BGC Partners Takes Over Poten & Partners


BGC Partners completed the acquisition of ship brokerage, consulting and business intelligence firm Poten & Partners.

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North Sea Crude Oil Market Shifting to Larger Tankers

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North Sea crude expected to be moved over longer distances, stimulating ton-mile demand.

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U.S. Sanctions against Iran to Drive Tanker Rate Increases

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Sanctions against Iran contribute to the increase in tanker rates.

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Poten: Tankers in the Eye of the Storm?


Hurricane aftermaths have led to an upswing in rates due to a lack of available tonnage.

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Scrubber-Fitted VLCCs to Get Windfall from Sulphur Cap


Transporting crude oil and petroleum products across the oceans to get significantly more expensive for charterers.

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Fleet Growth Still a Burden to Suezmax Rates

The Suezmax fleet witnessed a net fleet growth of 9.6% in the 12 months from August 2016, putting more pressure on ...

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Large Tanker Orderbook Not as Scary as It Looks

Based on the delivery schedule of the current orderbook, deliveries of new tankers in 2017 will reach the highest ...

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Tanker Deliveries vs. Scrapping Potential

Given the orderbook, the tanker market is expected to experience ample supply growth in the coming years while the ...

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Tanker Market Could See More Upside Potential in 2H

Due to rather severe summer doldrums, earnings across all tanker sectors dropped to levels not seen since ...

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Brexit Could Boost UK – EU Crude Oil Trades

The UK’s vote to exit the European Union after being a member since 1973, could have a positive impact on the ...

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Tankers Facing Pressure amid Nigerian Oil Export Disruptions

Both Suezmax and VLCC markets could be hit by downward pressure from sustained outages of Nigerian crude oil, ...

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Poten Pinpoints Busiest Dirty Tanker Routes in 2015

After many years of keeping track and reporting on the largest dirty spot charterers based on reported spot ...

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Utilization of VLCCs for Storage on the Rise

More vessels are being used to store crude oil based on a recent report by Poten & Partners covering the ...

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Lower US Demand Reshuffles West African Crude Moves

West African crude moves have shifted from the U.S. to Europe as lower demand from the U.S. has forced a reshuffle ...

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Tanker Oversupply Might Be Easing Up

Tanker Oversupply Might Be on Decline

Although the Caribbean market for Aframaxes has taken a precipitous tumble last week, other tanker segments have ...

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