Originally Released on 12 January 2017
North sea to Asia
4 VLCC’s were fixed on January for Hound Point-Asia voyages. This is the third time since January 2016 that 4 VLCC’s will load at Hound point:
- Maran Capricorn loaded approx. 2.1 MMbbls on Jan.7 and signaled Daesan as destination, ETA Feb.25.
- Athina loaded approx 600,000 barrels of Forties on Jan.9, according to draught. She is expected to load the rest of her cargo later this month before heading towards Ningbo, China. She is chartered by UNIPEC.
- New Triumph signaled Hound Point as destination, ETA Jan.10. She will be heading towards South Korea. She is chartered by SOCAR.
- Gener8 Neptune also signaled Hound Point ETA Jan.13. She is chartered by BP and will head towards South Korea.
- Below a list of vessels which are storing crude in the Norths Sea:
- Floating storage landscape has significantly changed over the last month. End-November 2016, we were showing around 18 vessels sitting in the North Sea without having signaled any destination. Today, we have identified 8 vessels:
US trade figures week-ending Jan.06:
- VLCC Awtad completed three reverse lightering operations at Galveston Offshore. She first received approx. 500,000 barrels from Cap Theodora which had loaded Maya crude at Cayo Arcas. Then, she received respectively 740,000 and 500,000 barrels from Eagle Texas and Eagle Kinarut, which both loaded US crude at Koch Ingleside, Corpus Christi. Awtad was fixed by BP and will deliver her cargo at Ningbo, ETA Feb.27.
- Lumen N delivered approx.350,000 barrels of US crude to Exxon Fawley. It is the first time that Fawley receives an US crude shipment. Below, Fawley’s slate since August 2016*: