Each year, these massive tankers, which can hold more than 3 million barrels of oil, move ᴄʟᴏsᴇ to 2,000,000,000 metric tons of oil through waterways. Waterways are more economical for transferring oil than pipelines, which are much more expensive and time-consuming. Additionally, the biggest tankers’ cost to transport oil is approximately 2 to 4 cents per gallon, making it highly profitable.
The largest operational oil tanker ship in the world is the Euronav Oceania. It is a ULCC that was developed in 2003 for the shipping company Hellespont by the Sᴏᴜᴛʜ Kᴏʀᴇᴀn shipbuilding firm Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering. The $90 million price tag for its construction. In 2004, it was known as Hellespont Fairfax; in 2015, it was TI Oceania; in 2017, and in 2018, it was Seaways L and Seaways Laura Lynn. It was renamed Euronav Oceania after being acquired by the international maritime firm Euronav. It is owned by Euronav Shipping NV, and it is run by Euronav Ship Management.
VLCC- DHT COLT
The extremely large oil carrier DHT COLT was constructed in 2018 by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Corporation LTD at the Okpo shipyard in Sᴏᴜᴛʜ Kᴏʀᴇᴀ. It uses cutting-edge nautical technologies, including a double hull and gearlessness, to increase speed and productivity while lowering carbon emissions. It is run by independent crude oil tanker operator DHT Management As.
Chevron Voyager Series
Chevron Shipping Company has added a new line of extremely large crude carriers to its fleet of oil tankers. The three VLCCs have a combined capacity of almost 2 million barrels of oil and are named Houston Voyager, Pascagoula Voyager, and San Ramon Voyager. In 2019 Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Corporation designed and manufactured these three carriers for the Greek firm Maran Tankers.
Let’s take a look at The Most Amazing Tanker Ships In The World in the video below:
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