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Saudi Arabia Oil Loadings Increase 22% in Week, Ship Data Show

Nov. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Oil tankers able to haul a combined 10.4 million barrels a day went to Saudi Arabia’s Ras Tanura, the world’s largest crude-export terminal, ship-tracking data compiled by Bloomberg show.

Vessels with a total capacity of 9.90 million deadweight tons were at Ras Tanura from Nov. 6 to Nov. 12, a gain of 22 percent from the previous seven-day period, the data show. To estimate that tonnage in terms of barrels a day, the figure was multiplied by 7.33 to calculate the total barrels and then divided by seven, the number of days in the period.

Japan and South Korea will each get four shipments loaded during the period. Very large crude carriers with a combined capacity of 1.22 million tons, or 8.9 million barrels, are heading for Japan after loading at the terminal. South Korea’s shipments total 1.23 million tons, or 9 million barrels, the data show.

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

Vessel Name           Charterer     DWT        ETA        Draft

Australia
Forward Flair         BP            115,536    Dec. 4     90

China
Bunga Kasturi Empat   Westport      300,325    Dec. 2     94
Dalian Glory          Unipec        301,866    Nov. 28    97
Total                               602,191

India
Goldwing              BPCL          154,970               70
La Paz                LG Caltex     299,700    Nov. 18    88
Total                               454,670

Japan
Kasagisan             SSS           302,478    Dec. 3     96
Starlight Venture     NGT           317,970    Dec. 2     51
Asian Progress II     NGT           314,026    Nov. 29    91
Washusan              Idemitsu      281,050    Nov. 27    96
Total                             1,215,524

Singapore
Phoenix Dream                       105,784    Nov. 22    82
Maran Corona          PTT           306,093    Nov. 20    95
Total                               411,877

South Africa
Pissiotis             Engen         149,998    Nov. 27    91

South Korea
Maran Capricorn       Caltex        320,472    Nov. 29    91
New Victory           Unipec        285,733    Dec. 5     93
Hawtah                S-Oil         300,361    Dec. 4     95
Al Salmi              SK Shipping   319,634    Dec. 1     93
Total                             1,226,200

U.A.E.
Alexander the Great   Shell         297,958    May 31
Ratna Puha            Trafigura     104,635    Nov. 19    54
Mykonos Warrior       BPCL          149,258    Nov. 18    58
Total                               551,851

U.S.
Maritime Jewel        Vela          299,364    Dec. 19    100
BW Lion               Vela          298,563    Dec. 19    100
Samco Amazon          Vela          318,130    Dec. 25    99
Total                               916,057

Other
Al Mukhtarah                         96,314               102
Tour                                158,817               91
Saga Agnes                          299,089               63
Kaimon II                           314,014               54
Aquarius Voyager                    320,821               95
Iwatesan                            300,667               95
Desh Gaurav                         113,913               87
Nissho Maru                         300,544               97
Millennium                          301,171               91
Arosa                               291,381               98
DHT Ann                             309,327
Takahashi                           314,020               90
Umlma                               106,005               57
Front Opalia                        302,193               96
Regulus Voyager                     310,106               97
Gotland Spirit                       95,371               62
Dar Salwa                           319,761               73
Total                             4,253,514

To contact the reporter on this story: Rob Sheridan in London at rsheridan6@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Alaric Nightingale at anightingal1@bloomberg.net

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