US Gulf June sulphur exports miss expectations on vessel delays

09 July 2014 21:36 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US Gulf sulphur exports totalled approximately 52,000 tonnes in June 2014, according to an ICIS survey released on Wednesday.

June exports were expected to total 96,000 tonnes.

Exports fell from May and were the lowest of any month in 2014. However, exports were up from June 2013, when 48,000 tonnes were shipped.

The Beaumont terminal in Texas moved two vessels with 52,000 tonnes of sulphur in June, well below the 86,000 tonnes projected. The reason for the discrepancy was a vessel being delayed until July.

July Beaumont exports are expected to total 84,000 tonnes.

The Galveston terminal in Texas did not move any tonnes in June, as expected. The terminal is not expected to move any sulphur in July.

The River Sulphur Factory in Louisiana did not move any sulphur in June and is projected to move 15,000 tonnes in July. However, the projected cargo has been expected since February and has yet to load.

The US Gulf is expected to ship 99,000 tonnes of sulphur in July, which would be nearly double the 46,000 tonnes exported in July 2013.

By David Tonyan