Frontline Declines Oil Cargoes After Rout in Tanker Rates

- April 2nd, 2013

Bloomberg reported that Frontline Ltd. rejected some oil cargoes amid a rout in vessel rates. The company is “selectively” offering tankers for charters and the market is in a state of panic because excess ship supply brings down the cost of charters.

Bloomberg reported that Frontline Ltd. rejected some oil cargoes amid a rout in vessel rates. The company is “selectively” offering tankers for charters and the market is in a state of panic because excess ship supply brings down the cost of charters.

As quoted in the market news:

Earnings for very large crude carriers, the industry’s biggest ships, plunged 75 percent from a year earlier to $11,624 a day, according to figures from Clarkson Plc (CKN), the world’s largest shipbroker. A surplus of the supertankers seeking charters in the Persian Gulf averaged 21 percent during the first quarter, the largest glut since 2009, according to market surveys by Bloomberg.

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