Deep Sea Tankers

  • 1.8bn

     Seaborne crude oil trade 2013 (billion mt)

  • 4142

     Deep sea tankers in the fleet at the start of 2014

  • 7

     Offices

  • 139

     Number of staff

We broker deals for the huge vessels that carry crude or petroleum products across the world. As truly global brokers, we handle more deep sea business than any other company. Our experienced teams have long-standing and close working relationships with all the major owners and charterers.

Petroleum products power our vehicles and planes, heat our homes, run our factories, and form the basis for the plastics that go into a vast range of consumer and industrial products.

Our worldwide team delivers best-in-class performance in all three major deep sea markets - crude oil, 'clean' and 'dirty' petroleum products. We facilitate deals between oil companies, traders and shipowners, and negotiate for cargoes to be transported between producers and refiners. The size of tankers we deal with ranges from 20,000 dwt ships carrying refined petroleum products (including naphtha, jet fuel, gasoline, gasoil and fuel oil) to crude oil tankers in excess of 300,000 dwt. On a day-to-day basis our team handles all aspects of spot chartering and longer-period timecharters as well as Contracts of Affreightment (CoAs) and individual project consultancy.

We provide a global service whilst maintaining personal relationships at a local level through six offices in the Middle East, Europe, the USA, India and the Far East.

Bob Knight
MD Deep SeaTankers

Our scale and geographical spread means that we cover every major crude oil loading area, including the Arabian Gulf, West Africa, Mediterranean/Black Sea, Baltic and North Sea, Caribbean and United States West Coast and South America - delivering to refineries worldwide. We are supported by a team of experienced operations professionals which provides our clients with a comprehensive service based on experience and knowledge. This begins from the moment a deal is concluded and often continues far beyond the point at which the vessel is discharged, assisting in the settlement of demurrage and other claims.

Knowledge, expertise and industry-leading business information - such as 'The Tanker Register' produced by our colleagues in Research - form the backbone of our capability. Research data is combined with our market intelligence by dedicated tanker analysts in order to support our clients' decision-making processes.

Our premise is simple: the better informed we are, the more business our clients want to do with us… and the more business we do the better informed we become.

Bob Knight
MD Deep Sea Tankers

DEEP SEA TANKERS OFFICES

Vessel types

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    Vessel type

    VLCC tanker

    Typical Size

    295,000 - 320,000 dw tonnes

    Typical Length

    333 (m)

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    Vessel type

    Suezmax tanker

    Typical Size

    145,000 - 165,000 dw tonnes

    Typical Length

    274 (m)

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    Vessel type

    Aframax tanker

    Typical Size

    95,000 - 120,000 dw tonnes

    Typical Length

    244 (m)

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    Vessel type

    Panamax tanker

    Typical Size

    65,000 - 75,000 dw tonnes

    Typical Length

    228 (m)

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    Vessel type

    MR tanker

    Typical Size

    40,000 - 55,000 dw tonnes

    Typical Length

    183 (m)

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    Vessel type

    Handysize tanker

    Typical Size

    25,000 - 40,000 dw tonnes

    Typical Length

    183 (m)

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    Vessel type

    LR1 tanker

    Typical Size

    65,000 - 85,000 dw tonnes

    Typical Length

    228 (m)

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    Vessel type

    LR2 tanker

    Typical Size

    95,000 - 120,000 dw tonnes

    Typical Length

    244 (m)

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