Originally Released on 27 April 2017
This week, we have 2 VLGC’s having passed or are expected to pass COGH to load at Houston:
- Oriental Energy’s Silvio to arrive at Houston by 12-May after completing her discharge at Beira STS & Petredec Mauritius.
- E1’s Gas Star to arrive at Houston by 21-May after her full discharge at Teluk Semangka.
Djanet is now on her way to deliver the second cargo at Suape by 4-May, ex-Bethioua. The same Sonatrach’s VLGC had delivered the first cargo from Algeria to Brazil since Sept-2016 earlier in April.
2 VLGC’s are expected to discharge at Quintero Port in Chile by early May, ex-US:
- Shell’s Secreto, ETA 29-Apr, ex-Enterprise.
- Trafigura’s Kortjik, ETA 1-May, ex-Freeport.
and Bw Malacca
are expected to load at Marcus Hook by the end of April. If completed by the end of April, Marcus Hook will witness an active month in April for the second month in a row.
DOW lifted the second cargo out of Marcus Hook with VLGC Cobra which was delivered to Terneuzen earlier in April. The first cargo was lifted out of Marcus Hook with the nominated vessel Aquamarine Progress who is now on her way to discharge at Far East by early May.
LGC Alrar has passed he Suez Canal to reach her destination at Mumbai Port, ex-Bethioua. She is expected to discharge her cargo via STS by the first half of May. The last cargo to be delivered to India via STS from Algeria was Apr-2016.
With 3 VLGC’s and 1 LGC completing their loadings out of the US and signalling for Europe, we finally witnessed an increase in the US exports to Europe in April after 3 consecutive monthly decreases since Dec-2016:
- Statoil’s Polar who is expected to discharge her cargo at Teesport by the end of today, ex-Targa.
- Bw Princess signalling for Flushing Port, ETA 30-Apr, ex-Freeport.
- Yuyo signalling for Tarragona, ETA 7-May, ex-Enterprise. After British Courage who is now discharging at Tarragona, she is the second VLGC cargo to be delivered to Spain in April, ex-Enterprise.
- Constitution signalling for Dortyol Port, ETA 11-May, ex-Nederland.
- It is also worth mentioning Petredec’s Gas Taurus who is expected to discharge her cargo in Egypt, ETA 6-May, ex-Enterprise.
below: US exports to Europe in April by destination installations
After completing her load at Bethioua, Levant is expected to cross the Suez Canal to her destination, ETA 1-May. Her exact destination is yet to be confirmed.
After her partial load at Oso, Monsoon headed to Lomé Anchorage to complete her loading via STS with Vitol’s Bw Gemini who also loaded partially earlier at the same terminal.
above: Monsoon’s route
3 VLGC’s have signaled to load at WAF in the upcoming days:
- Yuyo Spirits, originally signaled for Bonny, she changed her destination to Soyo, ETA 3-May.
- Hellas Glory to load at Escravos, ETA 11-May.
- Bw Empress, signaled for Luanda by the end of April, her exact destination is yet to be confirmed.
After her partial discharge at St. Thomas Anchorage, Glencore’s Bw Boss
is now at Lomé Anchorage to complete her discharge via STS, ex-Enterprise.
5 VLGC’s have completed their loading at WAF in April:
- Bw Cedar, loaded at Bonny and did a partial discharge at Tema Anchorage and is expected at SGP Area by 29-Apr.
- Clipper Star, loaded at Escravos and is expected at SGP Area by 29-Apr.
- Cheyenne, loaded at Bonny and is expected at SGP Area by 12-May.
- Pampero, loaded at Soyo and is expected at Chiba Area by 19-May.
- Cresques, loaded at Escravos and is expected at SGP Area by 17-May.
4 VLGC’s are discharging or will discharge in Indonesia in the upcoming days:
- Petredec’s Yamabuki who is now discharging her cargo at Teluk Semangka, ex-Ras Laffan & Sitra.
- Petredec’s Ayame who is expected to discharge her cargo at Tanjong Uban by 29-Apr, ex-Al Ruwais.
- Shell’s Hellas Sparta who is expected to discharge her cargo at Teluk Semangka by 3-May, ex-Nederland.
- Petredec’s Gas Friend who is expected to discharge her cargo at Kalbut by 6-May, ex-Ras Tanura.
