Report: Stolt-Nielsen facing new U.S. investigation
Stolt-Nielsen, the major European tanker shipping operator, is facing a U.S. probe into alleged actions to circumvent trade embargoes on Iran, Sudan and other nations, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
Richard Lemanski, a spokesman for the company, said he could not comment on the report because of ongoing proceedings.
However, Lemanski said last year, Stolt-Nielsen informed the Treasury Department it has a policy of not trading with countries banned by the Office of Foreign Assets Control.
The Office of Foreign Assets Control is an arm of the Treasury responsible for administering and enforcing economic and trade sanctions against targeted foreign countries, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, and those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
In February, the U.S. Justice Department started an investigation into Stolt-Nielsen about illegal competition practices among European chemical tanker shipping companies.