Small Fuel Oil Tanker Freight Rates Tank

Wednesday, June 13, 2001
Freight rates for small fuel oil tankers in the Mediterranean have taken a long-anticipated hit. "Demand fell off a while back and there's been a build up of old ships, it was bound to happen," said a London tanker broker, who pegged the cross-Med trade for 30,000 tonners at around W185, compared to W210 two weeks ago. Italian brokers said on Wednesday that rates of W170-180 were currently the norm, and blamed holidays in Russia for a lack of fuel oil activity out of the Black Sea. Traders said on Tuesday that low sulfur was relatively balanced with little in the way of fresh demand and few if any cargoes now available. Cargoes were valued in the $129-$131 cif region. "Low sulfur seems to have been disappearing from the market," one regional trader said. "In terms of the Russian program in June -- from the likes of Novorossiisk and Tuapse -- there seems to be little left." High sulfur was also quiet with outright prices pegged at around $118-$122 cif. Italian brokers said Vitol had booked two 25,000 tonners for end-month cargoes: one from from Priolo to Bizerta at $200,000 lump sum and another from Falconara to Tunisia at $210,000 lump sum. London brokers said that two 30,000 tonners had been fixed for voyages from Israel to Turkey at $150,000 lump sum each. Italian brokers said that eastbound business had largely dried up, with the exception of one fixture to India's Reliance for a 50,000 ton cargo from Ras Laffan to Jamnagar. Cross-continent trades are currently estimated at W210 for 25,00 ton cargoes. - (Reuters)

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter January 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Tanker Trends

Oversupplied Market Eyes Floating Storage Opportunities

Brent oil price reached lows of $27/bbl in mid-January, but has recovered over the past two weeks to above the $30/bbl mark. Nevertheless, volatility is expected

Norway will be Lithuania's 2016 Top Gas Supplier

Lithuania will import more gas from Norway than from former sole supplier Russia in 2016 after developing infrastructure to support liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports,

Crowley Christens 2nd LNG-ready Product Tanker

Crowley christens second of four newly built, LNG-ready product tankers for use in U.S. coastwise trade   Crowley Maritime Corp. has christened the second of

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0691 sec (14 req/sec)