Shell’s Aurora Taurus, who has already discharged a partial cargo in Ningbo, was originally set to discharge the remainder of her cargo in Jiaxing. The cargo was eventually cancelled, and the vessel sat outside the port for 5 days. She is now headed north and is expected by the port of PyeongTaek at SK Gas’s erminal ETA 15-Apr.
Geogas’s Kent loaded 19kt of propane in Targa and is expected by the port of Le Havre ETA 21-Apr. This is the terminal’s first U.S. cargo this year.
Glencore’s Navigator Neptune loaded in Taman and is expected by the port of Mombasa ETA 19-Apr. She is the 2nd vessel above 20k cbm to load at the terminal this year.
Several new builds are headed to load their maiden cargoes:
- Caravelle: Currently loading at Enterprise 46kt of Propane
- Shahrastani: Nederland ETA 16-Apr
- Aurora Balder: Enterprise ETA 27-Apr
- Silvio: Nederland ETA 1-May (this is her first full cargo; she has already loaded a 15kt cargo via STS, which she discharged in Haldia).
- Hellas Sparta: Nederland ETA 5-May
- Middle East:
Fantala, a category 3 tropical storm that is forecasted to escalate into category 4, is in the Indian Ocean near Madagascar and is headed toward E. Africa:
The Indian terminal in Haldia usually imports mixed cargoes, but has recently begun importing butane-only cargoes:
Data from our Excel API shows that the U.S. has experienced a consistent month-to-month increase in exports over Q1, as seen in the chart below (the Apr. 2016 figure also includes expected cargoes known from vessel AIS or from the market).