After completing a full discharge at Nansha, ex-Ras Tanura, Bw Sakura is now expected to load at Tanjong Uban under Petronas according to the market which is yet to be confirmed by her AIS Signal.
Except for Hellas Sparta, 2 more VLGC’s are heading to Asia through COGH, ex-US:
- Shell’s Shahrastani, expected at Male Anchorage, ETA 17-May, ex-Enterprise.
- Shell’s Hellas Gladiator who is expected at SGP Area by 4-May, ex-Nederland.
After discharging her cargo via STS at Mumbai Anchorage, ex-Kaarstoe LPG, Statoil’s Clipper Sirius
is now heading to reload at Persian Gulf by early May, her exact destination is yet to be confirmed.
has signaled for Male, ex-Nederland. Shell’s VLGC is expected to discharge her cargo via STS at Male Anchorage by the second half of May.
S. America Exports: Continue to Decrease since Dec-2016
With a total of 270 Kt (including the intra-flows) S. America experienced a decrease in the loadings for the 5th month in a row. Venezuela decreased to 68.5 Kt from 104 Kt to give its first place to Brazil with a total of 111 Kt.
below: S. America exports by destination countries
Originally Released on 20 April 2017
and Ns Frontier
are performing a STS at Cristobal Anchorage
now. Bw Var
loaded her cargo earlier in April at Nederland.
Petredec’s Ernest N
completed her loading at Chesapeake
& Marcus Hook
. She is the first LGC to find her way at Chesapeake and is expected to cross Cristobal Anchorage by 26-Apr to reach her destination. It is also worth mentioning Bw Malacca
who is expected to load at Marcus Hook by 26-Apr under Sunoco.
After spending an entire week at Targa
due to port inspection, Mistral
finally completed her loading and left the port on 20-Apr. She will pass by the Cristobal Anchorage
by 25-Apr on the way to her destination.
2 VLGC’s and 1 LGC are heading to discharge their cargoes in Europe, ex-US:
- Statoil’s Clipper Sun signalling for Antwerp Port, ETA 25-Apr, ex-Enterprise.
- Bw Princess signalling for Flushing Port, ETA 30-Apr, ex-Freeport.
- Statoil’s Polar signalling for Flushing Port, ETA 26-Apr, ex-Targa.
Waregem is now heading to discharge her cargo in Morocco, ex-Pajaritos. Trafigura’s vessel is expected in Mohammedia by 27-Apr.
After loading at Suez via performing a STS with Ocean Gas, Gas Beauty l carried on to discharge partially via another STS at Suez. She then headed to Wadi Feiran to discharge the rest of her cargo.
After completing a partial discharge at Sines, Clipper Moon headed to Dakar Anchorage to discharge the rest of her cargo via STS with Surville. She is now on her way to load at Houston, ETA 3-May.
above: Clipper Moon’s route
Petredec’s Emilius who joined the fleet at the end of March, has completed her first loading via STS at Nipah Anchorage with Petredec’s Gas Power.
Siamgas’ VLGC Everrich 8 discharged her cargo via STS at Sriracha with another VLGC under Siamgas, Ming Zhu, ex-Asaluyeh. She is now returning to Persian Gulf to reload.
Hellas Sparta is passing Cape of Good Hope to reach her destination at Teluk Semangka, ETA 3-May. Shell’s VLGC loaded her 46 Kt cargo at Nederland earlier at the end of March.
RIL’s Cumbria is now floating in front of Pipavav to discharge her cargo, ex-Jamnagar Sikka. According to the market, the discharge will end her last voyage as Eastern Pacific has sold her to be scrapped afterwards.
Originally signaled for Balbao Anchorage, Gas Summit and Oriental Queen changed destination and are now heading to Persian Gulf to load at Ras Tanura and Ras Laffan respectively, to later discharge in India under BPCL.
Originally expected to pick up her cargo at Houston under Petredec, Gas Taurus changed her destination and is now waiting at SGP area. Her exact destination is yet to be confirmed.
