Fuel tanker. (PD)


Have we topped out fuel storage capacities in New York harbor? The Maritime Executive reports that 2 tankers have been anchored with their full loads for almost a week – a sign that they’ve been unable to offload their cargo.

What’s more, several tankers full of gasoline have been redirected to ports in Florida and in the gulf.

Photo by ©Mitch Waxman


The Maritime ExecutiveThe 74,000 ton tanker Emerald Shiner, carrying a cargo of alkylite from the west coast of India has been anchored off the New York Coast since June 28, according to Reuters shipping data and traders.

The 37,000 ton Energy Progress, with a cargo of reformate from Turkey, has similarly been waiting outside New York since June 28.

Photo by ©Mitch Waxman


Furthermore, at least three cargoes of gasoline from Europe, which heavily relies on exports to the U.S. East Coast, have been diverted in recent days from New York Harbor to Florida and the U.S. Gulf Coast, ship tracking showed. Those include the tankers Energy Patriot, Seasalvia and Ance. 

“Tanks are full to the brim in New York Harbor,” a trader said. Read more from The Maritime Executive here…


posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committeeh/t Charles Smith