Kpler LPG Interesting Moves


9 vessels with US-sourced LPG are currently headed towards Europe. Among other reasons, these cargoes gave preference to Europe instead of doing their regular deliveries to the Far East due to the upcoming Chinese New Year (that fell on February 16) and therefore traditionally lower interest from Chinese buyers during this period.

Kpler LNG (Interesting Moves)

Market Highlights 

GasPort LNG received only one cargo since the start-up due to ongoing issues at the terminal. Several vessels diverted from the port in the past month. Shell’s Gaslog Greece loaded at Sabine Pass on 10-November and was expected to discharge on 7-December. Statoil’s Arctic Aurora loaded at Snohvit on 22-November and was initially scheduled for GasPort, but the vessel delivered to Dahej on 14-December. Soyo lifted a cargo at Soyo on 23-November and instead of GasPort, discharged at Dahej on 20-December.

Kpler LPG (Hit to Grangemouth LPG Exports)


This week we are not witnessing any vessel heading to FE via the Cape of Good Hope. After 6 months of STS between Panama and Chorillo, Petredec’s Morston has finally crossed the Panama Canal and is signalling for Houston, ETA 19-Dec.

The following Ineos’ Ethane-dedicated vessels are on their to deliver their Ethane cargo to Europe:

RIL’s VLEC Ethane Topaz loaded another ethane cargo at Morgans Point and is heading to India. She is expected at Dahej by 9-Jan.

Kpler LPG (Ethane Flows Focus)



This week we are not witnessing any vessels that is heading to FE via the Cape of Good Hope.


With 3 VLGCs heading and 1 VLGC currently fixed, ex-US, November exports to Europe are on the rise again reaching 222 Kt , similar to June figures.
Clipper Vanguard was fixed by Statoil to deliver a cargo out of Freeport to Europe. She is expected at USGC on 8-Dec

Kpler LPG (Argentinean LPG Exports)

This week we are witnessing 3 vessels that are heading to FE via the Cape of Good Hope:
  • Kunlun Shipping’s Chaparral, ex-Nederland, signalling for SGP Area, ETA 25-Dec.
  • Shell’s Oriental King, ex-Nederland, signalling for SGP Area to discharge her maiden cargo, ETA 20-Dec.
  • Avance Gas’ Monsoon, ex-Targa , is signalling for Tanjong Uban, ETA 1-Jan.

Above: Vessels heading to FE through COGH, instead of Panama Canal