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Tanker Market - October 14
Austria >> 10/10/2014 - The dirty spot tanker market continued to be under pressure in September for vessels of all sizes. Dirty spot market activity was at very low levels, especially in the Middle East. A drop in charter...
Tanker Market - September 2014
Austria >> 9/10/2014 - Weak sentiment continued to dominate the crude oil tanker market in August. Tanker freight rates registered a drop of 20% and 11%, respectively, for Suezmax and Aframax classes, while VLCC closed the...
Pirates Attack Products Tanker off Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire) >> 9/3/2014 - Armed pirates robbed an petroleum products tanker near Ivory Coast's port of Abidjan, a maritime agency and a private security advisor said, in an indication of the increasing mobility of Nigeria-base...
Gazprom Neft Commences First Sea Transportation from the Novy Field
Russia >> 8/21/2014 - Gazprom Neft has made a summer shipment of oil from the Novy Port oil field, with crude oil being delivered to European consumers by sea for the first time. This new type of crude, known as Novy Port,...
Tanker Market - August 14
Austria >> 8/11/2014 - The dirty tanker market experienced a generally positive trend in July, with dirty tankers in all classes showing gains on both a monthly and an annual basis. VLCC spot freight rates reported a heal...
Tanker Market - July 14
Austria >> 7/1/2014 - The tanker market for crude oil and petroleum products showed a differing performance for different tanker segments in June. In the dirty market, spot freight rates for VLCCs experienced an increase...
Tanker Market - June 14
Austria >> 6/12/2014 - In May, crude oil tanker market sentiment remained weak, while dirty average spot freight rates dropped by 2% compared with the previous month. The drop came mainly because of a 10% decline in VLCC ...
Angola LNG to Charter out Tanker Fleet after Pipe Rupture
Angola >> 5/22/2014 - Angola's new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project aims to charter out its entire tanker fleet for at least a couple of months after a major rupture on a flare line crippled output at the $10 bil...
Tanker Market - May 14
Austria >> 5/13/2014 - In April, crude oil tanker market sentiment weakened and average spot freight rates dropped on most of the reported routes. On average, dirty tanker freight rates closed down by 4% compared to the p...
Tanker Market - April 14
Australia >> 4/10/2014 - Dirty tanker freight rates continued to decline, with the drop in dirty spot freight rates mainly affecting the VLCC class in March, while Suezmax and Aframax closed the month flat. VLCC spot freigh...
KOTC Names Two New Oil Tankers
Kuwait >> 3/14/2014 - Taking delivery of them expected during this and next month KOTC celebrated naming the 2 tankers "Dasma" and "Boubyan" The 2 new tankers are within Phase III for fleet revamping KOTC seeks to realize ...
Tanker Market - Mar 14
Austria >> 3/12/2014 - Crude oil tanker market sentiment continued to weaken in February across all vessel segments, with Suezmax and Aframax experiencing a strong decline. Dirty spot freight rates on most reported routes...
KOTC Gets Official Delivery of Two New Tankers
Kuwait >> 3/6/2014 - Kuwait Oil Tankers Co.(KOTC) had officially got delivery of two new oil tankers as part of its revamping of its current fleet, a company statement said. The delivery of the tankers "Fintas" and "Burga...
Tanker Hijacked Off Angola in Jan Returned, Minus $8m of Diesel
Angola >> 2/25/2014 - An oil tanker hijacked for a week off Angola in January has been returned to the country's authorities, a board member at state oil firm Sonangol said, adding that the hijackers had stolen diesel wort...
Tanker Market - Feb 14
Austria >> 2/12/2014 - Despite of the decline of VLCC freight rates seen in January compared to the previous month, average dirty spot freight rates remained in the positive zone, supported mainly by a considerable gain r...
Angola Navy Says Missing Tanker Located
Angola >> 1/26/2014 - Angola's navy said on Sunday the crew of an oil tanker that vanished off its coast on January 18 had turned off communications to fake an attack, seeking to calm energy sector fears that the vessel ha...
Pirates Hijacked Tanker Off Angola and Stole Cargo
Angola >> 1/26/2014 - The Greek owners of an oil tanker that vanished off the Angolan coast on Jan. 18 said that pirates had hijacked the vessel and stolen a large quantity of cargo, contradicting the Angolan navy's denial...
Sonangol Confirms Tanker Still Missing off Angola
Angola >> 1/24/2014 - Angolan state oil firm Sonangol confirmed reports that a tanker it had chartered had disappeared off the coast of the West African country. The owners of the Liberian-flagged MT Kerala, Greece-based D...
Pirates Suspected to Have Attacked Tanker off Angola
Angola >> 1/22/2014 - A fuel tanker is suspected to have been hijacked by pirates off the coast of Angola, the ship's owners said, in what would be the most southerly attack to date by pirates off West Africa. Pirate attac...
Tanker Market - Jan 14
Austria >> 1/16/2014 - After several months of bearish momentum, spot freight rates recovered in December across all tanker sectors. December was the only month exhibiting positive performance on all reported routes and i...

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