News & insights

Stay on top of the waterborne oil & gas industry with Vortexa. Our insights share expert information from energy market analysts across the globe.

Oct 14, 2021
Freight
Fuel For Thought
Fuel Oil
Crude
VLCC
Freight
Scrubbers
Insight
Tankers

Scrubber installations have shaped the employability and demand of VLCC tankers in a globally depressed crude freight market in 2021.

Oct 14, 2021
Company News
Company News
Insight

The Baltic Exchange pricing benchmarks are now accessible in conjunction with Vortexa’s market-leading analytics to provide a powerful combination for charterers, shipowners and freight analysts with the sharpest actionable insights available in the market.

Oct 4, 2021
People & Culture
Company News
Insight

Vortexa is delighted to welcome David Wech as our Chief Economist. David's extensive experience across strategy execution, product development, supply and demand modelling, competitive market positioning, commodity analysis and pricing forecasts will provide immeasurable value as global growth continues to accelerate.

Oct 1, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Senior Finance Analyst? We sat down with Michael Omoregbee to discover what qualities are needed to succeed, what day-to-day life looks like and what energises him most about being in his role...

Sep 30, 2021
Oil & Gas
China
Europe
Asia
Insight
LNG
Energy Crisis
Natural Gas

Unprecedented gas price surge in recent months has tilted United Kingdom into crisis mode, but the problem is spreading across Europe and the rest of the world.

Sep 13, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We're excited to welcome Sabrina Gross to Vortexa as Head of Customer Success. Sabrina’s deep understanding of how to nourish customer relationships and transform transactional remote interactions into personalised engagements will significantly contribute to Vortexa’s continued success as global growth rapidly accelerates.

Sep 6, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

An extensively experienced Marketing, Sales and Operations leader, Sam will unlock immeasurable value for the market participants as Vortexa’s leading AI technology continues to advance and scale at unprecedented speed.

Aug 27, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We sat down with Atin Kapur, Managing Director, APAC to find out what day-to-day life looks like, what significant milestones he has had at Vortexa, and what he really thinks of our company culture...

Aug 20, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Lead Engineer? We sat down with Andrea Gerino to discover whom he collaborates with most in the company, what he likes best about the company culture and what his path was to joining Vortexa...

Aug 13, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We sat down with Christos Hadjinikolis, a Senior Software Engineer to find out what day-to-day life looks like, what significant milestones he has had at Vortexa, and what he really thinks of our company culture...

Aug 10, 2021
Oil & Gas
Export
China
Oil & Gas
Asia
Video
Insight
refinery

As we witness global naphtha cracks continuing strength since the spring, we can see that seaborne naphtha imports carry on their impressive recovery. Strong flows are expected to continue on the back of firm petrochemical demand East of Suez and European gasoline blending.

Aug 6, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Senior Marketing Manager? We sat down with Theresa Leong, who heads up the marketing in APAC, to dig deeper into what energises her most about working at Vortexa, what she really thinks of the company culture and what qualities are needed to succeed...

Aug 5, 2021
Oil & Gas
Import
Export
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Gasoline
Russia
Naphtha
Freight
Insight
refinery
MR tankers
East of Suez

As we witness global naphtha cracks continuing strength since the spring, we can see that seaborne naphtha imports carry on their impressive recovery. Strong flows are expected to continue on the back of firm petrochemical demand East of Suez and European gasoline blending.

Aug 4, 2021
Oil & Gas
Export
Crude
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Gasoline
Russia
DPP
Insight
refinery

Russian seaborne crude and clean products have undergone a significant decline in July. We examine the key factors driving this shift, including rising pipeline flows and a tightening domestic gasoline market.

Aug 2, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Ever wondered what life looks like at Vortexa for the Head of Application Development? We sat down with John-Robert Granell to dig deeper into what qualities make a department head successful, what inspired him to join the team and what advice he has for people hoping to come onboard...

Jul 29, 2021
Oil & Gas
China
Oil & Gas
Australia
Diesel
Asia
VLCC
Freight
South Korea
Insight

Asia’s diesel/gasoil exporters are facing growing headwinds in moving barrels to the West. Despite the challenges, Asia's diesel/gasoil balances have been moderated by three key drivers – China’s slowing exports, robust regional demand and newbuild VLCC arbitrage – maintaining regional cracks stable.

