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Trump Reaches Partial Deal with China, Delays Tariffs

Donald Trump

China agreed to more than double its annual purchases of American agricultural products as part of the deal.

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Seized North Korean Bulker Sold for Scrap

Wise Honest

North Korea had earlier requested the release of the vessel.

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US Sanctions on COSCO Companies Hit US-Listed Teekay

ARC7 LNG carrier

The sanctions are affecting Teekay's Yamal LNG joint venture.

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US Sanctions Russian Ships for Jet Fuel Deliveries to Syria

Ships sanctioned by the U.S. over Russia-Syria trade

The vessels were involved in the illicit transfer of jet fuel to the Russian military in Syria.

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US Sanctions COSCO Companies over Iran Trade

China Iran Crude Oil Trade

The U.S. sanctioned two COSCO subsidiaries in the latest move to curb the flow of Iranian crude.

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US Sanctions Four More Vessels for Venezuela Ties

Tanker

The sanctions include product tankers Carlota C, Sandino, Petion, and crude oil tanker Giralt.

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US Rescues Four Trapped Crew from Stricken Car Carrier

USCG rescues remaining four crew members from Golden Ray

Three crew members were extracted at around 3 p.m. and the final seafarer was extracted at 5:50 p.m.

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US Blacklists "Oil-for-Terror" Shipping Network

Tanker

Over the past year, the network allegedly moved oil worth hundreds of millions of dollars in breach of U.S. sanctions.

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Iranian Tanker Adrian Darya 1 Goes Dark off Syria

Tanker

The vessel appears to have turned off its transponder less than 50 nautical miles off Tartus.

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US Blacklists Iranian Oil Tanker 'Headed to Syria'

Tanker

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo said that the U.S. has "reliable information" the tanker is headed to Tartus, Syria.

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ITF Slams US over Plans to Revoke Seafarer Visas

Seafarer

The U.S. said it would deny seafarers a visa if they work on board a vessel carrying Iranian oil.

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Oil Aboard Iranian Tanker Sold to Unknown Buyer

Tanker

The government spokesman said that the owner and purchaser of the oil will decide the destination of the cargo.

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Stronger US-China Ethane Trade to Boost Demand for VLECs

VLEC

Ethane trade on the U.S.-China route has the potential to create demand for about 30 VLECs, Drewry said.

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US Issues Warrant to Seize Iranian Tanker Grace 1

Tanker

US DoJ issued a warrant to seize the tanker "based on violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act."

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US FTA Supports Ferry, Terminal Projects with USD 32.8 Mn

ferry

US FTA awards USD 32.8 million to selected ferry projects.

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US Seeks to Block Release of Grace 1 in Gibraltar

Tanker

Gibraltar was to lift the detention on the ship this morning.

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NRF: Retail Imports Remain at Near-Record Levels

Containers

NRF's overall outlook is more pessimistic than last month as US introduces new 10 percent tariffs.

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UK Joins US in Strait of Hormuz Maritime Security Mission

Stena Impero

The Royal Navy would work alongside the U.S. navy to assure safety of ships in the area.

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Australia Mulls Joining Strait of Hormuz Coalition

AUSMIN talks

Australia is giving "serious consideration"to the U.S. request.

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Trump to Add Tariffs on Another USD 300 Bn of Chinese Goods

US President Donald Trump

Trump would implement the 10% tariff on USD 300 billion worth of Chinese goods from September 1.

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NRF: Imports at Top US Container Ports to Rise Modestly

container port

Imports at the US major retail container ports will remain at high levels this summer but are to grow only modestly.

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