Tankers have increased in size in recent years necessitating an equivalent increase in terminal size and harbour facilities. The first very large crude carriers (VLCC) of 150,000 DWT appeared about 5 years ago and now make up 40% of the world tanker fleet and will become 60% when present ships on order are delivered. The tanker size is also increasing from 60 ft. draft 200,000 tonners, to Ultra Large Crude Carriers, 73 ft. draft 300,000 tonners, to mammoth 93 ft. draft 540,000 tonners with 100 ft. plus draft 700/1,000,000 DWT ships in various planning stages. Use of these vessels must be closely matched to harbour draft limitations and terminal capacity. This report examines the world-wide facilities for these tankers and the future plans to develop harbour, terminal and refining facilities to accommodate the increasing world-wide trade in crude oil.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Drewry (HP) (Shipping Consultants) Limited

    Palladium House, 1-4 Argyll Street
    London W1V 1AD,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1973-8-1

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 67 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 15

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050986
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Drewry (HP) (Shipping Consultants) Limited
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 15 1974 12:00AM