Shell books tanker to load Libyan oil

Royal Dutch Shell has submitted a provisional booking of tanker Amoureux (IMO 9337016) to load a crude cargo at Libya’s Zueitina terminal on October 3rd, which would be the first since January at the recently reopened port.

tanker is expected to load a 1 million barrel cargo and then discharge in Singapore on Oct. 22, Refinitiv Eikon shipping data showed.

Shell declined to comment on the booking.

Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) lifted force majeure on crude loadings at the port on Sept. 22.

Libya has seen an uptick in export activity this week following the easing of the blockade imposed by eastern forces in January, which the NOC said cost the country around $10bn in lost revenue.

The Delta Hellas oil tanker loaded a 1m barrel crude cargo for Unipec, trading arm of China’s Sinopec. at the Hariga terminal last week. Refinitiv Eikon data shows the vessel has left the port and was making its way towards Egypt’s Port Said, reported Reuters.

Unipec now has a second tanker docked at Hariga, the Marlin Shikoku, which is expected to load a second cargo for the trader.

NOC said it expected to raise its oil output to 260,000 barrels per day this week.

2008-built, Liberia-flagged, 78,809 gt Amoureux is owned by Amoureux Carriers Corp care of Capital Ship Management Corp of Piraeus, Greece.