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    LONDON, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Rising freight rates were weighing
    on spot trade to Asia on Monday while several more tenders
    emerged.

    * Around a dozen cargoes of January-loading Angolan crude
    were still available. The February loading programme is expected
    early next week.
    * Freight rates have been rising again due to delays
    relating the upcoming switch to cleaner fuels in January to meet
    new rules standards set by the International Maritime
    Organisation.
    * The World Scale rate for a VLCC to Asia from west Africa
    has crept up to just over 100, a trader and ship broker said.
    * Angola’s state firm sold its cargo of Dalia after offering
    it around dated Brent plus $3.00 at the end of last week.
    * Total was offering Nigerian Qua Iboe at dated Brent plus
    $3.90, Akpo at dated Brent plus $1.60 and Amenam at dated Brent
    plus $1.90.
    * India’s IOC issued a fresh tender for crude loading Feb.
    11-20. Results are expected on Wednesday.
    * Uruguay’s ANCAP issued a new tender for March delivery
    crude closing on Dec. 12.

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    (Reporting By Julia Payne)

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