Lloyds List Intelligence has issued a report which looks at the global scale of the operations that transport and exchange illicit commodities through a network of vessels using similar playbook tactics to evade detection. It says that data shows how large and impactful the problem is today – and that it’s growing and evolving. It says that analysing the deceptive and evasive practices deployed by a subterfuge fleet of about 160 tankers shipping USsanctioned Venezuelan and Iranian energy commodities can provide invaluable insight for those who need to track and trace suspicious vessels and cargo.
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