Tankers

Foreign Maritime shipping companies knowingly support Iranian efforts to circumvent U.S. sanctions on export of crude oil, petroleum-based products and petrochemical products

Since the re-imposition of U.S sanctions on the export of Iranian oil, oil products and petrochemical export products, NITC and other Iranian companies from the maritime sector constantly and consistently finds ways to bypass the sanctions in order to continue exporting the said products and generate revenues.

Our Information indicates that five non-Iranian maritime transportation companies knowingly use the companies’ tankers to load and transport Iranian petroleum-based products and petrochemical products at Iranian ports, thus violating US sanctions.

Any government, company or individual being part of the supply chain or supporting the import of such products from Iran exposes itself to US sanctions and enforcement measures (including seizure warrant) , and if by doing so it uses deceptive/ fraudulent tactics it might also be in breach of domestic laws and Int'l Maritime Law

The Maritime shipping companies engaging in sanction breaching activities are: PetroVietnam Transportation Corporation, Taihua ship management, Truong Phat Loc, Aurum Marine Management Services P. LTD and Global Tankers Pvt. Ltd.

a. PetroVietnam Transportation Corporation (PVTrans)- A publicly traded company whose majority shareholder is state owned Vietnam Oil and Gas Group. This company knowingly transported Iranian petroleum-based products several times, using its tanker fleet. This fleet includes the following tankers:


b. Taihua ship management (TSM)- A Private Hong Kong based company operating a large fleet. This company knowingly transported Iranian petroleum-based products several times, using its tanker fleet. The following tankers owned by TSM transported Iranian petroleum-based products: TSM Alphecca, TSM Polaris and Taihua Glory.



c. Truong Phat Loc (TPL) shipping- A Vietnamese Tanker Company. This company knowingly transported Iranian petroleum-based products several times, using its tanker fleet. This fleet includes the following tankers:



Bill of Lading indicating that TPL shipping's tanker "Everrich 1" transported Iranian Petrochemical product (Xylene)



d. Aurum Marine Management Services P. LTD- An Indian based private tanker company. This company knowingly transported Iranian petroleum-based products several times, using its tanker fleet. The company also operates through an UAE company named Aurum ship management FZC. This fleet includes the following tankers:



Notice of readiness indicating that Aurum Marine Management’s tanker "Free Sea” Loaded Iranian fuel oil



e. Global Tankers Pvt. Ltd- An Indian based private tanker company. This company knowingly transported Iranian petroleum-based products several times, using its tanker fleet. This fleet includes the following tankers: