JS Ineos Insight was originally expected to load the first ethane cargo at Enterprise’s Morgans Point terminal in Houston on 1-Aug. However, the loading was delayed due to maintenance work, and the vessel is now headed for Marcus Hook, ETA 8-Aug.
Statoil’s BW Aries loaded in Kaarstoe 27-Jul and has arrived at the anchorage at Ceuta near Gibraltar for STS operations. Fellow VLGC Sirocco has ballasted into the anchorage after completing a voyage in Asia.
After discharging in Quintero, VLGC BW Tucana is now signaling for Jose in Venezuela, where only handysize vessels and smaller are seen loading, ETA 15-Aug.
- Progress loaded via STS with BW Carina on 27-Jul. at Nipah Anch.
- Berge Nantong loaded via STS operations at Nipah Anch. on 7-Jul, and 16-Jul.
- Promise also loaded via STS at Nipah Anch. on 11-Jul.
- Gas Diana finished loading partial cargoes in Sitra and Al Ruwais on 17-Jul. Her AIS is signaling for Japan, but she has recently come to a halt after passing through the Singapore Strait.
- Constellation loaded in Enterprise on 24-May and has been sitting outside of Ningbo since 9-Jul.
- Lubara loaded in Bethioua on 27-Jun and was last seen floating just south of Taiwan. Her last AIS was emitted on 27-Jul.
Vessels Waiting for Order
- Malacca Strait
- Galle Anchorage
- Khor Fakkan/Fujairah Anchorage
- Hellas Hercules has been drifting just south of Madagascar awaiting further orders since 22-Jul. She had previously signaled a load at Escravos, ETA 31-Jul.
- Jenny N has been sitting outside Houston since 23-Jul.
- The end of Week 31 is one day away, and there have been no large cargoes loaded out of Targa.
- The last large cargo was loaded on board Nieto’s MGC Eagle Ford Lady on 28-Jul.
- Petrobras’s Galaxy River was the last VLGC at the terminal- she completed loading her cargo on 25-Jul.
- July was the second lowest month in terms of exports at Targa at 343 kt, following the 291ktexported in April.
- Enterprise exported 829 kt of LPG in July, making it the lowest month at the terminal this year to date.
- Of the total July exports, 43% are sailing Far East, 41% are headed for or have landed in LatAm/Carib., and 16% are on their way to Europe.