Jul 23, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Full Stack Engineer? We sat down with Valeriia Shmyhlo to dig deeper into what energises her most about working at Vortexa, what she really thinks of the company culture and what qualities are needed to succeed...

Jul 16, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Senior Marketing Manager? We sat down with Erin Rosenstein to discover whom she collaborates with most in the company, what her path was to joining Vortexa and how she would describe our company culture...

Jul 14, 2021
Oil & Gas
Crude
China
Oil & Gas
Diesel
Gasoline
Russia
Jet Fuel
OPEC
Insight

A series of domestic policy changes and market headwinds in recent months has upended China’s refining industry, putting a tight lid on the country’s crude imports and product exports. Vortexa sheds light on evolving trends in the country's crude imports and product exports.

Jul 14, 2021
Company News
Company News
Insight

Energy traders and analysts can now easily access Vortexa’s real-time global energy analytics app on The Bloomberg Terminal via the Bloomberg App Portal. Bloomberg Terminal users will be able to access past, present and future global energy flows of Crude, LNG, Biofuels, Gasoline, Diesel, Fuel Oil, Jet, Naphtha and many others - powerful leading indicators of price movements and key for identifying trading opportunities.

Jul 9, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We sat down with Julia Langerak, a Product Marketing Lead, to find out what day-to-day life looks like, what significant milestones she has had at Vortexa, and what she really thinks of our company culture...

Jul 8, 2021
Company News
Company News
Insight

Former ExxonMobil Global LNG Analytics Lead, Felix Booth joins Vortexa as its new Head of LNG to build the next generation of LNG analytics.

Jul 7, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
Gasoline
Transatlantic
Naphtha
LPG
Insight

Vortexa uses flows data to illustrates how strong gasoline demand combined with steep petrochemical demand feedstock is driving up the demand for naphtha, making refiners max light end yields at the expense of middle distillate.

Jul 2, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Talent Acquisition Manager? We sat down with Andrew to discover what he looks out for when speaking to potential candidates, what qualities are needed to shine at Vortexa and what type of person is best suited to our company culture...

Jul 1, 2021
Freight
LR2
Crude
CPP / Clean
VLCC
Freight
Aframax
Insight
Tankers
MR tankers
Suezmax
Freight Rates

Vortexa summarises the trends and dynamics that prevailed in the crude and product tanker market throughout Q2 2021

Jun 29, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
Crude
Middle East
Non-OPEC
OPEC
oil price
Insight

Vortexa looks deeply into oil shipments with strong visibility especially into the more opaque corners of the market to evaluate at the status quo of the oil demand recovery and evaluate if there is good reason for OPEC+ to be hesitant in unleashing oil supply onto the market. 

Jun 25, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We sat down with People Change & Operations Manager, Jess Dealey, to find out what inspired her to join Vortexa, what advice she has for people hoping to join and what she really thinks of our company culture...

Jun 24, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Europe
Middle East
Pakistan
STS
Latin America/South America
Insight
LNG
APAC

Vortexa evaluates if the current large volumes of seaborne diesel on the water are a demand pull or a supply push from refineries as they max out gasoline production.

Jun 24, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Internationally experienced technology commercial executive Christopher Nathan joins as Vortexa’s new Chief Revenue Officer as global growth continues to accelerate.

Jun 23, 2021
Freight
Crude
CPP / Clean
Middle East
VLCC
Freight
Insight
Tankers
Tonne-miles
Freight Rates

Oil prices are on the rise and a $100 barrel of crude doesn’t seem as far fetched as it did a few months ago. The implications of crude reaching this strong, symbolic price are wide-ranging, especially when it comes to freight markets. Will OPEC+ step in and will this fuel a tanker market rally?

Jun 22, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
CPP / Clean
Europe
Jet Fuel
Insight
APAC

Vortexa data shows global jet fuel flows still remain well below pre-Covid norms, with little sign of a meaningful demand recovery so far this summer. Flows heading to key demand centres in Europe and Asia remain flat, but the US is proving to be a rare bright spot for import activity.

Jun 22, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Senior Communications Executive? We sat down with Emma Boyle to dig deeper into what energises her most about working at Vortexa, what she really thinks of the company culture and what qualities are needed to succeed...

