Tag Archives | Marine Management Services (MMS)

‘Settlement Agreed’ in Oil Shipping Case

By John Lee. A Greek shipping company has reportedly agreed to settle with Baghdad over its role in the export of crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan, which Baghdad regards as illegal. Last September, the federal government in Baghdad filed a $300-million lawsuit against Marine Management Services (MMS), and subsequently banned three of its oil tankers from […]

Iraq Bans KRG Tankers

By John Lee. Platts reports that Iraq has banned three oil tankers from loading at its oil terminals. in response to direct exports of crude by the Kurdistan Regional Government over the objections of Baghdad, shipping market sources said Friday. The United Carrier (pictured), the United Dynamic and the Nautilus have previously transported crude on […]

Iraq Sues Shipping Firm for “Illegal” Kurdish Exports

By John Lee. Iraq has taken legal action against Greece’s Marine Management Services (MMS) over its role in the export of crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan, which Baghdad regards as illegal. The tanker concerned, the Marshall Islands-flagged United Kalavrvta (pictured), is still said to be fully laden off the coast of Texas, carrying $100m worth […]