Broker BRS warns on increase in “grey” tanker fleet

French shipbroker BRS has warned that fleet which is variously described as “dark”, “shadow” and “opaque” could well become darker, or more opaque, as a result of the US refining its sanctions rules to remove what Washington sees as loopholes. There has long been a grey tanker fleet of various...

Deadlock in talks on permitted moisture content for Brazilian soya beans

Talks about lowering the permitted moisture content of Brazilian soya beans for export appeared to remain deadlocked at the beginning of February, according to local correspondent Proinde. Producers remain strongly opposed to the stricter moisture limit the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and...

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