Trafigura Fixes 6 Voyage Charters from Golar LNG
Swiss trader Trafigura has taken up to six liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels from Norwegian shipping company Golar LNG, likely on a single-voyage basis to transport cargoes, trading and shipping sources said.
The vessels are to be put at Trafigura's disposal from now through August or possibly September and sources say each vessel may be used for only a single voyage.
The sources said this type of arrangement resembles a Contract of Affreightment, which differs from more common ship chartering activity.
Trafigura declined to comment and Golar LNG did not respond to requests for comment.
There was disagreement among some sources as to the exact number of shipments and whether each vessel would carry out just one voyage.
Trafigura has been especially active on LNG markets in recent months, winning major tenders to supply Argentina with six cargoes last week, as well as Egypt and Mexico before that.
(Reporting by Oleg Vukmanovic