Jun 18, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
Crude
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Gasoline
Europe
ARA
Transatlantic
Mediterranean
Insight

Vortexa shows diverging trends for crude arrivals heading to key Atlantic Basin buyers.

Jun 18, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

In celebration of Pride month, Vortexa invited special guest Tony McCaffery, Founder and Managing Director of Diversity Co; the home of equity, diversity and inclusion consultancies to share his own experiences as a queer and mixed-race person of colour living with disabilities. We asked Tony to further educate us on the subject of intersectionality and most importantly, to articulate how best we can actively support LGBTQIA+ communities.

Jun 16, 2021
Freight
US
Middle East
South America
Latin America/South America
Freight
Insight
LNG

Despite encouraging LNG pricing fundamentals, freight rates could plateau on the back of thinning US exports, reduction in tonne-miles and an influx of LNG carrier tonnage.

Jun 15, 2021
Oil & Gas
Venezuela
Crude
China
Freight
Insight
APAC
tax

A flood of diluted bitumen cargoes has rapidly filled up storage tanks in Shandong, as traders and refiners scrambled to offload the cargoes before the consumption tax on diluted bitumen imports kicked in on 12 June. With this new tax in place, independent refiners are expected to cut back on diluted bitumen and raise Malaysian crude blends and fuel oil imports to meet their feedstocks requirements.

Jun 11, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We sat down with Arthur Richier, a Senior Freight Analyst to find out what day-to-day life looks like, what significant milestones he has had at Vortexa, and what he really thinks of our company culture...

Jun 10, 2021
Freight
LR2
Crude
CPP / Clean
Europe
Insight
Tankers
Tonne-miles
Fleet Distribution
East of Suez

The OPEC+ announcement to stick to an increase in supply of crude has to date failed to kickstart a morose market. Using Argus Media pricing and Vortexa flows and freight data, we explore whether the expected second half of the year rally is due to materialise.

Jun 10, 2021
OIl & Gas
US
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Gasoline
Freight
New York
PADD 3
PADD 1
Insight

As European gasoline and blending component imports dominate seaborne flows into PADD 1, we take a look at if this could be the beginning of a long term structural change. We also explore other points of gasoline resupply into PADD 1.

Jun 7, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
CPP / Clean
Europe
Asia
DPP
Insight
refinery

May saw arrivals of crude and products in West of Suez surging, while East of Suez markets disappointed across the barrel. There is room for improvement, but low crude activity merits caution. 

Jun 4, 2021
Freight
US
Asia
Panama
LPG
PADD 3
Insight
Vessel Utilisation
Tonne-miles
VLGC

North American LPG shipments to Asia may come at a higher price this summer due to multiple forces pressuring the economics of the trade.

Jun 4, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We sat down with Sebastian Prowse, a Senior Shipping Specialist to find out what day-to-day life looks like, what significant milestones he has had at Vortexa, and what he really thinks of our company culture...

Jun 2, 2021
Freight
US
Crude
Europe
Aframax
Insight
Tankers
Vessel Utilisation
Tonne-miles
Suezmax
Fleet Distribution

Cheaper Suezmax freight rates led to increased employment for US - Europe flows. Will this trend continue amidst a positive environment for European crude imports?

Jun 2, 2021
Oil & Gas
China
Diesel
Gasoline
Freight
South Korea
Insight
APAC
tax

China’s new consumption tax on imports of mixed aromatics and light cycle oil (LCO) is about to turn the tides of its domestic supply and exports of gasoline and diesel/gasoil. Downside risks on MR tanker demand looms ahead.

May 28, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We sat down with Conor Stone, a Product Specialist based in the Americas, to find out what day-to-day life looks like, what significant milestones he has had at Vortexa, and what he really thinks of our company culture...

May 27, 2021
Freight
LR2
Europe
Naphtha
Latin America
LPG
Insight
Tankers
Vessel Utilisation
LR1
Far East
Tonne-miles

Elevated naphtha exports from Europe supported long-haul voyages in favour of LR2 tankers. Yet, will this trend contribute to uplift LR2 freight rates?

May 26, 2021
Freight
Crude
India
Europe
Middle East
Americas
VLCC
Insight
Tankers
Vessel Utilisation
Far East
Suezmax

Declining volumes towards the Far East limits tanker demand, but long-haul voyages to India keep VLCC and Suezmax tanker utilisation in balance.

