This week we are witnessing 4 Ethane cargoes out of US:

  • RIL’s Ethane Crystal, ex-Morgans Point, is heading to Dahej, ETA 29-Jan.
  • Ineos’ JS Ineos Ingenuity, ex-Marcus Hook, is heading to Rafnes, ETA 20-Jan.
  • Ineos’ JS Ineos Inspiration, ex-Morgans Point, is heading to Rafnes, ETA 14-Jan.
  • Braskem’s Navigator Orion, ex-Morgans Point, is heading to discharge her 2nd Ethane cargo at Aratu.

Petredec’s Yamabuki is signalling for Bahia Blanca, 10-Jan. Given her size, she is expected to receive a partial cargo of 70-30 (propane-butane).

We are witnessing 3 VLGCs out of US to Europe:

  • Shell’s Shergar, ex-Targa, is expected at Sines to discharge part of her cargo, ETA 10-Jan.
  • SHV’s Pacific Dongying, ex-Nederland, is heading to Lavera, ETA 16-Jan.
  • DOW’s Bw Frigg, ex-Enterprise, is expected at Terneuzen by 14-Jan.

SK Gas’ Bw Carina, ex-Al Ruwais, is expected at Teluk Semangka by 5-Jan.

Middle East
After 4 months of STS at Nipah Anchorage, Petredec’s Manifesto is signalling to load at Ras Laffan, ETA 12-Jan.

Bw Pine is crossing the Indian Ocean and heading to load at Soyo, ETA 17-Jan.

Pacific Ocean Voyages on the rise

At the end of 2017, VLGCs out of US are showing a preference for the short route to Asia via the Panama Canal. Kpler data reveal that the average of 3 vessels per week heading to FE via the Cape of Good Hope, which was observed over the last months, has started to cease.