India Imports: Highest ever in March
With a series of government initiatives to increase LPG penetration in the rural areas as part of the clean fuel drive, along with the growth in transport demand and air travel, India has continuously witnessed increase in LPG imports since the beginning of 2017. With 1,18 Mt of imports, March reached a new level record for India LPG imports. (April’s imports number is a subject to change as the figures are collected on 20-Apr.)
below: India Monthly Imports by Origin Countries
Originally Released on 13 April 2017
This week, 2 VLGC’s are expected to load their cargoes in Houston via Cape of Good Hope
2 vessels have joined the ethane fleet by starting their first voyages towards the Panama Canal to later load at Morgans Point:
Originally signalling for Persian Gulf, Kikyo is fixed by IOC to pick up a 44 Kt lpg cargo from Yanbu to later discharge it in India, ETA 30-Apr.
Gas Stella has started her first voyage by signalling for Yanbu port. E1’s VLGC is expected to load her 46 Kt cargo at Yanbu by 19-Apr.
After a few months delay, Borealis fixed Navigator Neptune who will deliver her 12 Kt ethane cargo at Stenungsund, ex-Morgans Point, ETA 16-Apr.
SHV and Statoil switched their nominated vessels so that Statoil’s Gas Legacy loaded at Kalundborg instead of Tees and is now discharging at Antwerp and SHV’s Luke loaded at Tees to discharge it later at Brest.
5 VLGC’s have or are expected to pass the Suez Canal to discharge their cargoes at their destinations:
- Petredec’s Clipper Quito to pass the Suez Canal by 14-Apr, ex-Enterprise. She is expected to discharge at Wadi Feiran by mid-Apr.
- Statoil’s Passat to pass the Suez Canal by 15-Apr, ex-Kaarstoe. Her exact destination is yet to be confirmed.
- Astomos’ Nadeshiko Gas to pass the Suez Canal by 15-Apr, ex-Bethioua. Her exact destination is yet to be confirmed.
- Statoil’s Clipper Sirius who passed the Suez Canal to discharge her cargo at Mumbai Port, ETA 20-Apr.
- British Councillor who was originally expected to load in WAF under Vitol, but changed her destination and loaded at Bethioua. She just passed the Suez Canal to discharge her cargo in the Far East, ETA early-May.
In addition to Passat
and Clipper Sirius
, Statoil picked up 1 other VLGC and 1 LGC cargo from Norway in the past few days:
- Bw Aries,now heading to Turkey after completing her loading at Kaarstoe, ETA 22-Apr.
- Clipper Jupiter, now heading to Antwerp Port after completing her loading at Mongstad. she is expected by the end of today.
- It is also worth mentioning Shell’s Spread Eagle who is expected to complete her load at Kaarstoe by tomorrow after partial load at Hammerfest.
After being loaded via STS with Ocean Gas, Gas Beauty l did a partial discharge via STS and is now heading to discharge the rest of her cargo at Wadi Feiran, ETA 14-Apr.
After loading at Bethioua, Gas Spirit l is now waiting at Alexandria Anchorage to discharge her cargo at Alexandria or via STS.
2 VLGC’s are currently heading to discharge their cargoes in Europe, ex-US:
- DOW’s British Courage discharge at Tarragona, ex-Enterprise, ETA 17-Apr.
- Sunoco’s Cobra to discharge at Terneuzen, ex-Marcus Hook, ETA 19-Apr.
Originally heading to Aruba, Nisyros changed her destination to Europe. She is expected at Las Palmas by 17-Apr before her exact destination is signaled.
above: Nisyros’ diversion
4 VLGC’s are on their way to load in WAF in the upcoming days:
- Vitol’s Bw Gemini to load at Sanha, ETA 13-Apr.
- Chevron’s Cresques to load at Escravos, ETA 19-Apr.
- BP’s Pampero to load at Soyo, ETA 19-Apr.
- Yuyo Spirits who has signaled for Bonny Island Port, ETA 4-May.
After completing her load at Bioko, Vitol’s Jenny N
headed to Vietnam to discharge most of her cargo at Cai Mep. She is now heading to Balbao Anchorage after completing her discharge in Philippines at Calaca.
After completing her load at Kaarstoe, Statoil’s Clipper Sirius
crossed the Suez Canal to reach her destination Mumbai port, ETA 20-Apr. She will be the first VLGC ever to find her way in India, ex-Norway.
6 VLGC’s are expected to discharge in Indonesia by April and early May:
- Galaxy River to discharge at Teluk Semangka, ex-Al Ruwais, ETA 13-Apr.
- Petrogas’ Lavender Passage to discharge at Kalbut, ex-Ferndale, ETA 15-Apr.
