In 2013, a year when Brent crude reached almost $120 a barrel, supertankers
earned an average $18,621 a day, according to Clarkson.
achieved this milestone through seven sorties on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, surpassing the previous record of 110,000 gallons.
There are nearly 600 supertankers
circling the globe and - due to the payload security - is vital.
The FAA has now issued Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) certificate 137, which allows Global SuperTanker
to fly in revenue service.
Iran has been storing excess oil on supertankers
in the Persian Gulf for the last 2.
The NITC has taken delivery of four new Chinese supertankers
in recent weeks in the face of US-led sanctions against Iran's energy sector," the report by the International Energy Agency said.
Seoul: An Iranian supertanker
is sailing to Ulsan port, indicating South Korea will probably import oil from the Middle East nation for a third month even amid Western sanctions aimed at curbing the purchases.
ECO-DISASTER : The wrecked Amoco Cadiz supertanker
, with a storm-driven 'halo' of oil around it
Earnings from shipping Middle East crude oil to Asia, the world's busiest route for supertankers
, last week rose to the highest in more than three months on increased cargo volumes.
Andrew Mwangura, coordinator of the East African Seafarers Assistance Programme (SAP-NET), confirmed on Saturday that the supertanker
was free, and that a Singapore-registered ship with 19 Chinese sailors on board hijacked in June in the Gulf of Aden had also been released.
Andrew Mwangura, coordinator of the East African Seafarers Assistance Programme, confirmed the supertanker
was free, and that a Singapore-registered ship with 19 Chinese sailors onboard hijacked in June in the Gulf of Aden had also been released.
, which was damaged in the Strait of Hormuz - a transit point for about 40 percent of tanker-shipped oil worldwide.