Will These Ships Carrying U.S. Commodities Make It to China?

(Bloomberg) -- A small flotilla of ships carrying cargoes of U.S. commodities worth hundreds of millions of dollars may be headed to China even as the country plans to raise tariffs on some products June 1.

While the goods in transit won’t all be directly affected by the change in tariffs, their movement can be indicative of the state of relations between the two countries or the level of concern that fresh duties will be levied. For example, the flow of U.S. crude shipments to China has dwindled this year even though oil is not subject to tariffs.

For those commodities targeted by duties, ships have been known to change destination or speed up in order to avoid additional costs.

Following is a table of commodity vessels that are under way, scheduled or expected to head for China according to ship tracking data, Kpler, trading sources and ship-broker reports. The data are subject to change and are not exhaustive.

Will These Ships Carrying U.S. Commodities Make It to China?

Vessel name

Cargo type

Loading port

Destination

Loading date

Estimated arrival date

AlsaceCrude oilCaribbeanQingdao3-Apr21-May
Loaded with U.S. crude at St. Croix and may have picked up Venezuelan oil via ship-to-ship transfer at Aruba
MaximCrude oilCaribbeanChina3-May27-Jun
Ship loaded 500k bbls of U.S. crude via ship-to-ship transfer and may head to China (Kpler)
Richmond VoyagerCrude oilU.S. GulfN/A15-May7-Jul
Ship expected to load U.S. crude and head to China (Kpler)
Scf ShanghaiCrude oilN/AN/A26-May26-Jul
Ship expected to load U.S. crude and head to China (Kpler)
Coswisdom LakeCrude oilN/AN/A26-May26-Jul
Ship expected to load U.S. crude and head to China (Kpler)
SvetCrude oilN/AN/A8-Jun5-Aug
Ship expected to load U.S. crude and head to China (Kpler)
C. InnovatorCrude oilN/AN/A7-Jun7-Aug
Ship expected to load U.S. crude and head to China (Kpler)
Cosdignity LakeCrude oilN/AN/A12-Jun18-Aug
Ship expected to load U.S. crude and head to China (Kpler)
KaranCrude oilN/AN/A13-MayN/A
Chartered by BP and expected to load U.S. crude for China or S.E. Asia
Front PageCrude oilN/AN/A10-MayN/A
Chartered by Phillips 66 and expected to load U.S. crude for China or S.E. Asia
Iberica KnutsenLNGSabine PassChina or Taiwan14-May
Genscape says destination is Taizhou, China while IHS and Kpler say it’s Taiwan
Jia FoisonCornLouisianaN/A20-Apr13-Jun
Loaded by LDC
Nautical JenniferSorghumTexasN/A24-Apr7-Jun
ADM shipment
MynikaSoybeansLouisianaLianyungang1-Apr16-May
Loaded by Cargill
Navios DolphinSoybeansLouisianaChina21-Apr11-Jun
Loaded by ADM
Cape KasosSoybeansLouisianaN/A22-Apr12-Jun
Loaded by LDC
Eirini PSoybeansLouisianaN/A4-May13-Jun
Loaded by CHS
Blue BosporusSoybeansLouisianaChina24-Apr16-Jun
Loaded by CHS
Xing Chang HaiSoybeansLouisianaN/A3-May21-Jun
Loaded by Cargill
SBI BoleroSoybeansLouisianaN/A2-May22-Jun
Loaded by ADM
Lyric PoetSoybeansLouisianaN/A4-May22-Jun
Loaded by ADM
Golden EmpressSoybeansLouisianaQingdao12-May28-Jun
Loaded by ADM
Sinochart BeijingSoybeansLouisianaN/A14-AprN/A
Loaded by Zen-Noh

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