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Michelle Wiese Bockmann

Principal Analyst, Lloyd's List Intelligence

London
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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Ghost of US government ship turns up at Novorossiysk

A US-flagged tanker built in Bethlehem Steel in 1963 and scrapped in 2021 has pinged its AIS location in the Russian port of Novorossiysk recently, one of several bizarre AIS signals broadcasted by the dead vessel in the past four years

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Record US-Europe crude flows as Houthi Red Sea attacks sideline Iraqi imports

Change in refineries’ crude buying patterns across Europe underscore the global recalibration in seaborne oil trades following three months of missile and drone attacks through trade artery linking Middle East and Asia to Mediterranean

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Marine insurers face extra due diligence in Russia oil price cap crackdown

From February 20 pre-voyage attestations required for all tankers calling at Russia, affecting about 41% of tankers covered by Western insurers, a proxy for price cap compliance, based on January callings

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Falls in Red Sea ship traffic stabilise as Suez transits hit fresh low

Weekly gain in smaller, feeder containerships filling the void left by larger east-west vessels now transiting around the Cape of Good Hope

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Extra due diligence begins for marine insurers and shipowners in Russia oil price cap crackdown

‘From what we understand, individual oil sales can be within the price cap even if media and other reports say otherwise,’ said Dan Tadros, the chief operating officer of American Club, the top P&I insurer of Russia-calling tankers

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Houthis using underwater drones in Red Sea says US military

Despite risk of escalation, military coalition providing ‘sophisticated, layered defence plus outstanding intelligence’ says retired UK commodore, that can ‘thwart attacks before they start’

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