Trafigura has reportedly chartered at least six more VLCCs in the period market as the trading giant continues its chartering spree amid improved economics for floating storage.

Brokers reported Trafigura took the 300,000-dwt newbuilding Halcyon from Evalend Shipping at $40,000 per day on a six-month charter, which can be extended by another six months at $15,750 per day.

The vessel is due to be delivered by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries later this year.