Cosco Dalian Ocean Shipping Company


"The Treasury said it deleted COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian) Co from its sanctions list but continues to blacklist a second unit - COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian) Seaman & Ship Management Co Ltd." (Reuters, "U.S. pressure on Iran to continue despite lifting sanctions on China's COSCO unit, official says," 1/2/2020).


"On Sept. 25, the U.S. imposed sanctions on five Chinese individuals and two Chinese COSCO Shipping Corp subsidiaries, saying they had shipped Iranian crude oil in violation of the sanctions. Days later, 14 COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian) vessels, about one-third of its fleet, stopped sending location data from their automatic identification system (AIS) between Sept. 30 and Oct. 7, ship tracking data on Refinitiv Eikon showed." (Reuters, "U.S. 'deeply concerned' about untrackable China ships carrying Iran oil: officials," 10/16/2019).


"China's Cosco Dalian Ocean Shipping Company-owned Yuan Yang Hu had called at Kharg Island on May 23 in an unladen state and sailed out on May 24 after being loaded, according to Platts ship-tracking tool cTrack... An official at Dalian-based Cosco Dalian Ocean Shipping Company, when reached for comments Friday, said he was not sure what the vessel was doing." (Platts, "Chinese VLCC with European insurance cover again calls at Iran's Kharg Island," 5/31/2013)