The vessels BP Shipping operates are capable of transporting many different kinds of oil, from clean products such as gasoline, diesel fuel or jet fuel to dirty products such as crude oil or fuel oil. Some vessels, like BP Shipping’s Cloud class, are highly versatile vessels specifically designed for key BP trades and can carry clean and dirty products and chemical grades. Some of their first cargoes have been palm oil and vegetable oil.
All the new ships feature the latest innovations in propulsion. The tankers and product carriers have super long stroke ‘G-type’ engines, for example. These have significantly lower revolutions per minute than their predecessors and can be programmed electronically to a desired speed and power depending on conditions, allowing them to meet the industry’s energy efficiency design index requirements for ships contracted after 2020.
The Cloud class vessels are amongst the most technologically advanced tankers in the world and the most fuel efficient for their size and power
These vessels possess the flexibility to adapt to multiple worldwide trades; clean or dirty, long haul or short haul, East and West hemisphere
The R class are Aframax tankers ‘AFRA’ (Average Freight Rate Assessment) and typically carry crude oil or dirty products