Despite good volumes of enquiry, rates eased for eastbound 270,000-ton cargoes. The rate for China discharge eased paying WS 50 with South Korea and Japan at WS 47 although later in the week Total...

Limited enquiry in the ME Gulf saw rates ease three points with Unipec taking 'Leonidas' at WS 54.5 for China, while Formosa paid WS 52 to Taiwan all basis 270,000mt and the market remains...

It was a week of two halves, with very slow trading initially spooking some owners/operators resulting in easier numbers across most areas.

Although the market in the ME Gulf to China had been steady in high WS 40s, there are now reports of WS 48, and subsequently, WS 47 being agreed. With this, brokers feel there is potential for...

Rates in the ME Gulf to China remained steady at around WS 49. A trip to Japan was covered at WS 47.75 while a shorter run to Singapore reportedly got fixed at WS 48.5 by SPC, all basis 270,000mt.

Rates firmed in the ME Gulf for 270,000mt to China to around WS 47.5, although increased bunker prices likely contributed. Going west, Valero fixed at WS 17 Cape/Cape, but this was on Iraqi...

Rates in the Middle East Gulf for 270,000 tonnes to China have been steady at WS 41/41.25, while WS 37.5 was done to South Korea, although increased bunker costs leave owners struggling to maintain...

A positive end to the week for the big ships with gains particularly in the East, on the key West Australia/China run and the majors and operators in the market.

Rates in the Middle East Gulf for 270,000 mt to China eased a point to WS 39, and there is now a report even of WS 38.75 being agreed.

Another difficult week for owners in the Middle East Gulf saw rates hovering around WS 39/40 region to China. GSC fixed to South Korea at WS 35.5 all basis 270,000 tonnes cargo.