PROSPECTS FOR SMALL TANKERS: AN ASSESSMENT OF REQUIREMENTS AND AVAILABILITY OF TANKERS BELOW 100,000 DWT, UP TO 1985

This survey has examined the small tanker market in depth, and concludes that a good case can be made for an early recovery in this sector of the tanker market. The survey is structured as follows: The outlook for small tankers to 1985.: Overall tanker market prospects, employment and demand for small tankers in 1977, Forecast demand for small tankers up to 1985 on intra-area (coastal and short-sea) crude and products trades, inter-area crude trades, inter-area refined products trades (including new Middle East and African export trades) and on grain trades, The supply of small tankers up to 1985; Market prospects and newbuilding requirements up to 1985 including allowance for impact of proposed IMCO segregated ballast tank (SBT) requirements. This overview is supported by more detailed analysis in subsequent chapters of the survey, including the following: The fleet of small tankers: Historical trends in the size distribution of the world tanker fleet; Detailed analysis of the existing fleet of small tankers by ownership, flag, draft, length, age and propulsion; Detailed analysis of the present orderbook of small tankers, and examination of historical scrapping of small tankers, development of a scrapping profile of the fleet and projection of the future supply of small tankers. The employment of small tankers: Sample tracking of the small tanker fleet, The trading pattern of small tankers, and ports used by these ships; Tankers operating on products trades, and a comparison of observed vessel employment with measurement of vessel sophistication. The economics of operating small tankers: Comparison of costs and revenues for small, medium-sized and large tankers; Newbuilding economics including translating fully-built up costs into unit transportation costs; The economics of using larger vessels on traditional small ship trades through port upgrading, part-cargo trading, transhipment, lightening and lightering, an analysis of ships fixed to limited draft ports in the US to show the extent to which small ships have been replaced by larger vessels, and a description and impact of proposed IMCO segregated ballast tank (SBT) regulations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Drewry (HP) (Shipping Consultants) Limited

    Research Division, 24 Brook Street
    London W1Y 2LL,   England 
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  • Accession Number: 00189083
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: HPD Shipping Publications
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM