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Greek shipowners ditch Venezuela after pressure from the US

Another two Greek shipping companies will now no longer carry Venezuelan oil. This comes after pressure from the US, which is trying to choke Venezuela's oil export in an attempt to target the country's president, Nicolás Maduro.

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The two Greek shipping companies Dynacom Tankers and NGM Energy say they will no longer sail with Venezuelan oil after reports that the US is allegedly considering sanctions on more ships for transporting oil from the country, report several media including Lloyd's List.

The statements from the two companies come in the wake of a similar one made by another Greek shipping company, Thenamaris, last week. Earlier this month the US blacklisted ships from the Greek companies for having participated in trading of Venezuelan oil.

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