The growing size of the VLCC fleet, both in number and DWT capacity, has led oil compaines to re-evaluate their traditional supply methods. The report discusses existing and proposed VLCC terminals, updating data provided in an earlier survey, developments being related to new refinery and pipeline developments. Alternative methods of employing VLCC's and the very much bigger tankers now beginning to enter service - which include two-port discharging, lightening at sea, etc. - are evaluated, the report continuing with a detailed review of existing and proposed transhipment terminals. Particular emphasis is placed on North American projects, account being taken of economic, environmental and operational criteria and the programmes of individual oil companies.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Drewry (HP) (Shipping Consultants) Limited

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

Media Info

  • Pagination: 73 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099992
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Drewry (HP) (Shipping Consultants) Limited
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 15
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM