U.S. sanctions on Iranian shipping resume

American sanctions on Iran took full effect once more on Monday, and the U.S. Treasury Department has published a new list of blacklisted Iranian entities. The government-owned Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) and the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) appear prominently, along with their vessels and subsidiaries.


U.S. senate votes to end shutdown

While the U.S. senate voted to end the current government shutdown, the proposed agreement is still pending a final approval from the House of Representatives.