Summer break stifles spot activity

Gibson, Jane
September 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;9/18/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 35, p52
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the trend in the shipping activity of chemical companies in Europe. Contract business across the North Sea was steady over the summer, with sources suggesting that monoethylene glycol has been active. There have been indications of problems finding space for small spot lots, as some coastal vessel owners have sufficient business under contract and so have little interest in negotiating spot volumes. Business from Europe to Asia dipped as one operator had no tonnage and space was tighter than expected.


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