- She’ll Iris Glory to discharge at Kalbut, ex- Ras Laffan, ETA 15-Apr.
- E1’s Gas Star to discharge at Teluk Semangka, ex-Al Ruwais, ETA 17-Apr.
- G. Commander to discharge at Kalbut, ex-Mina al-Ahmadi, ETA 19-Apr.
- Shell’s Hellas Sparta to discharge at Teluk Semangka, ex-Nederland, ETA 3-May.
Crystal Marine is now on her way to load at Westernport. Astomos’ VLGC is expected to reach this Australian terminal by the end of today.
Itochu’s Fountain River completed her loading at Tanjung Sulong and is now heading to discharge at her destination which is yet to be confirmed.
After doing a partial discharge in Japan, Vitol’s Challenger is now heading to Cai Mep to discharge the rest of her cargo, ETA 16-Apr.
New Builds Focus
We are seeing some new builds being added to the fleet since March:
- Gas Wisdom (84,000 cbm), TC under Gyxis until Apr-2024. She is currently heading towards the Middle East.
- Gas Stella (83,000 cbm), fixed by E1 since the beginning of Apr for a voyage from Yanbu, ETA 19-Apr.
- Quebec (38,000 cbm), expected to load at Houston by the end of May.
- Sahara Gas (38,000 cbm), expected to load at Marcus Hook Port by the end of Apr.
- Africa Gas (38,000 cbm), just completed her voyage by discharging at Tema.
- Ethane Topaz (87,000 cbm), expected to lift her first ethane cargo for RIL at Morgans Point, ETA 10-May.
- Ethane Sapphire (87,000 cbm), expected to lift her frstt ethane cargo for RIL at Morgans Point, ETA 23-Apr.
- Ethane Opal (87,000 cbm), waiting in front of Dahej Port now to deliver her ethane cargo, ex-Morgans Point.
- Js Ineos Independence (28,000 cbm), expected to lift her frist ethane cargo fro Ineos at Morgans Point, ETA 17-Apr.
- Js Ineos Intuition (27,566 cbm), expected to lift her first ethane cargo fro Ineos at Morgans Point, ETA 8-May.
- Navigator Yauza (22,000), TC under Sibur until Apr-2022. She is currently heading towards the Suez Canal.
US Exports: Panama vs. Non-Panama VLGC Transits
Since completion of Panama Canal Expansion, out of 303 cargoes who have exported LPG out of the US since Sept-2016:
- 164 have passed via Panama Canal to reach their destinations.
- 139 have delivered their cargoes without passing the Panama Canal.
below: number of VLGC’s via Panama Canal and Non-Panama Canal out of the US since Sept-2016
Originally Released on 6 April 2017
This week Geogas’ Pointis
passed Cape of Good Hope
to load her cargo in Houston, ETA 16-Apr.
Js Ineos Independence
started her first voyage by signalling for Panama Canal, ETA 10-Apr. She will be joining Ineos fleet for loading ethane.
After discharging her 48 Kt ethane cargo at Dahej Port
, RIL’s Ethane Pearl
passed Suez Canal and is now on her way to reload at Morgans Point
, ETA 23-Apr.
With total of 500 Kt (+ 77%) exports in March, Bethioua reached the highest level of exports since November 2016. France holds the highest share with 21% being delivered to Lavera, followed by Morocco and Spain with 16% and 13% respectively.
below: Bethioua exports in March by destination countries
Originally expected in Houston under Glencore, BW Cedar
loaded her cargo at Bonny. She is now waiting in font of Tema
to discharge her 44 Kt cargo.
has signaled for Mombasa Port
, ex-Kharg Island. Glencore’s LGC is expected there by 9-Apr.
Geogas’ Navigator Mars loaded her cargo at Kwinana. This is the first loading at this terminal in 2017.
Handy-size vessel, Emilius has joined Petredec’s fleet by starting to move towards Singapore. She will be available at SGP Area 7-Apr.
After completing her discharge at Far East, ex-Enterprise, Fountain River is now heading to load at Tanjung Sulong, ETA 7-Apr.
Morgans Point Ethane Exports Focus
With Ethane Opal joining RIL’s fleet, Morgans point experienced quite and active month and exported 349,680 cm of ethane in March. This is the highest level of export for this installation since it was commissioned on 1-Sep 2016.
