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Jonathan Saul

U.N. agency works to clamp down on illicit shipping practices

04 Apr 2019

LONDON The United Nations' shipping agency is working on tougher measures to clamp down on rogue shipping companies trying to use flag registries fraudulently to conceal their activities, officials said.

Peel Ports expands amid Brexit trade uncertainty

20 Mar 2019

LONDON Privately owned Peel Ports is expanding its workforce mostly in Liverpool and plans acquisitions this year, its chief executive said, as Britain prepares its ports to ease any trade disruption caused by Brexit.

ANALYSIS-Ship owners worry about clean fuel bill as ports ban "scrubbers"

19 Mar 2019

* Open loop scrubbers clean sulphur from fuel, then pump into sea

Iran's oil tanker fleet being squeezed as sanctions bite

13 Mar 2019

LONDON/DUBAI Iran is running short of options to replace its ageing fleet of tankers and keep oil exports flowing because renewed U.S. sanctions are making potential sellers and flag registries wary of doing business with Tehran, Western and Iranian sources said.

Shipowner Euronav to use mega tanker for low-sulphur fuel storage

01 Mar 2019

LONDON Euronav, one of the largest tanker companies in the world, will deploy one of its two ultra large crude carriers (ULCC) to store cleaner marine fuel ahead of a major regulatory change in 2020, the Belgium-headquartered group said on Friday.

Container shipping companies cleared in U.S. investigation

26 Feb 2019

LONDON The world's two biggest container shipping companies on Tuesday said they have been cleared in an investigation of the sector by the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ).

UPDATE 2-Container shipping companies cleared in U.S. investigation

26 Feb 2019

LONDON, Feb 26 The world's two biggest container shipping companies on Tuesday said they have been cleared in an investigation of the sector by the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ).

Hedge funds hunt for shipping debt in new market push

21 Feb 2019

(Corrects Feb. 20 story to remove incorrect reference to sale of loans by Varde and Oakhill)

Transport firms reviewing UK-registered ships ahead of Brexit

30 Jan 2019

LONDON Sweden's Stena and Bermuda-registered Stolt-Nielsen are reviewing their UK-registered ships ahead of Britain's departure from the European Union, the two leading transport companies told Reuters separately on Wednesday.

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