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Special Investigation: Subterfuge Shipping

A Lloyd’s List and Lloyd’s List Intelligence special investigation uncovers the subterfuge tanker fleet that has evolved to ply sanctioned Iranian and Venezuelan oil trades, and the risks and challenges this provides for shipowners worldwide.

Revealed: The subterfuge tanker fleet keeping Venezuelan and Iranian crude flowing

Data compiled from Lloyd’s List Intelligence shines a light on one of darkest and opaque sub-sectors of energy commodities shipping

Sanctions-busting tankers are an issue for whole industry

Ultimately, fallout from actions of the few will be visited on the vast majority of tanker operators that do abide by US stipulations

International Classification Insurance

An inconvenient truth: Flags failing

A Lloyd’s List and Lloyd’s List Intelligence special investigation details how, why, and which registries are flagging the Iranian and Venezuelan-linked fleet of some 150 tankers that exploit regulatory loopholes to ship millions of barrels of crude through the world’s busiest waterways. This is part two of a series using data compiled from Lloyd’s List Intelligence to shine a light on one of the darkest and most opaque sub-sectors of energy commodities shipping

International Tankers and Gas Political Risk and Trade

Subterfuge shipping investigation: The quiet class purge

Over the last 12 months, classification societies have quietly purged many of the tankers shipping Iranian and Venezuelan crude from their business. But the tankers continue to operate in a regulatory ‘no man’s land’, raising serious safety and pollution concerns. This is part three of a series from Lloyd’s List using data from Lloyd’s List Intelligence to shine a light on one of the darkest and most opaque sub-sectors of energy commodities shipping

International Tankers and Gas Sanctions

Mission Improbable: Sanctions entrench unregulated subterfuge tanker fleet

A Lloyd’s List and Lloyd’s List Intelligence special investigation concludes by scrutinising the network of fake addresses, false declarations and absence of due diligence that’s allowing the Iranian and Venezuelan-linked shipowners to ship millions of barrels of oil without penalty or insurance. This is part four of a series using data compiled from Lloyd’s List Intelligence to shine a light one of the darkest and opaque sub-sectors of energy commodities shipping

International Iran Tankers and Gas
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