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(From Lloyds List)
Byline: Sam Chambers in Hong Kong
'IN THE Arabian Gulf VLCCs have been dreadfully quiet in the past couple of weeks,' notes a broker. 'So it has been the aframaxes and suezmaxes that have shone.'
Indeed, the suez market seems very stable after a steady week with only a slight softening in rates out of West Africa, down to W160 from a high of W170 a week ago.
'The reasonable activity in the Mediterranean has held the shipowners up,' says a London broker, quoting rates varying from W200 to W230.
Likewise, the Black Sea has …