Saudi Arabia Oil Loadings Slide 28%, Ship-Tracking Data Show

Oil tankers able to haul about 7.3 million barrels a day of crude went to Saudi Arabia’s Ras Tanura last week, the world’s largest crude-export terminal, ship- tracking data compiled by Bloomberg show.

Vessels with a total capacity of 6.96 million deadweight tons were at Ras Tanura from Dec. 11 to Dec. 17, or 28 percent less than the previous seven-day period, the data show. The figure was multiplied by 7.33 and then divided by seven to estimate a barrels-a-day equivalent.

China will get the largest share of shipments, with four loadings during the period. Very large crude carriers with a combined capacity of about 1.22 million tons, or 8.98 million barrels, are heading for the country after loading at the terminal. Japan will receive three cargoes, the data show.

Following are the tankers that loaded at Ras Tanura, the companies that hired them and estimated times of arrival, where charter data are available. Drafts are expressed as a percent of maximum sailing depth, an indication of possible cargo size.

Where ships’ destinations are at odds with fixtures data, they are classified as “other.”

Ship Name            Charterer    Deadweight    ETA      Draft

Chang Jiang Zhi Hui  Unipec       296,481       Jan. 5   94
Yangtze Crown        Unipec       317,960       Jan. 6   91
Yangtze Friendship   Unipec       310,444       Dec. 31  93
Pacific Glory        Unipec       299,999       Dec. 31  94
Total                           1,224,884

BW Utik                           299,450       Dec. 26  95
Maran Taurus                      301,686       Dec. 28  95
Total                             601,136

Green Warrior        ISS          104,626       Dec. 24  93

Poros                Shell        281,050       Jan. 10  54
Omega Trader                      303,400       Jan. 6   99
DHT Pheonix          NGT          307,151       Jan. 4   95
Total                             891,601

Saudi Arabia
Stavanger Bliss      Chevron      105,400       Dec. 23  78

Ratna Shalini        Shell        105,849       Dec. 29  77

South Korea
Lu San               Ssangyong    317,963       Jan. 9   90
Harad                S Oil        303,115       Jan. 4   94
Total                             621,078

Yangtze Fountain     Unipec       297,580       Jan. 2   96

Hanjin Ras Tanura    Vela         309,988       Jan. 29  92

Northern Jewel                    298,033       Dec. 30  93
Pacific Voyager                   302,290                99
Kaminesan                         303,896       Jan. 4   58
Tamagawa                          314,237       Jan. 6   91
Capricorn Star                    316,507       May 16   51
Otowasan                          302,477       Jan. 7   98
Maharaja Agrasen                  147,467                73
Takasaki                          300,390                99
Eagle Vienna                      306,999                94
Lahore                            107,018                58
Total                           2,699,314

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