Gunvor subsidiary Clearlake Shipping has reportedly spearheaded a surprise chartering spree for MR product tankers in the period market.

Brokers report Clearlake as behind the fixtures of the 50,000-dwt BW Lioness, BW Leopard (both built 2014) and BW Osprey (built 2015) from Hafnia in early February for 12 to 18 months at $14,250 per day.