Huge tanker queues in Venezuela

Delays at a key Venezuelan crude loading port are seeing tankers strung out all the way to the island of Curacao, Reuters reports.

Some 70 tankers were anchored around state-run PDVSA’s ports in Venezuela and the Caribbean as of yesterday evening with the worst delays experienced at the port of Jose.

Broken down equipment at ports is being blamed for the delays.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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