GlobalData’s latest report, H1 2016 Oil Tanker, LNG Carrier, and LPG Tanker Outlook, has indicated that in terms of planned oil tanker deadweight tonnage, Gener8 Maritime, Maran Tankers Management and Tsakos Energy Navigation are the top three operators globally, with 3 319 000, 2 212 900 and 1 619 300 t planned, respectively.
Four new crude oil tankers were announced in the 1H16, with Arab Maritime Petroleum Transport Co. announcing two, and Kyoei Tanker Co. and Tsakos Energy Navigation announcing one each, according to data from research and consulting firm GlobalData.
The company’s report states that in terms of planned Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carrier storage capacity, the top three operators are Teekay LNG Partners with 3 460 000 m3, Mitsui OSK Lines with 3 032 934 m3, and Maran Gas Maritime with 2 256 000 m3.
SK Shipping Company and Maran Gas Maritime each announced two new LNG carriers in the first half of 2016. SK Shipping Co. announced the LNG carriers Skes 5 and Skes 6, each with a storage capacity of 180,000 m3. Maran Gas Maritime, meanwhile, announced Maran Gas I and Maran Gas II, each with a storage capacity of 173 400 m3.
The report also identifies that Petredec, BW Group and Exmar LPG BVBA are the top three operators in the world in terms of planned Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) tanker storage capacity. The three operators are expected have planned carrier storage capacity of 610 800 m3, 336 000 m3 and 228 000 m3 respectively. In 1H16, Petredec announced four new LPG tankers, while Nippon Yusen Kaisha Line, BW Gas, and Hyproc Shipping Co. each announced two.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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