Diversions of the Week

Torben Spirit was intially heading into the Atlantic Ocean carrying a Sabine Pass-sourced cargo. She diverted on 8-October south after Cuba and has now crossed the Panama Canal.

Angola LNG’s Sonangol Sambizanga was heading towards South America with her Soyo-sourced cargo. She diverted on 9-October towards the Cape of Good Hope.

Initially expected to deliver her Skikda cargo to Sines, SONATRACH’s Cheikh Bouamama returned after crossing Gibraltar and delivered her cargo at Cartagena instead. According to the Port Authority sources, her next Algerian cargo will be delivered to Barcelona on 21-October.

Reloads of the Week

Statoil’s Arctic Discoverer loaded at Snohvit on 1-October and is now making her laden voyage towards Gate, ETA 12-October. Trafigura’s Hoegh Giant has now arrived at the terminal for reload. Meanwhile, Adam LNG is currently ballasting towards Gate for another re-export, ETA 24-October.

Total’s Arctic Lady re-exported a cargo at Fos Cavaou on 5-October. She completed her crossing of Suez Canal and is expected to deliver her cargo to Jebel Ali, ETA 18 October.

Engie’s Bw Gdf Suez Paris has completed her reload at Montoir on 11-October and is now headed towards Gibraltar with no clear destination.

Wilforce is now headed towards Cartagena, Spain to reload 140.000 m3, ETA 12-October. This will be the first reload from Spain this year.

At Grain, the second October cargo is expected to arrive aboard Qatargas’ Al Bahiya, ETA 14-October. Kpler analysts expect a reload at the terminal aboard Centrica’s Cool Voyager in the near future.

Main Highlights

After floating in Greece for 2 months loaded with Idku cargo, Engie’s Gaselys is expected to discharge in Dahej on 24-October.

According to AIS, Adgas’ Umm Al Ashtan is expected to deliver her cargo at Ruwais, ETA 15-October. This will be the second cargo delivered there this year.

BP’s Express loaded Ras Laffan on 8-October and is signaling Gwangyang as her destination, ETA 25-October. This would be the first Qatari cargo to land in Gwangyang.

NLNG’s LNG Abuja Ii lifted her first Bethioua cargo on 10-October and is now signalling for the Suez Canal.

BW GDF Suez Everett loaded at Atlantic LNG on 28-September and then was floating in the Caribbean Sea for 2 weeks. She has left and is now headed towards Gibraltar.

Expected to be stationed as a long-term FSRU in Argentina, newbuild vessel GNL Del Plata is coming out of the shipyard. She is currently heading towards Singapore.

China Imports

China has seen a 45% YoY increase of LNG imports for the months January to September 2017.