May 26, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
Fuel Oil
Gasoline
Europe
Baltic
VGO
Middle East
PADD 3
Insight

US Gulf Coast imports of fuel oil and VGO are climbing as the region’s refiners respond to rising US gasoline demand.

May 21, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Ever wondered what a day in the life of a DevOps Engineer looks like at Vortexa? We sat down with Gabriel Uliano to discover what energises him most about his role, whom he collaborates with, and what day-to-day duties really involve...

May 20, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
Africa
Crude
West Africa
Brazil
Europe
Mediterranean
Insight

Atlantic Basin crude/condensate departures (including intra-country movements) totaled 21.2 mn b/d in April, the highest, albeit marginally, since May 2020. 

May 18, 2021
OIl & Gas
US
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Gasoline
Freight
New York
PADD 3
PADD 1
Insight

As the US Colonial pipeline system restarts after its historic outage and panic buying subsides in the East Coast and Southeastern markets, we look towards waterbourne gasoline cargos to solve the regional stock imbalances.

May 17, 2021
Freight
Crude
India
Asia
VLCC
Insight
refinery
Suezmax

Vortexa data shows at least 12mn bbl of crude has been delayed in discharging into key ports along India’s west coast, following the arrival of Cyclone Tauktae.

May 14, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We sat down with William Holeman, a Lead Market Analyst in the Americas, to find out what day-to-day life looks like, what significant milestones he has had at Vortexa, and what he really thinks of our company culture...

May 12, 2021
Freight
UK
LR2
Crude
West Africa
Diesel
Gasoil
VLCC
Insight
Suezmax

An ailing crude market has driven charterers to employ newbuild crude tankers for East-to-West of Suez CPP cargo transits, adversely impacting LR2 demand.

May 11, 2021
OIl & Gas
US
Import
Export
Transatlantic
Insight
LNG

Vortexa outlines how supply and demand dynamics appear to be improving for LNG markets in a supportive price environment

May 11, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Former ExxonMobil Trader, Michael Ita and Former Energy Intelligence Head of Business Development, Fedor Moisseyev join Vortexa’s EMEA commercial function as global growth continues to surge.

May 10, 2021
OIl & Gas
US
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Gasoline
Freight
New York
PADD 3
PADD 1
Insight

Should the Colonial Pipeline network remain down for more than a few days, East Coast and Southeastern markets will start to see supply hiccups and related price spikes.

May 10, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Raising awareness of mental health has never been more critical. Vortexa has been looking back at how the pandemic shaped our attitudes towards discussing mental wellbeing and what new practices we have implemented as a result. We also sat down with Work and Happiness Coach Natasha Chatur, to gain expert insight on how we can all foster resilient coping mechanisms when undergoing stress or anxiety.

May 7, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Ever wondered what a day in the life of a People Operations Specialist looks like at Vortexa? We sat down with Dominika Wojcik to discover what energises her most about her role, whom she collaborates with, and what day-to-day duties really involve...

May 6, 2021
OIl & Gas
Crude
China
Diesel
Insight
refinery

China's crude imports have slowed in April. A rebound in Q3 is faced with headwinds as refiners look to draw down their stockpiles amid elevated crude prices.

May 5, 2021
OIl & Gas
Fuel Oil
Saudi Arabia
Europe
Middle East
DPP
Latin America/South America
Insight

Saudi Arabia's imports of dirty petroleum products are strengthening as the country gears up for peak summer demand.

May 5, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Internationally experienced oil and gas sales expert Atin Kapur to head up Vortexa’s Singapore office as Managing Director as APAC growth continues to surge after the recent $19M Series B funding round.

May 2, 2021
OIl & Gas
US
Import
Export
Crude
Diesel
Gasoline
Asia
Transatlantic
Naphtha
Insight
refined products
refinery

Vortexa outlines how naphtha has had a strong demand recovery but increasing demand for road fuels gasoline and diesel could incentivise refiners to adjust their yields to make less naphtha.

Apr 30, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We sat down with Phuc Nguyen, a Lead Site Reliability Engineer, to find out what day-to-day life looks like, what significant milestones he has had at Vortexa, and what success really looks like in his role...

Apr 23, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Marketing & Events Manager? We sat down with Lauren Thorpe to understand what makes everyone tick at Vortexa, what kind of qualities someone needs to have to excel here and how our culture impacts day-to-day life...

