European markets have registered an increase in demand both locally and into Asia. U.S. Gulf is busy to Asia, but less so on other key routes. Asian markets continue to be active.
U.S. Gulf of Mexico
Space on the U.S. Gulf-to-Far East route has virtually all gone for November. Some owners are seeing how they can draft in additional ships onto this service, or free up space in order to meet some of the demand. There have even been ships willing to ballast across from Europe in the hope of ensuring the all important November loading window.