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New supertankers carrying gasoil west hits record Ship builders in Asia are sending a record number of supertankers west carrying middle distillate oil products, such as diesel, data intelligence firm Vortexa quoted as saying on Thursday, adding more volumes might …

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Asian lpg premiums surge on supply tightness, houston shipping delays Asian LPG premiums have ballooned amid supply tightness in the region for March and April deliveries, market sources said Wednesday. The spread for H1 April CFR Japan physical propane to …

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Flag protection an economic opportunity

Flag protection an economic opportunity

Any country, when drafting its maritime policies, is faced with a dilemma that is similar in nature to most other economic matters. These countries have to choose between a protectionist stance and adopt flag protection policies or opt for openness …

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Ships with scrubbers must lock in high sulfur fuel oil needs to avoid supply hassles Shipowners with scrubber-equipped vessels may face challenges securing fuel unless they lock in their requirements well ahead of the new low sulfur emission limits on …

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UAE eases Qatar shipping ban The United Arab Emirates has eased a ban on the shipping of goods between it and Qatar enforced under a political and economic boycott of Doha, according to port circulars and an industry source. An Abu …

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Trade spats could dampen shipping growth this year An escalation of tariff wars between China and the United States could dampen growth in international container shipping as operators pre-emptively brought forward business in the second half of last year, Germany’s …

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Global container freight market bearish as lunar new year hits Sentiment in the container freight market has turned largely bearish as the shutters have come down on Chinese industry for the New Year celebrations, but this was while largely expected, …

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Asia resumes Iran oil imports at lowered rates Asian imports of Iranian crude oil have just started to return but at sharply lower levels as top customers China, India, Japan and South Korea press for additional US sanctions relief when …

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Northwest Europe RMK 500 cst bunker fuel strengthens An increase in fuel oil exports east from Rotterdam is supporting RMK 500 CST bunker fuel prices, as availability of the higher viscosity fuel tightens. Traders are moving RMG 380 CST and …

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Container shippers likely to face a bumpy year ahead IF there was ever a year when the outlook for reliability in the international logistics system was more clouded, 2019 and into 2020 would take the prize. It could be quite …

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