The 1970s saw a huge increase in the capacity of the world's shipyards to build tankers. The well-known slump in the market after 1973 left a surplus of ships and a surplus of building yard capacity. Some yards closed, and efforts have been made by the traditional shipbuilding nations to further reduce capacity and to co-operate on policy. Simultaneously however, new shipbuilders have emerged in third world countries. The end of the 1970s saw a modest revival in tanker ordering, but for smaller ships. The study analyses the historical output of tankers by each of the world's shipyards, and the present yard-by-yard orderbook for newbuildings in order to assess the size and location of capacity which will exist to build the tankers which may be ordered in the 1980s. The study also looks at historical newbuilding price trends.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • One of a series of ten Shipping Studies to be published in 1981 by HPD Shipping Publications. Cost per copy is $110.00, the entire series of ten $620.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    HPD Shipping Publications

    34 Brook Street, Mayfair
    London W1Y 2LL,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1981

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330310
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 92
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM