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The US warns of Iranian threats to ships

US authorities have issued a warning about Iranian threats to vessels sailing in the Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf. According to the US, several ships have experienced GPS interference.

This week's top stories on ShippingWatch

This week especially held stories involving the Strait of Hormuz, and most recently, the Danish government has declared its readiness to participate in a naval mission. Moreover, an investor has lost patience with a Danish shipbreaking yard, and logistics company Kuehne+Nagel said no to seafreight acquisitions.

US destroys Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz

President Donald Trump says that the US has destroyed a drone flying close to a US warship in the Strait of Hormuz. The drone was shot down the same day Iran announced it has seized a foreign tanker vessel.

US and China enter trade truce

Saturday, the US and China agreed to restart negotiations of a trade deal. US President Donald Trump furthermore promised not to introduce new tariffs right now.

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.

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