Period charter rates have moved progressively higher in the suezmax market this month, riding on strong spot market sentiment amid tight tonnage across the tanker spectrum.

At the beginning of last week, Polembros Shipping chartered the 157,258-dwt Kimolos Warrior (built 2013) to Trafigura for one year at $32,000 per day, according to brokers.

Teekay charter

Then, Teekay Tankers reportedly fixed the 156,900-dwt Tahoe Spirit (built 2010) to Koch Industries for the same period at $36,000 per day and the 158,600-dwt Atlanta Spirit (built 2011) to Lukoil at $40,000 per day.