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Michelle Wiese Bockmann

Senior Analyst, Lloyd's List Intelligence & Markets Editor

Michelle Wiese Bockmann is a London-based energy commodities and shipping editor/analyst employed as a Senior Analyst, Lloyd's List Intelligence & Markets Editor at Lloyd’s List. She has more than 20 years’ experience across three continents covering the global maritime and oil and gas sectors. She provides editorial analysis of the energy commodities and shipping markets for Lloyd’s List and Lloyd’s List Intelligence. As well as writing for specialist maritime news providers, she has led shipping coverage at Bloomberg News, worked as an analyst and editor for oil price reporting agency OPIS, and provided maritime intelligence as senior analyst for New York-based data analytics firm, ClipperData. Before moving to England from Australia, Michelle was a political writer for The Australian, the country’s national newspaper and the Americas Editor for global shipping magazine, Fairplay. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of South Australia. Michelle is the Lloyd’s List staff representative on the Editorial Board.

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Geopolitics and dark shipping to dominate IMO assembly

Assembly to debate a resolution to address the dangerous and illegal shipping practices of a dark fleet of sanctions-circumventing tankers and decide whether to expel Russia from of the IMO Council

IMO Political Risk and Trade

First Greece-owned tankers return to load Venezuela oil since easing of US sanctions

Western-linked ships visibly return for the first time since mid-2020, when prominent Greece-based shipowners were briefly blacklisted, triggering a pledge from their lobby group to leave trades

Sanctions Tankers and Gas

Denmark leaves position unclear on inspecting sanctions-busting Russian tankers

The EU and US governments are reportedly in talks with Denmark to inspect and possibly block tankers without known insurance. Whether that would include those that dropped anchor at the Skagen anchorage was not spelled out

Sanctions Tankers and Gas

Houthis ‘hijack’ Israeli-owned car carrier Galaxy Leader

Galaxy Leader is owned by Tel Aviv-based Ray Shipping, one of the largest providers of pure car and truck carriers

Piracy and Security Political Risk and Trade

Talks underway for Denmark ‘to stop and inspect’ sanctions-breaching tankers from Russia

Some 57 dark fleet tankers without International Group P&I cover transited Danish waters laden with Russian oil between October 1 and November 9, Lloyd’s List Intelligence data shows

Sanctions Denmark

Platts challenges Baltic Exchange with new dry bulk indices

The index weighting is calculated using tonne-miles, by multiplying the volume of cargo moved in metric tonnes by distance travelled in miles

Dry Bulk Political and Trade
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