Apr 21, 2021
OIl & Gas
US
Import
Export
Crude
Gasoline
Transatlantic
Latin America/South America
PADD 3
PADD 1
Insight
refined products

Vortexa outlines how Latin American countries are increasing imports of crude and refined products whilst simultaneously exporting refined products into storage hubs, suggesting an oversupplied region.

Apr 16, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We sat down with Jay Maroo, our Senior Market Analyst, to find out what day-today life looks like, what significant milestones he has had at Vortexa to date and what success looks like in his role...

Apr 15, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
West Africa
Oil & Gas
Gasoline
Caribbean
Infographic
PADD 3
PADD 1
Insight

Vortexa's infographic analyses gasoline/blending components volumes loading and in transit as they start to slow. As US refineries increase runs to meet domestic demand, European imports could be forced to find alternative destinations.

Apr 12, 2021
OIl & Gas
US
Gasoline
WAF
VGO
Transatlantic
Latin America/South America
PADD 3
PADD 1
Insight
refined products

Vortexa outlines how the the peak in European gasoline loadings destined for the Atlantic Basin will slow and why.

Apr 9, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Senior Data Scientist? We sat down with Achilleas Sfakianakis to understand what makes everyone tick at Vortexa, what kind of qualities someone needs to have to excel here and how our culture impacts day-to-day life...

Apr 7, 2021
Freight
Crude
China
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Europe
Houston
Middle East
Rotterdam
VLCC
Freight
Singapore
Floating Storage
PADD 3
Insight
Tankers
Vessel Availability

Explore Q1 2021 freight market update based on Vortexa data.

Apr 7, 2021
OIl & Gas
US
Fuel Oil
VGO
Asia
Middle East
DPP
Latin America/South America
PADD 3
Insight

Vortexa outlines how the decline in US fuel oil and dirty feedstocks exports has impacted buyers in Latin America, Caribbean and Asia.

Apr 1, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We sat down with our Syed Ahmad, our Lead Product Specialist based in the London office, to find out what day-today life looks like, what advice he has for people hoping to join Vortexa and what inspired him to join us in the first place...

Mar 31, 2021
Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas
Insight

On Thursday September 25, 2020, Vortexa detected a diversion of reformate away from New York.  Tanker Challenge Prospect 2, chartered by Repsol and lifting out of Tarragona, changed destinations and instead of crossing westbound across the Atlantic, delivered its cargo to Amsterdam. 

Mar 29, 2021
Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas
Infographic
Insight
Suez Canal

Vortexa's infographic analyses oil & gas trading concerns associated with the vessel jam in Suez Canal. The most interesting flow concerns biodiesel feedstocks to Europe, where about a full quarter of monthly import needs may currently be stuck.

Mar 29, 2021
Oil & Gas
West Africa
Diesel
Asia
Middle East
Gasoil
STS
VLCC
Latin America/South America
Insight
Far East

Latin American diesel imports via ship-to-ship transfers (STS) off west Africa are on track to hit a multiyear high of around 230,000 mt in March, up from less than 90,000 mt in February.

Mar 26, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Senior Market Analyst? We sat down with Pamela Munger to dig deeper into what energises her most about working at Vortexa, how she would describe her role and who she collaborates with most in the company…

Mar 25, 2021
US
Crude
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Europe
Asia
Middle East
DPP
Freight
Insight
Suez Canal

A breakdown of the impact on oil, freight and flows in the aftermath of the Suez Canal blockage.

Mar 25, 2021
Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas
Insight
Suez Canal

In a video, Vortexa's Managing Director Clay Seigle reviews continuing events at the Suez Canal and discusses potential oil market repercussions.

Mar 24, 2021
Oil & Gas
Insight
Suez Canal

Vortexa has so far identified ten tanker ships carrying about 13 million barrels of Mideast crude that could be affected by Tuesday's blockage of the Suez Canal. More oil flows could be at risk unless the interruption is quickly resolved.

Mar 19, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We sat down with our Head of Sales in APAC, Derrick Tee to find out what inspired him to join Vortexa, what some of his biggest milestones have been to date and what success really looks like for a sales head...

