This week, the spectre of an anti-corruption probe looms over the Chinese ship leasing sector and the buyer of BP’s product tankers is revealed; and we explore why the LNG product market is a tight fit and visions of shipping’s future.

The details are murky, yet Chinese anti-corruption authorities appear to be continuing and expanding existing probes into ship leasing firms, with new arrests added to those TradeWinds reported earlier this year. Minsheng Financial Leasing’s head of shipping was dismissed and is understood to be in custody over “discipline violations” and the head of shipping for Bank of Communications Financial Leasing Fang Xiuzhi was also reportedly taken away from his office.