North America

Trade war between the US and China
18 Sep 2018
Vessels may be unable to access ports while seafarers may also be barred from operating in certain nations in the event of a full-blown trade war.
US Gulf rig and tanker
17 Sep 2018
The new derivatives contracts, which will be listed and cleared through ICE Futures Europe, are based on the freight costs of VLCC shipments from USGC to China and of Aframax shipments from USGC to Europe (United Kingdom or the continent).
14 Sep 2018
A record USD3.74 billion to benefit American dredging contractors awaits US President Donald Trump's approval.
2015-built 54,336 dwt LPG tanker, Corvette
14 Sep 2018
Three family-run Japanese shipowners have acquired three VLGCs from Dorian LPG in sale-and-bareboat-charter deals.
Miss Marina, one of Cargill’s chartered products tankers
11 Sep 2018
The Geneva-based US commodity trader contracted the units for delivery in 2020, brokers say.
A new Brazilian crude grade marketed to China will come online in the next few years. Credit: Getty
30 Aug 2018
Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) demand is set to benefit from surging Brazilian crude exports to China over the next three years, as national oil producer Petrobras begins production of a new medium-sweet crude grade specifically aimed at the country.
doug stevenson john naudeau
22 Aug 2018
Survey reveals lack of a valid visa continues to be main reason for denying shore leave.
American flag outside a building
22 Aug 2018
Brokers say that, at the moment, insurers have made no specific moves to avoid wider Russian maritime and energy risks.
22 Aug 2018
IHS Markit information shows that the ships are likely to be Maersk Line's Cap San Juan, Cap San Lazaro and Cap San Vincent. 
A tanker departing Venezuela’s Lake Maracaibo
21 Aug 2018
An agreement to pay a USD2 billion settlement is a plus for tankers, but it could serve as only a temporary reprieve for Venezuela’s PDVSA.
Paul Wogan
20 Aug 2018
Paul Wogan-led company has commissioned two 174,000 m³ LNG carriers with Samsung Heavy Industries