JAPAN DISASTER: Two provisional gasoline shipments underway

17 March 2011 04:56  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Efforts to ease Japan’s fuel shortage are underway, with two provisional bookings for gasoline shipments heard done in the morning, a Singapore-based shipbroker said on Thursday.

The first shipment is for 40,000 tonnes of gasoline for prompt loading from South Korea to Japan, with an option to discharge in Taiwan, while the second shipment is for 30,000 tonnes of gasoline from South Korea to Japan for loading in end-March, said the shipbroker.

Meanwhile, a shipping agent in Tokyo told ICIS it has not received any information about in-bound tankers carrying gasoline.

The vessels may unload the gasoline via barges at ports in western Japan, as those in the eastern part of the country were still shut, the agent added.

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By: Lester Teo

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