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SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

Lube Report - July 15, 2009

Intra-European enquiries are keeping short-haul tonnage active while export opportunities continue at a mild pace. Thoug ...

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SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

Lube Report - July 1, 2009

Is the summer lull about to begin? The United States is fairly robust, but more ships are beginning to show up in July. ...

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SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

Lube Report - June 24, 2009

It has been a much quieter week on all fronts. With only a few exceptions, most European routes have been slower. In the ...

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SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

Lube Report - June 17, 2009

Because there is so little open tonnage in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, rates look firm on the majority of routes out. Inter ...

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SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

Lube Report - June 3, 2009

The long holiday weekend meant a quieter week in Europe, while the Americas enjoyed a reasonable spell of activity. Asia ...

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SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

Lube Report - May 13, 2009

Cargo volumes have been reasonable this week across many trade lanes. Still greatest by far is the amount of material mo ...

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SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

Lube Report - April 22, 2009

Demand for chemicals into China has continued at a strong pace, confounding those who declared that demand would dry up ...

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SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

Lube Report - April 8, 2009

The past couple of weeks have seen a wave of chemical cargoes fixed to Asia, with material from the U.S. Gulf, Europe an ...

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SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

Lube Report - March 25, 2009

Whereas most long-haul routes enjoyed another productive week, the same cannot be said for most coastal routes, with the ...

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SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

Lube Report - February 25, 2009

It has been another week of growth in the chemical/parcels markets with more ships fixed ahead, causing the pool of prom ...

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SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

Lube Report - February 4, 2009

Some regions have registered a slight increase in the amount of new business quoted. The drivers for the change appear t ...

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SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

Lube Report - January 28, 2009

Shipping markets worldwide continue to struggle with a lack of demand. There have been bright spots, such as Transatlant ...

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SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

Lube Report - January 14, 2009

The mood of the market is still generally downbeat. A substantial number of tankers of all sizes have no employment, or ...

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Pirates Release Base Oil Tanker

Lube Report - November 26, 2008

A two-month ordeal for the crew and owners of a hijacked tanker ship, whose cargo included naphthenic base oils bound fo ...