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