Chevron Launches Three New Very Large Crude Carriers

Jan 11, 2019

Chevron Launches Three New Very Large Crude Carriers


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US-based energy major Chevron launched earlier this week three new very large crude carriers (VLCCs) that will join the company’s global shipping fleet.

Splashed at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in South Korea, the ships in question are Houston Voyager, Pascagoula Voyager and San Ramon Voyager.

The 318,000 dwt vessels feature a length of 336 meters and a width of 60 meters.

Each carrier has a capacity of 2 million barrels and will trade primarily between the Arabian Gulf and the US, according to Chevron.

The tankers are part of seven identical vessels ordered by Greek shipping company Maran Tankers in 2017 and chartered to Chevron.

World Maritime News Staff

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