Commodity Flow

Commodity Flow is a consultancy which specialises in implementing AIS vessel and ship analytics solutions for trading and shipping companies around the world.

We deliver rapid, risk-free in-house AIS systems, or offer hosted AIS services in partnership with some of the biggest companies in the world. Our team has huge experience of delivering systems in trading or logistics environments; specialising particularly in oil, LNG, gas, iron ore and coal.  We integrate with major AIS vendors such as IHS Fairplay, Vessel Tracker and SpaceQuest.

  • Japanese LNG imports, 2011 - 2014

    The graph represents a comparison of JODI Gas Data and cFlow data for LNG imports to Japan, between 2011 and 2014. To produce this graph we used the data for imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) through ocean tankers available from  JODI, and compared it against cFlow data based on vessel's CuM capacity and Japanese LNG Port History. Both lines correlate quite closely and follow the same trend.

  • Higashi Ohgishima LNG Terminal

    Japan is the largest buyer of Natural Gas in the world and the country’s energy sector is very dependent on imports of LNG. LNG Terminal Higashi Ohgishima in Kawasaki, with the storage capacity of around 600,000 CuM, has not receive cargo since 4th of October 2014, cFlow app shows. In the beginning of the month, between 1st and 4th of October, Higashi Ohgishima LNG Terminal has received around 407,000 CuM of LNG, on top of around 190,000CuM LNG presumably carried over from Septemb...

  • Supramax Dry Freight Rates around Indonesia

    Supramax nickel ore freight rates could go up in near future, following the rumours in the market about Indonesian government loosening the ban on unprocessed nickel ore.    Since January 2014, Indonesia has passed a law banning the export of an unprocessed nickel ore and bauxite. The law requires local mining companies to build smelters in order to add value and gain more income from exporting their minerals.The Ministry of Mines and Energy of Indonesia has proposed a three-year exemp...

  • STASCO fleet patterns for last 12 months

    Below are the footprints of the Shell Stasco fleet for the last 12 months.  You can go down to the jetty level for these footprints if needs be.  Enjoy!

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