Tankers Tracked to Europe This Week
Three tankers carrying 220,000 metric tons of jet fuel are tracked arriving at ports in northwest Europe or the U.K. for the week beginning Oct. 26, according to the OPIS Tanker Tracker on FleetMon.com. The October tally of jet fuel imported to Europe is now at around 1,669,000 metric tons.
No ships are tracked discharging jet fuel cargoes in the Mediterranean over the seven-day period.
Next week’s arrivals compare to the prior seven-day period of Oct. 19 through to Oct. 25, when five tankers were tracked to arrive in north west Europe ports, discharging 387,000 metric tons. That’s more than the 220,000 tons on three vessels initially expected, after OPIS identified a fresh Vitol-controlled tanker and one from BP arriving in Europe last week.
In the Med, the Total-controlled Haima, with 80,000 tons of clean product on board, may have discharged a part-cargo of jet in Greece last week, though this couldn’t be confirmed. Vitol also discharged 30,000 tons of jet fuel at Las Palmas, which came from Libya.
Jet fuel seen arriving on vessels between October 26 and November 1 in north west Europe incude the King Philippos, which arrived in Antwerp on Oct. 27, with 90,000 tons. The vessel charterer is said to be Saudi Aramco although this is unconfirmed, and it’s likely the cargo has a different owner.
Vitol has 65,000 tons arriving on the Jo Pinari on Oct. 27 and BP is bringing in the same amount to Rotterdam on the Advance Victoria around that time, as well.
The oil company is also said to be organizing an ship-to-ship transfer of 30,000 tons to the tanker Malbec, off Gibraltar around Oct. 29, and the Advance Victoria is one vessel that should be in that region at the time.
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