Trafigura, Socar Trading and Litasco topped the list of charterers that gave cargoes from which broker commissions have pushed Mercy Ships Cargo Day fundraising towards $500,000.

Early this week, more than $462,300 had been raised for hospital ship operator Mercy Ships.

Participants in this year’s event, in which TradeWinds acted as a partner, are too numerous to mention but include a raft of brokers contributing 50% or more of their cargo commissions.

Braemar ACM, Howe Robinson, Simpson Spence Young, Fearnleys, Barry Rogliano Salles, Ocean Shipbroker, Affinity and Ifchor all participated.

Stena Bulk and Oldendorff are among companies that have donated at least $25,000, with Swedish tanker operator Sirius Shipping one of those making a “green pledge” of between $10,000 and $25,000.

BRS tanker analyst Alessandro Gelli said around 20 so-called Mercy Cargoes remained, with no commission estimates, indicating that Cargo Day donations could reach $500,000. “We are all very happy about that, considering the market is weak compared with last year,” he said.


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by Geoff Garfield, Tradewinds

October 20th, 2017

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