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

China
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

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

India Green Warrior ISS 104,626 Dec. 24 93

Japan 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 Singapore 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 Taiwan Yangtze Fountain Unipec 297,580 Jan. 2 96

U.S. Hanjin Ras Tanura Vela 309,988 Jan. 29 92

Other 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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