Poten's Weekly Opinion: VLCC Outlook Remains Foggy

(May 05 2022)

VLCC TonMiles increased in the first quarter of 2022.

Indonesia navy seizes two tankers carrying palm oil

(May 05 2022)

Indonesia’s navy seized two tankers carrying crude palm oil, palm olein and methanol for what it said were permit and paperwork violations.

Posts do not show 'Putin condemning Denmark for plundering Indonesian oil tanker'

(May 05 2022)

A video has been viewed millions of times in social media posts that claim it shows Russian President Vladimir Putin angrily condemning Danish authorities for "plundering" an Indonesian tanker after it collected oil from Russia. This is false.

Poten's Weekly Opinion: The Great Reshuffle

(Apr 29 2022)

Trade flows around Russian crude oil exports are changing.

Norway arrests activists blocking tanker unloading Russian oil

(Apr 29 2022)

Norwegian police said they had arrested 20 Greenpeace and Extinction Rebellion campaigners.

Greece to release Russian tanker amid confusion over sanctions

(Apr 29 2022)

A Russian tanker impounded by Greece this week and reportedly carrying Iranian oil will be released amid confusion about sanctions on its owners.

Living in "Interesting Times"

(Apr 14 2022)

Poten's Weekly Opinion.

Shipping Russian oil gets costlier as rates near $350,000

(Apr 14 2022)

Daily earnings for tankers shipping oil from Russia’s Baltic ports are soaring as shipowners continue to exercise caution.

Follow tankers carrying Russian oil and gas, live on Twitter

(Mar 17 2022)

In response to the invasion of Ukraine, many countries have taken steps to block shipments of Russian oil and gas. Now an amazing new Twitter tool allows anyone to see where tankers carrying Russian fuels are going – and where we need to cut our ties...

ABS withdraws Class services to Russian vessels, assets and companies

(Mar 17 2022)

After careful consideration of the situation in the Ukraine and the Black Sea as well as the applicable sanctions, ABS has taken the decision to withdraw all Class services involving Russian vessels, assets and companies.

Poten's Weekly Opinion: Barrels From the Backyard

(Mar 17 2022)

Will more Venezuelan crude boost the tanker market?

U.S. seizing tankers has failed to stop Iran's oil exports

(Mar 17 2022)

The U.S. seizure of Iranian tankers in recent months has not stopped sanctions-hit Tehran from increasing oil exports, Iran's oil minister was quoted as saying on Saturday.

Belgian shipowners: “Without Ukrainian and Russian Seafarers, chaos looms at sea”

(Mar 17 2022)

After months of being trapped at sea due to the pandemic, the current war in Ukraine is holding hundreds of thousands of seafarers hostage from the global merchant fleet.

Poten's Weekly Opinion: Banning Russian Barrels

(Mar 10 2022)

What would the impact be of banning Russian oil imports?


Apr-May 2022

Tanker Accident Database - speeding up port calls - causes of enclosed space problems - resolving BWMS problems - investor''s view on LNG fuelled ships