The Study begins with an examination of world crude oil movements, which indicates that the greater proportion is suitable for supertanker trading. Main VLCC loading and discharge areas are discussed, and the various types of terminal, including those of the single buoy mooring (SBM) class, are indicated. Section I of the Study examines both current and future VLCC/ULCC terminals by crude oil exporting area and is illustrated by maps of the most important of these areas showing the juxtaposition of oilfields, pipelines and terminals. This is followed in Section II by a discussion of worldwide supertanker discharge and transhipment terminals. This section is also illustrated by maps of the major importing areas showing terminals, pipelines and refining areas. In both these sections terminal throughput is discussed, together with the relative part these terminals play in the whole crude oil export and import pattern. An analysis of the utilization of supertanker terminals is included in the third section of the Study, which is based on the 1976-77 voyage pattern of a 25% sample of the supertanker fleet. The Study concludes with a discussion of future utilization of superports in the light of known port development plans, projected fleet size and oil movements.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Drewry (HP) (Shipping Consultants) Limited

    Research Division, 24 Brook Street
    London W1Y 2LL,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 63 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168209
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Drewry (HP) (Shipping Consultants) Limited
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Number 55 Monog Ser.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM