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Bridget Diakun

Data Reporter

London

Bridget Diakun is a Lloyd’s List data reporter based in London. She was previously a data reporter at Law Business Research where she analysed patent and trademark data to deliver strategic pieces. Bridget loves all things numbers and applies her data skills to provide unique insight into the maritime industry.

She graduated with a degree in international relations from the University of Western Ontario in 2017. Bridget moved to the UK that same year in pursuit of a career in journalism.

Latest From Bridget Diakun

The week in charts: Glencore leads Sovcomflot ship purchases |Russia accused of shipping stolen Ukrainian grain | Demolition prices drop

Glencore acquires five tankers from Sovcomflot, prices for large-sized LNG carriers jump, and Russia’s seaborne fertiliser exports hit record high

Week in Charts Asia Pacific

LNG spot rates trend down as Freeport closure loosens vessel availability

The LNG shipping market was performing unusually well at the beginning of June, but a fire at a US plant kickstarted a price correction 

United States Tankers and Gas

Glencore leads Sovcomflot fleet purchases

Glencore is capitalising on Sovcomflot’s mass tanker sale to build out its fleet. Details of the fleet divestment have been slow to emerge after western class and insurers withdrew services

Russian Federation Sovcomflot

Ukraine’s major wartime export route facing major challenges

Ukraine’s only operating ports — Reni, Izmail and Kiliia — have a vital role to play in facilitating international trade. They are limited by insufficient investment and inadequate infrastructure

Russian Federation Ukraine

Russia accused of shipping stolen Ukrainian grain via Crimea

Investigations show Russia moving Ukrainian commodities to Crimea where they are loaded onto vessels. Tracking data shows ships suspected of taking part in the trade are going dark to obfuscate their true origins and destinations

Ukraine Russian Federation

Sovcomflot secures domestic insurance but sanctions continue to stymie operations

Sovcomflot’s chief executive says the embattled Russian tanker giant has been on an even keel since mid-May, but vessel tracking data suggests otherwise. While Russian oil is increasingly being diverted to China and India, it is not Sovcomflot tankers carrying the oil directly and overall direct ports calls by its fleet have not increased

Russian Federation Tankers and Gas
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