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New Publication: The Tanker Register 2017

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The Tanker Register 2017. By Clarkson Research Studies Limited. (London: 2017). 1,082 pages. Preface. Glossary. Tables. Directories. Indexes. Internet: www.crsl.com. E-mail: sales.crs@clarksons.co.uk. Price: £300/€450/$480. Price: £315/€409.50/U$441.

Clarkson's Register is a comprehensive guide to tanker vessels with deadweight capacities of 10,000 tons and greater. They include VLCC and ULCC crude oil carriers, general purpose tankers, naval auxiliaries, combined carriers, and vessels specifically designed to handle chemicals, asphalt, methanol, or wine.  

The Tanker Register is prefaced by an analysis of the 2016 tanker market and assessment of the outlook for 2017. The four subsequent sections consist of:

I.     Statistical tables and graphs depicting the evolution and technical character of the tanker fleet, with separate analyses of types such as "single skin", double hull and double bottom tankers, bulk/oil carriers, tankers with coated tanks, combination carriers, etc. Also provided is a census of vessel scrappage, orders, and deliveries.

II.    Ship finder indexes (grouped by dwt class and type – ULCC/VLCC, Aframax, Suezmax, Handy size, Panamax, ore/oil, bulk/oil, etc.). There is also an index of ex-names of vessels.

III.    Vessel-specific information:  name and ex-names; ownership; flag of registry; builder; class/type; hull dimensions and classification; tonnages (dwt, gross tons, etc.); tank capacity and layout; cargo handling parameters; and propulsion data (engine type, horsepower, fuel consumption in tons/day, bunker capacity). Also included is a glossary of technical terminology and abbreviations.

IV.    A directory to owners and managers complete with vessel rosters, addresses, websites, emails, and phone and fax numbers

The Register reveals that as of January 1, 2017, the world tanker fleet consisted of 6,369 vessels with total deadweight capacity of nearly 554.6 million metric tons. On order were 721 vessels representing 75.8 million deadweight tons, including 13 crude oil carriers with an average deadweight of 320,000 tons. See the attachment for detail.


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