Work has begun on Europe’s two largest-ever butane river tankers, at the VEKA shipyard at Lemmer (Netherlands). Each vessel is around three times the size of today’s typical Rhine barges.
Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. announced today that it has declared options with Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. for the construction of two, Suezmax-sized, DP2 shuttle tanker newbuildings for a total fully-built-up cost of approximately $265 million.
VesselsValue Deals database shows that Greek owners have placed 35 orders for new bulkers and tankers since the start of 2017.
In 2015, no fewer than 51 very large crude carriers (VLCCs) discharged and/or loaded fuel oil in the port of Rotterdam. That is 22 more of these ‘giants’ (200,000-320,000 tonnes deadweight) than last year, and 12 more than in the record year of 2012.
As land storage sites worldwide reach brimming point due to a supply glut, tens of millions of barrels of oil are sitting on tankers looking for homes – threatening logistical paralysis.
National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has signed a deal to buy a further five very large crude tankers from ship builder Hyundai Heavy Industries, the exclusive oil-shipper for Saudi Aramco said on Wednesday.
Of the 8,750+ tankers in the global fleet that are required to comply with SOLAS regulations on the mandatory carriage of ECDIS by their first survey following this date, 54% are now using ENCs (Electronic Nautical Charts) on ECDIS.
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