Asia-Bound Fuel-Oil Cargoes in August Rise to 3.44 Million Tons

Fuel-oil shipments to Asia from Western countries for August delivery rose from a week earlier to 3.44 million metric tons, according to vessel-charter data and information from traders compiled by Bloomberg.

At least 14 tankers, including five very large crude carriers, are scheduled to arrive in Asia next month after collecting the fuel for ships and power generators from ports in Europe, the U.S. and the Caribbean, data from shipbrokers including Poten & Partners Inc. show.

The volume compares with 3.3 million tons reported a week ago and 2.5 million tons for July, a nine-month low. September shipments remained unchanged at 940,000 tons from a week earlier.

The following is a summary of tankers reported by ship brokers and traders as contracted to carry fuel oil to East Asia. Cargoes are in thousands of tons. Arrival time is calculated based on information on the website and assuming a total of four days for loading and unloading at ports. A VLCC can carry about 2 million barrels of oil. Charters are subject to cancellation.

Vessel Name    Cargo Size  Loading    Arrival     Charterer
               (’000 tons)
Vessel to China
Samco China        270     UKC        Oct. 6      Unipec
Total              270

Vessels to Singapore
Nikator            130     U.S. Gulf  Sept 16     Westport
Gulf Eyadah        270     Caribbean  Sept 10     Mercuria
Eliza              270     Malta      Sept 4      BP
Birdie             270     U.S. Gulf  Sept 7      Shell
Total              940

Vessels to Thailand
Euronav TBN        130     Caribbean  Aug 10      Tipco

Vessels to China
Wu Tai San         270 U.K. Continent Aug 29      BP

Vessels to Singapore
Glorycrown         130     Malta      Aug 17      Newton
Montestena         130     Caribbean  Aug 30      Tipco
Archway            130     Cyprus     Aug 10      Clearlake
Ti Hellas          270     Rotterdam  Aug 20      Cargill
Nova TBN           270     Caribbean  Aug 7       Trafigura
BW Lake            270     Caribbean  Aug 4       Westport
Four Island         80     Kerch      Aug 2       KMG
Princimar Grace    130     Southwold  Aug 8       Clearlake
Cape Bridnisi      130     Caribbean  Aug 6       Shell
Nisyros            130     U.S. Gulf  Aug 3       Westport

Vessels to Far East
Amba Bhakti        100     UKC        Aug 18      KMG
Samco Europe       270     Rotterdam  Aug 22      Koch
unknown          1,000     Caribbean  August      PetroChina
Total            3,440

Vessels to China
Everest Spirit      80     Vancouver  July 22     CNR
Dar Salwa          270     Skaw       July 20     Unipec

Vessels to Singapore
Ganges Spirit      130     U.S. Gulf  July 18     Westport
Maersk Producer     80     UKC        July 14     CSSA
Leo Star           270     Rotterdam  July 11     Trafigura
Absheron           100     Turkey     July 6      Clearlake

Vessels to Far East
Intisar             80     Black Sea  July 25     Solal
Orange Stars        90     Kerch      July 23     Solal
Heydar Aliyev      135     Turkey     July 5      Clearlake
Melita             130     Tallin     July 19     Koch
Front Melody       130     Tallin     July 14     Mercuria
Unknown          1,000     Caribbean  July        PetroChina
Total            2,495

Vessels to China
Densa Whale        130     Libya       June 1      Unipec
Sonangol Luanda    130     Caribbean   June 1      PetroChina

Vessels to Far East
Sanko Blossom       80     Kerch       June 23     Mercuria
Mindoro             80     Kerch       June 22     Mercuria

Vessels to Singapore
Sanko Breeze        80     Kerch       June 7      Mercuria
ST. Nikolai         30     Cape Town   June 1      Chevron
Arafura Sea        100     Greece      June 12     Macquarie
Front Commander    270     Caribbean   June 24     PetroChina
Paramount Hydra     80     U.S.        June 25     Stusco
Janah Star         270     Caribbean   June 10     Trafigura
Nordic Apollo      130     Rotterdam   June 11     Unipec
Amoureux           130     UKC         June 5      Koch
Delta Ocean        130     Latvia      June 2      Litasco
Setagawa           270     Rotterdam   June 13     Cargill
Maersk Nucleus     270     U.S. Gulf   June 16     ST Shipping
Nova TBN           270     U.S. Gulf   June 16     ST Shipping
Nordic Moon        130     Tallin      June 2      Koch
Altair Trader      270     Caribbean   June 5      PetroChina
Sirius Start       270     Caribbean   June 10     PetroChina
Australis          270     Caribbean   June 9      PetroChina
BW Poeny           270     Caribbean   June 6      PetroChina
Manah              270     Rotterdam   June 5      Clearlake
Total            3,930

Month           Volume
October            270
September          940
August           3,440
July             2,495
June             3,930
May              3,660
April            4,625
March            4,205
February         4,585
January          4,905

December         3,880
November         2,960
October          2,010
September        2,720
August           2,170
July             3,495

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