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Many tanker carriers have ships heading to the Gulf of Oman

Several tanker companies have ships headed for the Gulf of Oman and during the next few days they will decide whether to continue doing business in the region. There are concurrent reports of high day rates, the head of a larger tanker pool tells ShippingWatch.

This week's top stories on ShippingWatch

Two tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman Thursday, it is still unknown who is to blame. OW Bunker's former CEO in Singapore, Lars Møller, is going to prison for five years, Get an overview of this week's top picks.

US says video shows Iran was involved in an attack on tanker

US officials have released a video they say show Iran was involved in an attack on an oil tanker near the entrance to the Persian Gulf on Thursday, one of a pair of incidents that have raised tensions between the US and the Islamic Republic over the past day. Watch the video here.

Connecticut to multiply offshore wind ambitions

The US state of Connecticut passes a bill to raise its target for offshore wind, allowing expansion of wind farms. This is in line with the strategy of wind service ship operator Esvagt, which is to expand to the US, CEO tells ShippingWatch.

WTO lowers its global growth forecast significantly

The WTO has once again lowered its expectations for global growth. Next week the IMF will present its projections, which the IMF head indicates will also be lower. New customs tariffs between the US and China as well as uncertainty surrounding Brexit are key factors.

Olieprisen begynder at trække op imod de 70 dollars igen

Den er der ikke endnu, men efter et dyk omkring nytår er olieprisen ved at krydse 65 dollars per tønde og har dermed retning mod de 71 dollars, som den gennemsnitlige pris lød på sidste år. Godt for offshoreinvesteringerne. Dyrt for shipping.

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