Our fleet

BP Shipping evaluates its portfolio of vessels to ensure the safe transportation of hydrocarbons for the BP Group in line with Group strategy

International fleet

We manage an international fleet of 46 vessels, from the incredibly handy ‘MR Handysize’ to the colossal VLCC. 

3 x Suezmax
5 x LNG
17 x Aframax
9 x Handymax
5 x Handysize

*Vessel data correct on 19 September 2018

Regional and specialist vessels

In Alaska, we retain a fleet of four double-hulled vessels. Outside the US, we had 18 specialist vessels (two double-hulled lubricants oil barges and four North Sea support vessels and four offshore support vessels each one complete with two autonomous rescue and recovery craft).

Time-charter vessels

At the end of 2016 BP had 131 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.

Spot-charter vessels

BP spot-charters vessels, typically for single voyages. These vessels are always vetted for safety assurance prior to each use.

Other Vessels

BP uses various craft such as tugs, crew boats and seismic vessels in support of the group’s business. We also use sub-600 deadweight tonne barges to carry hydrocarbons on inland waterways.