It is also worth mentioning Ethane Sapphire who joined RIL’s fleet by starting her first voyage to load at Morgans Point, ETA 23-Apr.
above: March ethane liftings out of Enterprise’s southern installation
US Propane Exports Decrease
Recorded 905 kbd, this week was quite low for the US propane exports. Several factors could have contributed to the decrease, including the drop in freight market pricing leading to less stream of VLGC’s.
above: US seaborne exports
Originally Released on 30 March 2017
Engie is chartering its first vessel to pick up a 46 Kt cargo out of Houston
, ETA mid-Apr. The nominated vessel is BW Magellan
The fifth VLGC to join RIL’s fleet Ethane Sapphire, is heading off towards Panama Canal, ETA 17-Apr. The market expects her to load her 48 Kt ethane cargo at Morgans Point by the end of April.
S.America’s imports in March recorded to be 374 Kt (+ 62%) which is the highest since Aug. 2016. Brazil has the highest share with more than 50% of the imports, followed by Chile and Ecuador with 23% and 17% of share respectively.
above: S. America imports in March by destination countries
Presently shell’s Sea Bird
is heading to Quintero Port, ETA 6-Apr and Itochu’s Oriental Jubilee
is on her way to Suape, ETA 11-Apr. Petredec’s Ronald N
who is on her way to load at Houston is also expected to discharge her cargo at Chorrillo, ETA 11-Apr.
Sahara Gas left S. Korea to start her first voyage signalling for Marcus Hook, ETA 25-Apr. Africa Gas who had started her voyage earlier in Feb. is now discharging at Abidjan. Both MGC’s are acquisitions of West Africa Gas Limited, a Joint Venture of NNPC and Sahara Group.
With total of 130 Kt exports in March, Marcus Hook reached the highest level of exports since July 2016.
below: Marcus Hook exports in March by destination countries
1 VLGC & LGC and 2 MGC’s are expected to discharge at NWE, ex-US:
- Statoil’s BW Aries to discharge at Flushing on 2-Apr, ex-Enterprise.
- Clipper Moon to discharge at Sines on 9-Apr, ex-Targa.
- Shell’s Essex to discharge at Terneuzen on 30-Mar, ex-Marcus Hook.
- Geogas’ Kent who is discharging at Lavera now, ex-Marcus Hook.
- Shell’s NS Frontier who is will load at Nederland early Apr. is also expected to discharge her cargo at Rotterdam, ETA H2-Apr, based on port authorities.
This week 3 VLGC’s signaled to load at WAF
in the upcoming days:
- BP’s Pampero to load at Soyo, ETA 19-Apr.
- Total’s Cheyenne to load at Bonny Island Port, ETA 13-Apr.
- Glencore’s BW Loyalty to load at Bioko, ETA 30-Mar. She is already partially full after performing a STS with Clipper Odin at Lomé Anchorage on 25-Mar.
- It is also worth mentioning Cresques who is expected to load at Escravos under Chevron after discharging her cargo at Suape and BW Gemini who is expected to load at Sanha around the end of Apr under Vitol. Both voyages are yet to be confirmed by their AIS signal.
VLGC Transits via STS
BP’s VLGC Caravelle is expected to load at NWS, ETA early Apr. She will be heading Far East afterwards to discharge her cargo.
BW Empress is on her way to discharge her 43 Kt cargo in Australia. P66’s VLGC loaded at Freeport earlier on 1-Mar. Her exact discharge installation is yet to be confirmed.
LGC Transits via STS
US Exports to Europe: Continue to Decrease
A total amount of 213 Kt LPG is heading to Europe from the US in March
- France held the biggest share with 53%, followed by Portugal 26%, Belgium and the Netherlands with 11% and 9% respectively.
Despite the noticeable increase in exports to France compared to last month, March witnessed another decrease in the US exports to Europe to make it lower for the fourth month in a row.
Originally Released on 23 March 2017
This week Shell’s Shahrastani passed Cape of Good Hope to load her cargo at Nederland, ETA 9-Apr.
DOW will lift a 46 Kt cargo out of Marcus Hook on 25-Mar, destination N Sea-Med. The nominated vessel is Aquamarine Progress.
After loading at Bethioua, Djanet is now heading to discharge her 45 Kt cargo at Suape. This will be the first VLGC for Bethioua to receive since Aug. 2015.
