Americas
This week we are witnessing 4 Ethane cargoes out of US:
Borealis’ Navigator Aurora, ex-Morgans Point, is heading to Stenungsund, ETA 9-Jan.

  • Ineos’ Js Ineos Insight, ex-Morgans Point, is heading to Rafnes, ETA 7-Jan.
  • Ineos’ Js Ineos Intrepid, ex-Marcus Hook, is heading to Grangemouth, ETA 7-Jan.
  • RIL’s Ethane Opal, ex-Morgans Point, is heading to Dahej, ETA 24-Jan.

Petredec’s Morston, ex-Enterprise, is currently waiting to cross the Panama Canal on her way to Chorrillo.
After 4 months of Break Bulk operation at Brisbane Anchorage, Trafigura’s Bw Njord finally discharged her cargo fully and is now heading to Panama Canal, ETA 12-Jan.
Corsair was fixed by Mabanaft to load a cargo out of Houston, ETA 4-Feb. The vessel is currently crossing the Malacca Strait, an indication of a voyage via the Cape of Good Hope.
Gas Leo -current itinerary Indian Ocean- updated her AIS signalling for Houston, ETA 28-Jan.

Europe
Glencore’s Bw Princess, ex-Freeport, is heading to Europe, ETA 9-Jan.

Asia

Gas Taurus is signalling for Westernport, ETA 5-Jan.
Pertamina’s Pertamina Gas 1 is currently loading a cargo at Asaluyeh for her next voyage to Indonesia.
OE’s Jia Yuan is currently loading at Bonython.

Africa
Total’s Bw Trader is heading to load at Soyo, ETA 31-Dec.
Chevron’s Hellas Glory is currently loading at Escravos, while Bw Mindoro is loading at Bonny.

Year ends with two new LPG Markets

As 2017 is coming to an end, the LPG Global market had a small surprise; with two countries joining the waterborne trade.
West of Suez, an LPG vessel arrived for the first time to Nicaragua, while on the other side of the world -East of Suez- Myanmar received its first waterborne LPG on December, 23.

Myanmar – Government efforts to provide LPG to Yangon households

On December 23, 2017, Nicaragua received its first waterborne LPG cargo from the vessel Senna 2 . Parami Energy Service Co has won the rental tender for the state Refinery in Thanlyin. The company is hiring a government-owned storage tank and jetty under a one-year contract. With its first cargo received in December, Parami Energy plans to distribute LPG for cooking. Its target is to distribute 4,000 tonnes of LPG to 150,000 families in Yangon.

Parami Energy is not the only local company interested in the LPG market. Last October, Elite Company has been granted permission to distribute LPG in Myanmar. Elite Company will start importing LPG as soon as the construction of its LPG storage tank and jetty at the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is complete. In addition, a third firm, APEX Co, already has a jetty and has recently been permitted to do business.

Nicaragua – LPG Vessel for the first time 

On December 22, 2017, Nicaragua received for the first time in its history an LPG cargo. Vitol’s Epic Curacao, discharged approximately 1.5 kt of LPG to the Miramar Plant, which is jointly owned by PDVSA (51%) and Petronic (49%).
Miramar Plant, which has three LPG storage spheres, is capable of supplying 50% of the country’s LPG consumption every month.
According to a government statement, Nicaragua aims to become one of the most important LPG centers in Central America.