Originally Released on 16 March 2017
- Gas Tigers, ETA 29-Mar.
- BW Boss, originally expected at Bonny Island Port, she changed her destination to Houston, ETA 3-Apr.
- Yuhsho, ETA 15-Apr.
- G. Forever, ETA 17-Apr.
RIL’s Ethane Opal who completed her first ethane cargo loading at Morgans Point, has signalled for Port Said, ETA 31-Mar. She is expected to pass Suez Canal to discharge her first ethane cargo at Dahej Chemicals later in mid-April.
4 VLGC’s have discharged or are expected to discharge at S. America in March, ex-Enterprise:
- Clipper Quito who discharged her cargo at Suape in Brazil and is now on her way to Houston, ETA 23-Mar.
- Yuricosmos who discharged her cargo at Quintero Gasmar in Chile and is now on her way to USGC, ETA 22-Mar.
- Clermont who is waiting in front of Chorrillo in Ecuador to discharge her cargo.
- BW Austria who is on her way to discharge her cargo at Suape in Brazil, ETA 18-Mar.
- After waiting for more than 2 months, Gas Beauty l is now performing a STS with Ocean Gas at Suez STS. Ocean Gas loaded its 45 Kt cargo at Yanbu earlier in March.
- After loading its 46 Kt cargo at Targa earlier in Feb, Spread Eagle is now performing a STS with Isis Gas.
After discharging at Stenungsund, Navigator Luga completed her first voyage and is now heading again to Ust-Luga, ETA 18-Mar. She has joined Sibur’s fleet to complete voyages from Ust-Luga until 2022.
After partial discharges at Le Harve and Flushing, Statoil’s VLGC Clipper Sirius headed to Brunsbuttel to discharge the rest of its propane cargo there 13-Mar, ex-Targa. This was be the first VLGC to make its way to Brunsbuttel.
11 VLGC’s are have discharged or are expected to discharge at Indonesia in March:
- 8 are from the ME and 1 each from WAF, USGC and NWE.
- 4 have discharged at Teluk Semangka, 1 each at Kalbut and Tanjong Uban. Another 3 are expected at Kalbut, 1 at Teluk Semangka and 1 to be specified at Indonesia.
In June, the Panama Canal completed an expansion to accommodate post-panamax vessels up to 366m long, 49m wide, and 15m deep, which allowed passage of VLGC’s typically used for carrying LPG.
- 100 vessels are VLGC’s (70K+ cm), 5 are Handy-size (15-31K cm) and 6 are SGC’s (0-14K cm).
- Japan holds the maximum import with 44%, followed by 35% for S. Korea, 17% for China and 3% for Taiwan.
- 13 vessels are VLGC’s (70K+ cm), 5 are MGC’s (32-49K cm) and 1 is Handy-size (15-31K cm).
- Ecuador holds the maximum import with 51%, followed by 45% for Chile, 7% for Peru and 2% for Uruguay.