Cargill Inc. is in the process of shipping the first low-sulfur gas oil or diesel cargo from Southeast Asia to Europe. Traders said the company had chartered a tanker called the Young Lady, which is on its maiden clean products voyage, to lift a total of 680,000 barrels of gas oil from the Malacca II refinery in June. The Malaysian refinery is the only major refinery in Southeast Asia that can produce high-quality diesel that meets tight United States CARB and European EN590 specifications, traders said. They said the rare opportunity to export gas oil to Europe emerged because of multiple factors, including cheaper freight, closed arbitrage to the United States and low prices in the benchmark Singapore market. The price of standard 0.5 percent-sulfur gas oil in Singapore was hovering at $29.50 per barrel compared with July futures on the International Petroleum Exchange at $225 per ton, or $30 per barrel. "The arb to Europe is not really open but because they (Cargill) managed to get such cheap freight, they are able to do it. They also got the cargoes at low premiums," a gas oil trader said. Cargill officials could not be reached for comment. Traders said Cargill had purchased a total of 440,000 barrels of diesel that met the U.S. CARB standard and 240,000 barrels of 0.05 percent-sulfur gas oil
Diana Shipping Inc. announces a time charter contract with Cargill for its dry bulk carrier 'M/V Protefs' Diana Shipping Inc.a shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, announcee that it has entered into a time charter contract with Cargill International S.A., Geneva, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, for one of its Panamax dry bulk carriers, the m/v "Protefs, at a gross charter rate of US$9,000 per day
Capesize rates remained very steady worldwide, but panamax rates were weaker in the Atlantic, brokers said. There were unconfirmed reports that Navix had fixed Belmaj 149,000 dwt delivery Indonesia end-March for a trip via Australia to Japan at $29,000 daily. Cargill booked Bottiglieri tonnage for 54,000 tons heavy grain U.S. Gulf/Japan for end-March at $21.75, having previously failed on subjects with the Bottiglieri re-let Darya Geeth at $22.
Average Atlantic panamax earnings sank to new lows on Monday, quashing hopes that the market had bottomed out, brokers said. "We've given up predicting when the market will stop falling," one Norwegian broker said. "It's not so much of a summer slowdown, (it is) more of a summer shutdown," he added. Brokers said that charterers' offered levels for transatlantic panamax round voyages had now fallen through the $7,000-a-day barrier.
Rick Calhoun, President of Cargo Carriers (Cargill) and Chairman of Waterways Council, Inc., released a statement today regarding the state of emergency on the Lower Mississippi River. “The inland waterways navigation system is the most important transportation asset in the United States and is vital to the economic well-being of this country,” Calhoun said. “We urgently call on the Federal government today to take all necessary steps to provide funding for this
The Caribbean region, including Jamaica and other small island developing states, lacks the resources to combat a major oil spill, delegates to a regional convention on oil spill prevention and response have been warned. Opening the convention to discuss oil spill prevention, preparedness and response in the Gulf of Mexico, keynote speaker Christopher Cargill, Chairman of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, said that Jamaica and other islands in the region do not have access to vast
A one point gain on the Baltic Dry Index to 1,320 disguised some significant differences in freight market movements since the last trading day by the Baltic Exchange on December 24, brokers said. Capesizes appeared to have eased world-wide and there were reports of early vessels still available for employment, but Panamax demand strengthened significantly, especially in the Far East. Brokers said that there was an over-supply of handy sizes on the Continent but that conditions for these
Diana Shipping Inc. has taken delivery of the 180,235 dwt Capesize dry bulk carrier, to be renamed Aliki, built in 2005 by Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Saijo Shipyard. The agreement to purchase this vessel was originally announced on March 6, 2007. As previously announced, the Company has entered into a time charter contract with Cargill International S.A. for the Aliki for a minimum 46 to maximum 49 month period at an average rate of $48,500 per day
