Indian-classed fleet more than doubles since Putin’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine

In the two years since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the number of ships classified as shadow or dark has leapt, and Western service providers have pulled back from working with a significant tranche of the merchant fleet for fear of being hit by sanctions. However, the total amount of...

China, Japan and Greece in a league of their own in latest shipowning charts

Which nation has the world’s most valuable commercial fleet? Two of shipping’s best-known data providers cannot agree.  VesselsValue yesterday unveiled its top 10 shipowning nations, reviewing the total asset values for vessels by beneficial owner country. Japan was at the top of the league, its...

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