Chengda Ship Management is involved in smuggling Iranian oil. Chengda Ship Management is being controlled by the Shanghai Xinchi Petrochemical Company;
In January, Indonesia seized two supertankers that were transferring Iranian oil at sea. One of the vessels, MT Horse, was Iranian-flagged and crewed by Iranian nationals. The other, MT Freya, was Panamanian, crewed by Chinese seamen, and managed by Shanghai Future Ship Management Co, a subsidiary of yet another Shanghai-based maritime firm called Chengda;
The Freya’s manager, Shanghai Future Ship Management Co. Ltd, does not appear on Chinese corporate records, but its listed address on corporate records matches that of Chengda Ship Management Co. Ltd;
Corporate records show that Chengda Ship Management also shares identifier information with Shanghai Prosperity Ship Management and Shanghai Xinchi Petrochemical Co., Ltd., a company whose beneficial owners and an executive were sanctioned at the same time as COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian) Seaman for engaging in oil transactions with Iran. The sanctioned individuals left their positions at the Xinchi Petrochemical around the time of the designation, records show;
Profits from oil sales support the IRGC’s full range of nefarious activities, including the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery, support for terrorism, and a variety of human rights abuses, at home and abroad;
According to the U.S. Treasury Department – Individuals and entities engaged in certain transactions involving petroleum or petroleum products from Iran or certain Iran-related persons on the SDN List should be aware that engaging in such conduct may result in designation or other sanctions under U.S. sanctions authorities unless an exception applies. Those who knowingly engage in significant transactions for the purchase, acquisition, sale, transport, or marketing of petroleum or petroleum products from Iran — or knowingly provide significant support to an Iranian person on OFAC’s List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN List), such as the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC), and the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) — are at serious risk of being targeted by the United States for sanctions, regardless of the location or nationality of those engaging in such activities. Further, persons providing bunkering services to vessels transporting petroleum or petroleum products from Iran risk being subject to sanctions unless an applicable waiver or exception applies.The United States continues to take strong action to deny the Government of Iran funds derived from the illicit exportation of petroleum or petroleum products from Iran;
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Shanghai Chengda Ship Management Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Chengda Ship Management Company
Shanghai Chengda Ship Management Company Ltd.
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