Shipowner Euronav sees freight rate recovery later in 2021 after challenging Q1**Freight rates likely to spike in H2 2021 **Illicit trade in Iranian, Venezuelan crude deferring scrapping **Dual fuel vessels on order ahead of IMO climate goals
Singapore to ban ship crew changes with India, neighboring countries travel history**Prohibition effective May 7, 23:59 hours local time **Ban comes amid spike in COVID-19 cases in India
FUJAIRAH DATA: Oil product stocks climb to 2021 high on signs of slowing exportsFuel oils dominated shipments last month at 260,000 b/d.
DUTCH DATA: LNG Rotterdam Q1 bunker sales soared on year**Sales of 0.5%S FO increased 3% on year **LNG could reach 14.5 million mt/y in 2030: S&P Global Platts Analytics
Maersk sees Q1 strength persisting through year; plans container purchases**Bunker costs look set to rise, trimming profitability **Company purchasing more containers to boost reliability