Time is of the essence in restoring Suez Canal oil flows

(Mar 25 2021)

Energy intelligence firm Vortexa has so far identified ten tankers carrying around 13mn bbl of Middle East crude that could be affected by the blockage of the Suez Canal - caused by a container ship accident in the narrow waterway.

Poten's Weekly Opinion: India Goes Shopping

(Mar 17 2021)

How will India’s diversification drive impact crude tankers?

Understanding the increase in attacks on ships in the Middle East

(Mar 17 2021)

Naval tensions have increased dramatically since a series of incidents in 2019.

Gibraltar Maritime’s 2020

(Mar 11 2021)

This year the Gibraltar maritime sector made a great contribution to the crew changes challenge, offered face to face tuition in its university, had steady business in dry docks, and saw some expansion in services.


April-May 2021

Safety risks from digitalisation and decarbonisation - seafarer mental health - ABS advice on ballast water systems