INTERTANKO: VLCC FLEET GROWING

The world fleet of very large crude carriers (VLCCs) continues to grow, reported International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (Intertanko). As many as 26 VLCCs are slated for delivery later this year in addition to the 16 delivered in 1993 as of July 1, Intertanko said. Meantime, scrapping of VLCCs is accelerating, with 13 sold for scrap in first half 1993 vs. eight the same time last year. The tanker and combined fleet now totals about 300 million dwt, up 33 milli

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