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P&I clubs warned over vessels bypassing sanctions on Iran

Shipping insurers put on alert after Lloyd’s List Intelligence data reveals suspicious patterns of behaviour by vessels in relation to trading with Iran in breach of US sanctions

Middle East and Africa Iran

Iran mulls release of Stena Bulk-owned tanker

Stena Impero, owned by Swedish company Stena Bulk, was captured by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps on July 19

Sweden United Kingdom

Topaz Energy reports revenue rise despite ‘challenging’ market

In the first half of the year, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation rose 83% to $141m from $77m

Offshore Finance

Stena Impero owner meets Iran to urge release of tanker

LATEST: Sweden has received `very strong indications' that the Stena Impero is to be released soon, according to Swedish public service broadcaster SVT citing sources within Sweden’s foreign ministry.
Middle East and Africa Tankers and Gas

Greece will not assist Iranian tanker, says minister

The US State Department maintains the tanker is assisting the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps by transporting oil to Syria

Europe Middle East and Africa

Freed tanker leased to Iranian shipping company

The US has issued a warrant to seize the vessel, formerly known as Grace 1, claiming it has links to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, which it designates as a terrorist organisation

Middle East and Africa Iran

Australia joins US-led Strait of Hormuz coalition

Destabilising behaviour is a threat to Australia’s interests in the region, the Australian prime minister reiterates amid spate of attacks on international shipping in the region in recent months


Middle East and Africa Tankers and Gas

Aramco unit to purchase first chemical plant in the US

The acquisition of the plant announced by Motiva adds to Aramco’s recent buys in the petrochemical sector

US States Tankers and Gas

Focus shifts to release of Stena Impero after Iranian tanker freed

‘Now the US has issued an arrest warrant for the Grace 1, we don’t know if this will screw things up, but Iran continuing to hold a Brit tanker would seem a bit off-colour. We’re concentrating on crew well-being and health,’ said a person aware of the situation

Middle East and Africa Iran
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Set Alert for Lloyd's List Regions :: Africa

Cosmoship and MC-Schiffahrt express concern over Cameroon attacks

Another vessel attacked a few hours earlier has been identified as the Antigua- and Barbuda-flagged multipurpose vessel MarMalaita

Middle East and Africa Cameroon

Seventeen seafarers kidnapped in Gulf of Guinea attacks on two vessels

The latest attacks come just a week after a liquefied petroleum gas tanker was fired upon by a gang in the Gulf of Guinea

Middle East and Africa Piracy and Security

Pirates shoot at LPG carrier off Nigeria

The crew on the Wisdom Marine vessel retreated to the citadel and the master took evasive action

Middle East and Africa Piracy and Security

DP World criticises Djibouti’s appeal to nullify court-ordered payment

Djibouti was ordered to compensate DP World following last year’s nationalisation of the Doraleh Container Terminal

Middle East and Africa Djibouti

47 Tanger Med (Morocco)

A container flow control system and integrated blockchain platform have been set up to improve efficiency at the port

Ports and Logistics Containers

62 Durban (South Africa)

Figures show the port has been operating close to full capacity
Ports and Logistics Containers

Total seals 15-year LNG supply deal with Benin

Total has a strategy of developing new gas markets by unlocking access to liquefied natural gas for fast-growing economies

Middle East and Africa Tankers and Gas

Britain to send third warship to protect shipping in Gulf

Britain will send a third warship and a military tanker to the Gulf as Iran’s supreme leader threatened the UK with retaliation over the seizure of a tanker off Gibraltar

Iran Iraq

Turkish cargo ship crew abducted off Nigeria

A Turkish-flagged general cargo vessel was attacked this past weekend

Nigeria Ghana
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