2 VLGC’s have signaled to discharge their cargoes in S. America by the end of March, ex-Targa:
- Trafigura’s Kortrijk who is on her way to discharge her cargo at Quintero Port in Chile, ETA 27-Mar.
- Shell’s Cresques who is on her way to discharge her cargo at Suape in Brazil ETA 29-Mar.
After passing the Suez Canal, Statoil’s Passat is now heading to Norway to load her cargo at Kaarstoe, ETA 31-Mar. She is expected to discharge at the Far East later in April, according to the market.
4 vessels have signaled to discharge their cargo at Mohammedia by the end of March. If completed as planned, the discharges will make March quite an active one for Morroco:
2 VLGC’s and 1 MGC are expected to discharge at NWE:
- Shell’s Essex is now on her way to discharge her cargo at Terneuzen, ETA 30-Mar, ex-Marcus Hook.
- Statoil’s BW Aries has signaled for Gibraltar, ETA 30-Mar, ex-Enterprise. Her exact destination is yet to be confirmed.
- Shell’s NS Frontier is expected to discharge at Rotterdam after loading her cargo at Nederland, ETA 19-Apr.
Originally signalling for Ras Tanura, Astomos’ Nadeshiko Gas is now on her way to pass the Suez Canal to load her 43 Kt cargo at Arzew Port, ETA 3-Apr.
Shell and Statoil switched their nominated vessels so that Statoil’s Gas Legacy will load at Kalundborg instead of Fredericia by 26-Mar and Shell’s B Gas Summit is now loading her cargo at Fredericia.
Originally signalling for WAF, BW Odin is now heading to load her cargo at Persian Gulf, ETA early Apr. She is fixed by an Indian major to discharge her cargo at India.
Chevron will load 3 VLGC cargoes out of WAF by the end of March:
Silvio has signaled for Petredec Mauritius, ETA 4-Apr, ex-Enterprise. Oriental Energy’s VLGC will be the first VLGC to discharge at this terminal since Aug. 2015.
Astomos’ Kobai picked up a partial cargo at Namikata and is now discharging at Bataan to complete a reexport from Japan.
VLGC G. Commander performed a STS at Nipah Anchorage to transfer her cargo to Providence, ex-Al Ruwais. Providence is now heading to Far East to discharge her cargo at China, ETA 29-Mar.
This week continued to be an active one for Mumbai Anchorage with several STS’s being completed, including two VLGC transits: Sun Aries – Galaxy River, Sun Aries – BW Birch.
Pacific Ocean Voyages
24 loaded vessels are currently heading west across the Pacific Ocean toward Asia:
- 14 are from Enterprise, 4 from Freeport and 3 each from Nederland and Targa.
- Of those with specified destinations, 16 are heading to Japan, 7 to China and 1 to S. Korea.
below: Loaded vessels crossing the Pacific toward Far East:
above: Loaded vessels based on origin installations:
above: Loaded vessels based on destination countries:
Originally Released on 16 March 2017
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:
is witnessing two STS’s now:
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.
Geogas’ VLGC Champlain did a partial discharge at Antwerp Gas Terminal and is now at Sines to discharge the rest of her 46 Kt propane cargo, ex-Marcus Hook.
Statoil’s Hellas Fos is on her way to pass the Suez Canal by 18-Mar. According to the market, she is expected in Asia, ex-Mongstad.
After discharging her 46 kt propane cargo at Asia, ex-Targa, VLGC Passat has signaled for the Suez Canal. Glencore’s vessel is expected to pass there by 20-Mar.
Mumbai Anchorage experienced an active with 3 VLGC’s doing several STS’s each: BW Birch, Sun Aries and Lucina Providence.
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.
above: Voyages to Indonesia in March
Neo-Panamax LPG Transits
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.
above: Comparison between panamax and post-panamax vessel size
Kpler has recorded 131 vessels passing via Panama Canal to Far East Asia, S. america and Oceania since 22-Aug.
Out of 111 vessels that have been to Asia
- 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.
Out of 19
vessels that have been to S. America
- 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.
Oceania has had only one voyage, BW Mindoro who loaded her 46 Kt propane cargo at Enterprise and is now waiting at Brisbane Anchorage to discharge her cargo at Brisbane.