Posts Tagged ‘Iran’

Charity says tanker release is good news but remains concerned about other ships.

Charity says tanker release is good news but remains concerned about other ships.
The “Stena Impero” Charity says tanker release is good news but remains concerned about other ships. Media have reported that the detained tanker Stena Impero has finally been allowed to sail and this morning began to leave Iranian waters. However, the charity remains concerned for a number...
September 27th, 2019 | Arrest of ships, Charity, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, News, Seizures | Read More

Seafarers’ charity raises concern for crew as second tanker seized in the Gulf

Seafarers’ charity raises concern for crew as second tanker seized in the Gulf
John Green Seafarers’ charity raises concern for crew as second tanker seized in the Gulf Global seafarers’ charity, Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea), is calling for seafarers rights to be respected as a second tanker has been seized. Iranian state TV reported that their forces had seized a...
August 4th, 2019 | Charity, Health and Safety, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Religion, Safety and Security, Seizures, Shipmanagement | Read More

Another tanker is arrested by Iran

Another tanker is arrested by Iran
the …”dire” Straits of Hormuz.. Another tanker is arrested by Iran Following the seizure of Stena Imperio – still under arrest and the  Mesdar – released, another tanker was arrested a few hours ago in the Persian Gulf area with the Iranian accusing her for smuggling fuel. Will...
August 4th, 2019 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Regulatory, Seizures, Tankers | Read More

The BDI down @1922: the heat is on for Geopolitics too

The BDI down @1922: the heat is on for Geopolitics too
John Faraclas The BDI down @1922: the heat is on for Geopolitics too The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 15 points earlier on today and now stands at 1922 points as the Panamaxes fell sharply. Geopolitics in total mess all over Planet Ocean and BREXIT will cause upheavals. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The...
July 29th, 2019 | Insight, Markets, News, Shipping Indices | Read More

American Club member Alert 23 July 2019

American Club member Alert 23 July 2019
AMERICAN CLUB MEMBER ALERT (July 23, 2019) RE – ENHANCED VIGILANCE RECOMMENDED FOR VESSELS TRANSITING ARABIAN GULF (AG), STRAITS OF HORMUZ (SOH) AND GULF OF OMAN (GOO)  Following incidents of conflict, and the continuing risk of acts of piracy affecting merchant vessels operating in the Red Sea,...
July 23rd, 2019 | P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Sanctions | Read More

The BDI@2,170 with mess in two of Planet Ocean’s dire straits

The BDI@2,170 with mess in two of Planet Ocean’s dire straits
John Faraclas The BDI@2,170 with mess in two of Planet Ocean’s dire straits The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up earlier on today 40 points standing at 2,170; the perplexed geopolitics now confirm our fears on our numerous written hints on Planet Ocean’s dire straits over the last seven years following...
July 19th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Flags, Insight, Markets, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

International Chamber of Shipping expresses concern over developing situation in the Gulf of Hormuz

International Chamber of Shipping expresses concern over developing situation in the Gulf of Hormuz
Guy Platten International Chamber of Shipping expresses concern over developing situation in the Gulf of Hormuz The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is receiving reports that a British registered vessel – Stena Impero – has been diverted from its original course in the Strait of Hormuz...
July 19th, 2019 | Associations, International Chamber of Shipping, Military, Tankers | Read More

HFW Briefing: The Strait of Hormuz: how can you manage the risks?

HFW Briefing: The Strait of Hormuz: how can you manage the risks?
Jean Koh HFW Briefing: The Strait of Hormuz: how can you manage the risks? On 20 June 2019 the US narrowly pulled back from retaliatory military strikes on Iranian targets. This was a move planned in response to Iran’s targeting of a US drone allegedly operating in Iranian airspace. These events...
July 3rd, 2019 | Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

BIMCO: Crude oil tanker freight rates from the Arabian Gulf to China doubles on the back of tanker attacks

BIMCO: Crude oil tanker freight rates from the Arabian Gulf to China doubles on the back of tanker attacks
Peter Sand Crude oil tanker freight rates from the Arabian Gulf to China doubles on the back of tanker attacks VLCC spot freight rates between the Arabian Gulf and China rose 101% in the days between 13 June 2019 and 20 June 2019, in the aftermath of attacks on two tankers in the Strait of Hormuz. Spot...
June 21st, 2019 | BIMCO, Canals, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Panamaxes spoil the broth…

Panamaxes spoil the broth…
John Faraclas Panamaxes spoil the broth… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continue with its upwards mode and with 15 points plus now reads 1,194! Geopolitics more than crucial with to and fro actions and reactions; CAUTION! John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI gained 29 points and now stands at...
June 20th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,062 BDI amid growing global turmoil

The BDI@1,062 BDI amid growing global turmoil
John Faraclas The BDI@1,062 BDI amid growing global turmoil    The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 18 points and now stands at 1,062; Geopolitics as expected here are more than perplexed and our prolonged warning –  even yesterday’s call come unfortunately verbatim right! John Faraclas...
June 14th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

American Club Circular No.15/19 – the United States expands the universe of Iran sanctions targets (SDNs) by targeting the metals sector of Iran

American Club Circular No.15/19  – the United States expands the universe of Iran sanctions targets (SDNs) by targeting the metals sector of Iran
Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman and CEO, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Managers for The American Club American Club Circular No.15/19  – the United States expands the universe of Iran sanctions targets (SDNs) by targeting the metals sector of Iran  MAY 10, 2019   CIRCULAR NO. 15/19   TO MEMBERS...
May 10th, 2019 | P and I Clubs, Sanctions | Read More

The BDI@821: towards a Market “Resurrection”?

