Intertanko tallies tanker deliveries

The International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (Intertanko), Oslo, reports 64 crude oil tankers totaling 7.9 million dwt were delivered in 1993 to the end of July. That compares with 75 tankers scrapped during the same period, with a combined 7.6 million dwt. "Scrapping has come to a halt," Intertanko said. "China, the main breaker, has been reported to have problems financing more purchases." Intertanko said China scrapped 29 vessels this year, with Bangladesh having scrapped 14, Pakistan 9, India 13, and other countries 10. Thailand entered the market by buying its first very large crude carrier (VLCC) for scrap. Of the 202 tankers on order in July,...

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