BP Shipping evaluates its portfolio of vessels to ensure the safe transportation of hydrocarbons for the BP Group in line with Group strategy
At the end of 2012, we had 52 international vessels (37 medium-size crude and product carriers, three very large crude carriers, one North Sea shuttle tanker, eight LNG carriers and three LPG carriers). All these ships are double-hulled. Of the eight LNG carriers, BP manages one on behalf of a joint venture in which it is a participant and operates seven LNG carriers.
Regional and specialist vessels
In Alaska, we retain a fleet of four double-hulled vessels. Outside the US, we had 14 specialist vessels (two double-hulled lubricants oil barges and 4 offshore support vessels).
BP has 111 hydrocarbon-carrying vessels above 600 deadweight tonnes on time-charter, all of which are double-hulled. All these vessels participate in BP’s Time Charter Assurance Programme.