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Iran's oil storage almost full as sanctions and pandemic weigh

07 Jul 2020

LONDON Iran has slashed crude oil production to its lowest level in four decades as storage tanks and vessels are almost completely full due to a fall in exports and refinery run cuts caused by the coronavirus pandemic, industry data showed.

Iran's oil storage almost full as sanctions and pandemic weigh

07 Jul 2020

LONDON, July 7 Iran has slashed crude oil production to its lowest level in four decades as storage tanks and vessels are almost completely full due to a fall in exports and refinery run cuts caused by the coronavirus pandemic, industry data showed.

Djibouti ramps up efforts to get seafarers stranded by coronavirus off ships

03 Jul 2020

LONDON Djibouti has carried out the first crew change of merchant sailors in its territory and is ready to get home more seafarers who have been stranded by the coronavirus, a senior port official said.

Djibouti ramps up efforts to get seafarers stranded by coronavirus off ships

03 Jul 2020

LONDON, July 3 Djibouti has carried out the first crew change of merchant sailors in its territory and is ready to get home more seafarers who have been stranded by the coronavirus, a senior port official said.

Oil barrels come off the water as storage boom at sea fades

01 Jul 2020

LONDON Tens of millions of barrels of crude and oil products stored on tankers at sea due to the coronavirus crisis are being sold, in a sign fuel demand is recovering as lockdowns ease, shipping sources say.

Oil barrels come off the water as storage boom at sea fades

01 Jul 2020

LONDON, July 1 Tens of millions of barrels of crude and oil products stored on tankers at sea due to the coronavirus crisis are being sold, in a sign fuel demand is recovering as lockdowns ease, shipping sources say.

Map of world's uncharted ocean beds takes shape despite crisis

21 Jun 2020

LONDON Plans to map the entire ocean floor by 2030 are going ahead despite the challenges of the coronavirus crisis, officials leading the project said, with almost a fifth covered so far.

Weary sailors pose risk to world merchant fleet: U.N. shipping chief

16 Jun 2020

LONDON Hundreds of thousands of weary seafarers stuck on ships for many months and unable to go home due to the coronavirus pose a risk to the safe operation of the world's merchant fleet, the UN's shipping chief said on Tuesday.

Greek ship managers halt Venezuela trade as U.S. sanctions bite

15 Jun 2020

LONDON Three Greece-based shipping firms said they have halted trade with Venezuela after the United States imposed sanctions on vessels under their management, as Washington ramps up commercial heat on Caracas.

Scrub that: Pandemic forces ship owners to shelve anti-pollution gear

12 Jun 2020

LONDON Ship owners are postponing or cancelling the installation of "scrubbers" that extract harmful sulphur emissions from their vessels as the coronavirus pandemic tightens finances.

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