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Ocean Freight Carriers of Crude Oil Prevent
Tanker owners operating their crude oil ocean freight carrier vessels within the waters of the United States will certainly be extra careful in the days and months ahead considering the problems with crude oil pollution lately. Just being thought of as being associated with crude oil transport can be a touchy-subject now adays for some Americans. It could certainly pay for tanker owners to make sure all preventative measures are in place on their freight carrier vessels and in their operations to ensure no crude oil spills can occur in American waters due to their tankers and that if such an accident does occur that they had all the correct preventative measures in place for the investigators to notice. The resulting damage to a ocean freight carriers corporate image if they're seen as being responsible for a spill due to preventative measures not being in place could get the attention of the agencies tasked with watching over such affairs and this could be an unwise move at this time in American history?

AET was forced to deal with every tanker operator in the United States worst nightmare the other day. The 95,000-dwt double-hull aframax Eagle Otome (built in 1994) was involved in one of the latest instances of an oil spill in American waters. The Eagle Otome apparently collided with a Kirby-owned barge and then subsequently had an unfortunate meeting with a Gearbulk bulker while in Port Arthur.

The investigation by the United States National Transport Safety Bureau (USNTSB) is still ongoing at the moment, so any comments on the causes at this time would be fruitless. The United States National Transport Safety Bureau has commented that AET has already taken preventative steps in light of the accident before any recommendations can be formed.

What kind of preventative measures is the bureau talking about? AET has started implementing additional tug boats in its operations in the waterway in question and increased the internal vetting of the vessels they implement.
Posted on 16 Sep 2010 by Momentum
Chinese Crude Oil Freight Carriers Wanted
It has been a year since the shockwaves sent through the crude oil freight carrier industry by Captain Mao Shija's comments that he would think seriously about setting up a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) pool to help China deal with her increasing desire for crude oil from around the world to feed the fastest growing industrial complex in the world.

Captain Mao Shija is the head man for China Shipping Development Corporation (CSDC) and a respected professional in the freight carrier industry. The setting up of a Chinese tanker pool was viewed at the time of Mr. Shija's comments to be a possible sign of Chinese protectionism. That in the future it might be harder for foreign tanker owners to do business in a Chinese tanker market dominated by Chinese-flagged tankers importing oil.

Things have since calmed a bit in the tanker industry as Captain Mao Shija has since this time voiced comments that at least for the time being any Chinese tanker pool would have to be composed of tankers from around the world. According to sources around the freight carrier industry the Chinese domestic tanker fleet isn't currently large enough to transport the volume of crude oil demanded by China's industry.

China's rate of oil consumption is only going to increase in the years ahead as it ramps up industry and business. At present, China's demand for crude oil regularly reaches double-digit growth on a yearly basis according to sources and at the end of last year China consumed more than 8 million barrels of crude oil per day. A growing middle class is going to thirst for crude oil in the years ahead in the century of the environment. China's tanker fleet has grown and has plans to grow more in the years ahead in order to try to meet demands for transport from a handful of tankers to its present size of around 32 VLCCs. 32 VLCCs isn't likely to be enough tankers to transport the volume of crude oil that China needs, and experts around the industry believe that China will need to increase its tanker fleet by at least 30 ships in the years ahead in order to meet demands for transport of crude oil and keep China's industry growing.
Posted on 15 Sep 2010 by Momentum

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