VLCCs on Tuesday continued their upward momentum, as activity to China appears to have picked up.

According to Howe Robinson shipbrokers, a VLCC on a spot voyage from the Middle East Gulf to China jumped from -$1,365 per day to $5,028 per day over the last week, with eco-designed ships hitting $18,203 per day up from $12,290 per day.

Other routes improved, too: VLCCs out of West Africa rose to $7,021 per day and from the US Gulf to $11,684 per day.