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Michelle Wiese Bockmann

Markets Editor

Michelle Wiese Bockmann is a London-based energy commodities and shipping editor/analyst employed as Markets Editor at Lloyd’s List. She has more than 20 years’ experience across three continents covering the global maritime and oil and gas sectors. She provides editorial analysis of the energy commodities and shipping markets for Lloyd’s List and Lloyd’s List Intelligence. As well as writing for specialist maritime news providers, she has led shipping coverage at Bloomberg News, worked as an analyst and editor for oil price reporting agency OPIS, and provided maritime intelligence as senior analyst for New York-based data analytics firm, ClipperData. Before moving to England from Australia, Michelle was a political writer for The Australian, the country’s national newspaper and the Americas Editor for global shipping magazine, Fairplay. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of South Australia. Michelle is the Lloyd’s List staff representative on the Editorial Board.

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LNG sails for an unprofitable summer

The unprofitable conditions are expected to continue until October or November, when the seasonal rise because of the northern hemisphere winter is expected to lift rates

International Tankers and Gas

Product tanker demand likely peaked as deviations slow

Torm chief executive Jacob Meldgaard estimates that about 12% of the product tanker fleet is tied up in floating storage

International Tankers and Gas

Tankers in floating storage hit new high

Record floating storage volumes have shielded the largest 2,800 tankers in the 3.2bn tonne per year shipment of crude and refined products from a devastating collapse in earnings and demand

International Tankers and Gas

Navig8 Group expands into LNG shipping

The liquefied natural gas sector ‘faces a market trough until 2023/24’ according to Norway-based investment bank Cleaves Securities

Europe Norway

Ofac wields a sanctions sledgehammer on shipping

The mercurial, ambiguous and inconsistent application of Ofac sanctions on Iran and Venezuela is a deliberate tactic to keep international shipping on its toes

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