|28 June 2007|
|18:47||seaMarket review, week 26|
Even though there was a steady stream of fixtures in the VLCC market, the supply of tonnage exceeded the demand for tonnage and rates came under downward pressure.
|14 June 2007|
|18:41||seaMarket review, week 24|
The VLCC market showed positive signs with increasing numbers obtainable for d/hull MEG/West due to limited positions end June.
|8 June 2007|
|17:03||seaMarket review, week 23|
The VLCC market remained soft and under downward rate pressure on most routes.
|31 May 2007|
|19:15||seaMarket review, week 22|
There was little new in the way of developments to report in the VLCC market, and the long holiday weekend intervening since our last report caused the market to remain quiet.
|25 May 2007|
|11:50||seaMarket review, week 21|
Things were fairly uneventful in the VLCC market during the last week, and owners will need more activity if the market is to remain firm.
|17 May 2007|
|17:30||seaMarket review, week 20|
The MEG VLCC market saw only modest activity but rates as expected gained further strength.
|11 May 2007|
|14:33||seaMarket review, week 19|
The decrease in the supply of vessels referred to in our last report turned out to be healthy enough to provide VLCC owners with better rate levels.
|4 May 2007|
|13:31||seaMarket review, week 18|
In spite of the May Day holidays celebrated in many countries, double hull VLCCs gained ground and tonnage availability tightened.
|26 April 2007|
|15:03||seaMarket review, week 17|
The VLCC market in the MEG enjoyed steady demand for tonnage during the last week.
|19 April 2007|
|12:27||seaMarket review, week 16|
The pall of low rates hanging over the VLCC market continued and even achieved new lows during this the week in spite of a steady interest in coverage.
|16 April 2007|
|16:56||seaMarket review, week 15|
The MEG/West VLCC market remained untested for quite some time, but now new evidence is at hand after two major charterers fixed double hull tonnage at ws55 (one of these charterers actually fixed three units at this level), thus emphatically confirming suspicions that the market was, in fact, softer.
|5 April 2007|
|16:47||seaMarket review, week 14|
There continued to be no significant change in mood of the MEG VLCC market, and the persisting situation of limited fresh inquiry, few new fixtures and a steady increase in the size of the tonnage list can only result in a further erosion of rates if nothing changes.
|29 March 2007|
|15:08||seaMarket review, week 13|
The trend from end last week continued in the VLCC MEG-market with limited inquiry for end April loading.
|26 March 2007|
|14:54||seaMarket review, week 12|
The VLCC market saw continuing interest from charterers with dates up to the 20th of April now in play, and this resulted in rates firming.
|15 March 2007|
|16:40||seaMarket review, week 11|
April VLCC stems in the MEG emerged prior to March stems being covered, and this had the effect of extending an already firm March market into April.
|9 March 2007|
|19:25||seaMarket review, week 10|
With a decline in activity and with a dwindling number of March stems, the VLCC market stabilized during the course of the week.
|1 March 2007|
|15:34||seaMarket review, week 9|
The VLCC market gathered strength as a substantial backlog of cargoes finally had to be placed on the market which resulted in rates moving upwards.
|22 February 2007|
|15:08||seaMarlet review, week 8|
As the celebrations of the arrival of the year of the pig continued, the VLCC market from the MEG remained dull and listless.
|15 February 2007|
|14:52||seaMarket review, week 7|
The much hoped for increase in VLCC demand prior to the onset of the Chinese New Year celebrations never materialized much to owners' disappointment, and as a result, the market remained dull with limited action.
|9 February 2007|
|11:49||seaMarket review, week 6|
It was yet another uneventful week in the VLCC market in which there was the same low level of activity we saw last week.