Genco Shipping & Trading Limited (NYSE: GNK) announced that it has taken delivery of the Genco Titus, a 177,000 dwt Capesize newbuilding. The Genco Titus is the fourth vessel to be delivered to the Company under Genco's previously announced agreement on July 18, 2007 to acquire nine Capesize vessels from companies within the Metrostar Management Corporation group. The Company expects to deliver the Genco Titus to its charterer, Cargill International S.A
Genco Shipping & Trading Limited (NYSE:GNK) has taken delivery of the Genco Hadrian, a 170,500 dwt Capesize newbuilding. The Genco Hadrian is the sixth vessel to be delivered to the Company under Genco's previously announced agreement on July 18, 2007 to acquire nine Capesize vessels from companies within the Metrostar Management Corporation group. The Company has commenced a time charter upon delivery of the Genco Hadrian with Cargill International S.A
Drought and ensuing low river levels continue to affect the inland industry. Low water between St. Louis and Cairo, Illinois has threatened traffic on the Mississippi River since December. For months, dredging operations have slowed vessels at points along the river's course
Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, entered into a time charter contract with Cargill International S.A., Geneva, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, for one of its Capesize dry bulk carriers, the m/v Sideris GS
Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, announced it has entered into a time charter contract with Cargill International S.A., Geneva, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, for one of its Capesize dry bulk carriers
Ardmore Shipping Celebrates Naming of "Ardmore Seavaliant' and 'Ardmore Seaventure'. Ardmore Seavaliant immediately chartered to Cargill, following naming at SPP Shipbuilding. Chemical and product tanker specialist Ardmore Shipping has named the two newest vessels to join its fleet
WCI Immediate Past President Rick Calhoun Testifies on need for WRDA Bill. Rick Calhoun, President of Cargo Carriers, a business of Cargill, Inc., and Immediate Past Chairman of Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI), testified today before the Senate Environment & Public Works
Cargill, Huntsman Corp. & UNIPEC UK who combined charter over 350 million tonnes of commodities annually decide to charter only eco-friendly ships. Cargill, one of the world's leading international transporters, producers and marketers of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products
Oceanografia completes agreement to acquire 'OSA Goliath' from CarVal Investors. Oceanografia S.A. de C.V., one of Mexico’s largest leading vessel operators specializing in underwater survey, diving, pipe laying construction and maintenance operations has announced that it has signed an
Recent decision by three large charterers only to use relatively energy efficient vessels attacked by bulk carrier owner's group Intercargo. Cargill, Huntsman Corporation and UNIPEC UK, who together charter over 350 million tonnes of commodities annually
GL Noble Denton expert receives distinguished achievement award for contribution to the DP Industry. In Houston, TexasThe Marine Technology Society (MTS) Dynamic Positioning Committee honors Dr Steven Cargill with its 2012 Distinguished Achievement Award.
Consolidated Marine Management (CMM) take delivery of 'King Gregory', first of two fuel-efficient medium-size tankers from Hyundai Mipo. The 52,000 dwt King Gregory, is the first of two medium-range (MR), IMO II & III-class oil/chemical tankers contracted by Latsis Group's Consolidated
Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX) has entered into time charter contracts for three of its vessels. The Company has entered into a time charter contract with Clearlake Shipping Pte. Ltd., Singapore, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, for one of its Capesize dry bulk carriers
Major paint & coatings company AkzoNobe & Taiwan's U-Ming Marine Transport Corp's 44 ships join the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI). The SSI is facilitated by global sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future in conjunction with NGO World Wildlife Fund
Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, has announced that it has entered into a time charter contract with Cargill International S.A., Geneva, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary
Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, has announced that it has entered into a time charter contract with Intermare Transport GmbH, Hamburg, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary
Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX), through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, took delivery of the M/V Myrto, a 82,131 dwt newly built Kamsarmax dry bulk carrier that the company entered into an agreement to purchase in December 2012.