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A more complete picture of German refined product imports with weekly data & analysis

Learn details of refined product flows from the ARA up the Rhine

Rhine River MapFor anyone with exposure to the refined products markets, particularly diesel and gasoil, it is valuable to have an accurate, up-to-date view of German demand levels and import volumes. Genscape’s combination of industry expertise, AIS data, and proprietary storage data provide a comprehensive, weekly report of Rhine barge flows, broken down by refined product type, load terminals, and delivery areas.

European gasoil and ULSD markets are particularly reactive to German demand. Genscape’s weekly Rhine Oil Barge Report illuminates the flows of refined products into Germany via the Rhine. It also includes summaries of seaborne cargo imports from the European Waterborne Products Report, so that traders and analysts can better gauge total German refined product demand.

The report is produced using Genscape Vesseltracker data, which boasts the most comprehensive and accurate data feed of global shipping, in order to follow barges loading up the Rhine to their final destinations. By carefully monitoring each vessel using AIS technology, and referencing detailed intelligence on load and discharge terminals, Genscape is able to accurately estimate true volumes of refined product flows to their final destination.

The report is released on Wednesdays each week and reflects all of the oil barge movements into Germany over the previous week up until Friday.

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Delivery: Weekly PDF

Frequency: Wednesdays

Locations: Europe

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Features of the Rhine Oil Barge Report:

  • Weekly commentary and analysis on key trends and events
  • Data on refined product flows from the ARA storage and refining hub to inland terminals in Germany
  • Summary of seaborne cargoes discharged into German ports
  • Detailed list of barges entering Germany each week
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How Does Genscape Gather the Data for the Rhine Oil Barge Report?

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Benefits of the Rhine Oil Barge Report:

  • Find efficiency and cost savings with this comprehensive weekly dataset and report
  • Utilize Genscape’s breadth of proprietary data and trusted market intelligence to understand fluctuations in German demand
  • Support investment and trading decisions in European refined products markets  
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How Does Genscape Gather the Data for the Rhine Oil Barge Report?

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Rhine Oil Barge Report Methodology

Genscape’s methodology for identifying both barge and seaborne cargo flows uses a combination of intelligence sources including vessel fixtures, proprietary knowledge of terminals, arbitrage monitoring, and market sources. For seaborne flows this allows Genscape to identify each vessel’s cargo and provide details of the reasoning. On barges tracking, where there are no vessel fixture reports to reference, Genscape aggregates the voyages and calculates the overall volumes of each refined product for the week rather than listing individual barge cargos. The metrics on each grade are determined statistically though a proprietary algorithm by referencing the available storage capacity at each terminal where barges loaded during the week as well as the capacity at discharge terminals along the Rhine and its tributaries.

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