Poten's Weekly Opinion: Tanker Midterms 2021

Jul 16 2021

Top Reported Dirty Spot Charterers for 1H 2021*.

Halfway into 2021, it is a good time to see what has happened in the crude oil tanker market to date. Overall dirty spot fixture volume is down slightly (-1%) compared to the same period of 2020, with a different impact on each segment.


VLCC fixtures are down 21% (1H 2020 was very active for VLCCs) while Aframax volumes are 11% higher. The Suezmax fixture count was almost the same. The list of top 20 charterers did not change much, with one new entrant (No. 20 Hyundai), replacing Bahri, which was No. 12 last year.


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