Russia-Ukraine conflict prompts uncertainty on Americas tanker markets

(Mar 03 2022)

Headline trading on the forward freight agreement markets and uncertainty on the physical voyage charter sector were the first impacts on the Americas tanker markets from Russia's military invasion of Ukraine.



Greek manager of Oaktree-backed tanker says probing possible Iran oil transfer

(Feb 24 2022)

Greece-based Empire Navigation is investigating whether Iranian oil was transferred onto one of the vessels it manages, after a U.S. advocacy group first made such allegation last week.



Tanker markets tread cautiously as threat of sanctions on Russian oil looms

(Feb 24 2022)

The global tanker market is in a state of disquiet as potential sanctions on the flow of Russian oil to the West could significantly harm market fundamentals.



State-owned Russian tanker’s visit to Shetland Islands, UK sends out ‘the wrong signals’

(Feb 24 2022)

Call for tougher sanctions that would hit state-owned companies doing business in the UK.



Poten's Weekly Opinion: Deal or No Deal?

(Feb 22 2022)

Lifting of Iranian sanctions will be positive for crude tankers.



OCIMF news – Aug-Sept-Oct

(Feb 17 2022)

Fuel lifecycle assessment, OCIMF’s environmental plan, human factors guidance, new director, guidance on private security - our summary of the Oil Companies International Marine Forum’s August-October newsletters.



Poten's Weekly Opinion: U.S. Exports To The Rescue?

(Feb 17 2022)

Growing U.S. production and exports could boost ton-miles.



National Iranian Tanker Company shipping activities increase significantly

(Feb 17 2022)

Shipments of crude oil and oil products by the fleet of the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) have increased significantly over the past few months, according to the Iranian Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare.



Live vessel values now available on MarineTraffic

(Feb 10 2022)

MarineTraffic, the world’s leading provider of ship tracking information and maritime analytics, has partnered with maritime data specialists Signal Ocean to provide vessel valuations on its platform.



Japan to divert LNG to Europe amid Russia-Ukraine tension

(Feb 10 2022)

Japan will divert some liquefied natural gas cargoes to Europe after requests from the USA and the European Union, a step that aligns the country with the West as tensions flare with Russia.



Poten's Weekly Opinion: The Demise of the Panamax Tanker

(Feb 03 2022)

Are LR1s following in the footsteps of the dirty Panamaxes?



Poten's Weekly Opinion: Russian Roulette

(Feb 03 2022)

Russia’s conflict with Ukraine can have major repercussions.



ECSA supports proposal for commercial operators to pay ETS costs

(Jan 26 2022)

European shipowners welcome the proposal of the European Parliament’s Rapporteur on the EU ETS, MEP Peter Liese, to introduce a requirement for a binding clause in contractual agreements between shipowners and commercial operators and to ensure that ...



Poten's Weekly Opinion: Mexico Dreams Of Energy Independence

(Jan 19 2022)

Energy reform in Mexico can have major implications.



Poten's Weekly Opinion: A (Tanker) Year to Forget

(Jan 14 2022)

Top Reported Dirty Spot Charterers for 2021.




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