Mar 19, 2021
Freight
LR2
Asia
Middle East
Naphtha
Freight
LPG
Insight
Vessel Availability
Vessel Utilisation
LR1
Far East

As naphtha continues to find outlets towards the East, LR2 utilisation is on the rise in March, helping resurrect rates from multi-year lows. But widening LPG discounts to naphtha are expected to put a lid on Asia's naphtha imports in the coming months. 

Mar 12, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Commercial Analyst? We sat down with Alice Kavanagh to dig deeper into what energises her most about working at Vortexa, how she would describe her role and who she collaborates with most in the company…

Mar 11, 2021
Freight
US
Gasoline
Europe
Houston
Latin America
Freight
PADD 3
PADD 1
Insight
Vessel Availability
Vessel Utilisation
Norway
MR tankers

The recent drop in US refinery throughput following the North American winter storm has strengthened transatlantic gasoline flows, while exerting pressure on Medium Range (MR) tankers operating in the Americas. But looking forward, the tables could be turned.

Mar 8, 2021
People & Culture
Insight

The global event of International Women’s Day (IWD) on the 8th March offers us the annual opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. IWD also provides us with the space to reflect on how far we’ve come and also what’s ahead. There is no doubt we have come a long way, but there’s still an incredibly long way to go.

Mar 5, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We sat down with Romain Guion, Head of Signal Processing & Enrichment to discover what some of his biggest milestones have been to date, what day-to-day life really looks like and what makes a head of department truly successful...

Mar 4, 2021
Freight
Crude
Asia
VLCC
Freight
Insight
Vessel Availability
Vessel Utilisation
Johan Sverdrup
Norway

The VLCC market share of Johan Sverdrup volumes continues to increase at the expense of Aframax and Suezmax tanker segments, highlighting the demand for longer-haul routes.

Feb 26, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Product Specialist? We sat down with Amy Lees to dig deeper into what energises her most about working at Vortexa, how she would describe her role and who she collaborates with most in the company…

Feb 23, 2021
Oil & Gas
Crude
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Australia
Freight
Insight
refinery

Australia's Altona refinery closure is expected to raise the country's refined product imports, with supplies from Exxonmobil's Singapore refineries. MR tanker freight rates to receive support from additional demand for the route.

Feb 19, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We sat down with our Head of Finance, Planning & Analysis, Anish Patel to find out what inspired him to join Vortexa, what advice he has for people hoping to join and what he really thinks of our company culture...

Feb 17, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Europe
ARA
Insight

European diesel/gasoil exports to PADD 1 in February are set to approach record highs seen in November amid tepid European demand and a cold snap in the US northeast.

Feb 12, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Ever wondered what a day in the life looks like at Vortexa for a Full Stack Engineer? We sat down with Pawel Pietruszka to discover what winning qualities you need to succeed, what energises him most about his position and who he collaborates with most in the company...

Feb 11, 2021
Freight
People & Culture
Insight

$19 million Series B cash injection is accelerating Vortexa's product development and fuelling an international hiring surge across the board in Singapore, London and USA offices.

Feb 11, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
Crude
Oil & Gas
CPP / Clean
Diesel
Gasoline
Infographic
Insight
refined products

We put the spotlight on the key US crude and product net flows to watch.

Feb 10, 2021
Freight
Freight
People & Culture
Insight

Vortexa joins over 600 organisations who have signed the Neptune Declaration; a global call to action to urgently end the ongoing humanitarian crisis where over 400,000 seafarers are stranded at sea.

Feb 5, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

We sat down with a Head of Services, Jakub Korzeniowski to find out what inspired Jakub to join Vortexa, what advice he has for people hoping to join and what he really thinks of our company culture...

Feb 3, 2021
Oil & Gas
US
China
Oil & Gas
Asia
Naphtha
LPG
Insight

The cold snap in North Asia ensured steady LPG export demand throughout January even as US propane prices reached their highest levels in over two years.

Jan 29, 2021
People & Culture
People & Culture
Insight

Ever wondered what it is like to intern as a PHD student at Vortexa? We sat down with Lucas Borgna to discover how his experience working as a Data Scientist unfolded, what he thought of our company culture and if he would ever want to return full time…

Jan 28, 2021
Oil & Gas
Fuel Oil
Oil & Gas
Europe
Russia
Asia
VLCC
Insight

ARA region's fuel oil exports have surged amid an influx of Baltic supplies, but limited arbitrage opportunities are proving to be a headwind for the market.

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