BP and Koch Industries have reportedly fixed their suezmax tankers for loading from the Middle East Gulf at significantly higher rates than the levels seen before last Thursday’s tanker attacks.

Brokers reported the 158,300 dwt British Heritage (built 2017), owned by ICBC Leasing and operated by BP, was fixed by Repsol to lift from Iraq’s Basrah terminal on 27 June for a shipment to northern Spain at Worldscale 55.

Unipec reportedly fixed the 164,565-dwt Euronike (built 2005), owned by a Pareto fund, for lifting from the same terminal on the same date.