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Middle East

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Lloyd’s List 2018 South Asia, Middle East and Africa Awards - Nominations Open

Nominations for the Lloyd’s List South Asia, Middle East and Africa Awards 2018 close on August 30 and winners will be announced on the night of the awards in Dubai on November 27 at the Palazzo Versace Hotel

Asia Pacific Bangladesh

Container shipping sector shrugs off sanctions

Sanctioned countries’ contribution to container trade growth has been negligible and will have no significant effect on box shipping

Russian Federation Iran

Europe acts to counter US sanctions on Iran

The Blocking Statute forbids EU companies from complying with the extraterritorial effects of US sanctions

Europe North America

Maersk expects to halt all Iran business

Line to terminate slot purchase agreements and remove Iran as a destination

Middle East and Africa Iran

Large crude tankers likely to yawn at Iran, jump for Opec

Sanctions on Iran may have an overall negligible impact on tonne-mile demand, based on past experiences

Tankers and Gas Energy

Total’s threat clouds long-term tanker prospects for Iranian exports

French energy giant threatens to quit Iranian gas project within months following the return of U.S. sanctions, unless it can secure a waiver
Iran Tankers and Gas

MOL teams up with Al Madina Logistics in Oman

MOL also has plans to expand its services network in the Middle East and Africa

Middle East and Africa Oman

Iran sanctions effectively back already, P&I specialist warns

North Group’s Mike Salthouse warns against reliance on grace period

Middle East and Africa Iran

MSC halts Iran services as sanctions start to bite

Container line calls a halt to new bookings from Iran but confirms limited services during wind-down period

Middle East and Africa Iran
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Africa

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Lloyd’s List 2018 South Asia, Middle East and Africa Awards - Nominations Open

Nominations for the Lloyd’s List South Asia, Middle East and Africa Awards 2018 close on August 30 and winners will be announced on the night of the awards in Dubai on November 27 at the Palazzo Versace Hotel

Asia Pacific Bangladesh

ForestWave says abducted crew off Nigeria have been released

Eleven crew members aboard the general cargo carrier FWN Rapide have been released a month after pirates attacked the vessel off Nigeria 

Piracy and Security Nigeria

Guinea bauxite mine strike to hurt dry bulk trades

Guinea’s strike has interrupted bauxite loadings resulting in increased vessel supply in the Asia-Pacific and Atlantic basins

Asia Pacific China

Piracy in Somalia costs $1.4bn in 2017

Criminal networks in Somalia are still capable of sophisticated attacks, as spillover threats from the war in Yemen compound West Indian Ocean dangers, OBP reports

Middle East and Africa Somalia

Viewpoint: Breaking the ice

Marine salvage expert Nick Sloane, who retrieved the wreck of Costa Concordia, puts forward a scheme that would involve deepsea currents doing most of the heavy lifting once tugs had fastened on to a suitable berg

Antarctica Middle East and Africa

Emerging Atlantic oil dynamics favour suezmaxes and aframaxes

Angolan output has been hit by decreasing production from mature fields

Middle East and Africa North America

Northwest Europe product tanker market lifted by shipments to US and Nigeria

Gasoline floating storage tanks off the coast of Nigeria reduce tonnage supply, while US product exports hit record high

US States South America

General cargo vessel attacked off Nigeria

Updated: ForestWave confirms 12 crew abducted from FWN Rapide

Middle East and Africa Nigeria

Nigeria’s 30-ship tanker fleet project faces challenges

Nigeria can benefit from a national tanker fleet but political will is required to make the project a reality

Middle East and Africa Nigeria
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