In Asia, domestic markets appear to be in decline, whereas export markets are steady. Europe is exactly the reverse, with domestic trades faring better than export. The United States has been rather subdued this week.
U.S. Gulf of Mexico
It has been a slow week on the U.S. Gulf to Caribbean market with minimal demand noted. Southbound on the U.S. Gulf to the east coast of South America route has been fairly busy on the small chemical parcels trade, but nonetheless there are several ships that require the last couple of tanks to be filled. Some last-minute bargains might be obtainable if there are some base oils that can be moved at short notice.