The BDI@821: towards a Market “Resurrection”?
John Faraclas The BDI@821: towards a Market “Resurrection”? The BDI (Baltic dry Index) gained 31 points earlier on today thanks, mainly, to the Capes; Geopolitics still perplexed and worrying in all fronts. John Faraclas’ brief post Easter recap: The Capes’ BCI was up82 points and now stands...
April 23rd, 2019 | Chartering, Energy, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, 23 April, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, 23 April, 2019)
. Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, 23 April, 2019) HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS:   Following light volumes in Wall Street overnight, Asian equity indices advanced marginally on Tuesday with many markets reopening after the Easter...
April 23rd, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Oil Industry, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

American Club circular No. 10/19 – Recent US Government advisories concerning Iran, North Korea and Syria

American Club circular No. 10/19 – Recent US Government advisories  concerning Iran, North Korea and Syria
Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman and CEO, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Managers for The American Club MARCH 27, 2019, CIRCULAR NO. 10/19 TO MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION Dear Member: RECENT US GOVERNMENT ADVISORIES CONCERNING IRAN, NORTH KOREA AND SYRIA The US government has recently issued the attached advisories in...
March 27th, 2019 | Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Sanctions | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News  from GAC
12-Jan-2019 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 13-26 JANUARY 2019 Worldwide World Holidays: 13-26 January 2019 Saturday, January 12, 2019, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 14 Jan (Mon) – Coming of Age Day (Japan) 15 Jan (Tue) – Tamil Thai Pongol day (Sri Lanka) 21...
January 12th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

American Club: Iran sanctions update – Iranian crude oil shipment waivers

American Club: Iran sanctions update – Iranian crude oil shipment waivers
Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman and CEO, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Managers for The American Club In Club Circular 41/18 of November 6, 2018 Members were informed of the reimposition of US secondary sanctions against Iran in the aftermath of the US Administration’s decision to withdraw from the...
November 28th, 2018 | Markets, News, Oil Industry, P and I Clubs, Sanctions, Trade and Commerce | Read More

HFW: Iran sanctions – The English Court steers a course

HFW: Iran sanctions –  The English Court steers a course
Daniel Martin, partner HFW In our previous briefing, we looked at the challenges of complying with EU and US sanctions from 5 November 2018, when further US sanctions are re-imposed, and the need to steer a course between the divergent approaches which are being taken by the EU and the US. The Commercial...
October 19th, 2018 | Legal, Sanctions | Read More

HFW Briefing – Iran Sanctions: Steering a course through difficult waters

HFW Briefing – Iran Sanctions: Steering a course through difficult waters
Daniel Martin, partner HFW Iran Sanctions: Steering a course through difficult waters President Trump’s announcement on 8 May 2018 that the US would withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action set the EU and US on divergent paths with respect to Iran. At the same time as the US indicated...
August 31st, 2018 | Legal, News, Sanctions | Read More

The United States formally reimposes secondary sanctions against Iran

The United States formally reimposes secondary sanctions against Iran
Joe Hughes From the American Club to its members: AUGUST 07, 2018   CIRCULAR NO. 28/18   TO THE MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION   Dear Member:   THE UNITED STATES FORMALLY REIMPOSES SECONDARY SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN   Introduction On May 8, 2018, President Trump withdrew the United States from participation...
August 7th, 2018 | News, P and I Clubs, Sanctions | Read More

On the wave 2018: Iran – Sanctions – Back to the future?

On the wave 2018:  Iran – Sanctions – Back to the future?
.. Iran – Sanctions – Back to the future? On 8 May 2018, President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Join Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and to impose once again on Iran several sanctions which were lifted in January 2016 under the JCPOA. This is a significant...
May 15th, 2018 | Legal, Sanctions | Read More

US-Iran Sanctions: The JCPOA – the new US position The JCPOA: The new US position is now clear…Sort of

US-Iran Sanctions: The JCPOA – the new US position   The JCPOA: The new US position is now clear…Sort of
The JCPOA: The new US position is now clear…Sort of by Douglas Maag, Legal Counsel, Clyde & Co As noted in our blog last week, President Trump threatened last January to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) if he did not think its flaws could be fixed. While the JCPOA...
May 10th, 2018 | Markets, Sanctions | Read More

Another Capes’ spike with the BDI@1,432 …and the War IS on…

Another Capes’ spike with the BDI@1,432 …and the War IS on…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended earlier on today at 1,432 points – that’s 48 points higher since last Friday the 4th of May, thanks to the as ever volatile Capes which produced another spike… Wold Peace is in disarray as Geopolitics as we expected and stated in writing –  after...
May 8th, 2018 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, News, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Story of the Month, Tankers | Read More

US-Iran Sanctions: Future of the JCPOA?

US-Iran Sanctions: Future of the JCPOA?
  Insight / US-Iran Sanctions The JCPOA: It’s Still Uncertain What Will Happen, but Here’s What Could Happen by Douglas Maag*, Legal Councellor, Clyde & C0 On January 12 of this year, President Trump announced his intention to not renew US sanctions waivers that underpin US participation...
May 4th, 2018 | Legal, Sanctions | Read More

Large Iranian presence confirmed at Europort 2017

Large Iranian presence confirmed at Europort 2017
… This year’s Europort exhibition, which takes place at Rotterdam Ahoy from November 7th-10th, will have a significant presence from Iran, one of the fastest growing markets in the maritime sector. A total of 12 companies are taking part in the dedicated Iran Pavilion, coordinated by the maritime...
October 30th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More