The ships of the BP Bird class are tankers that bear the names of birds.
At 115,000 dead weight tonnes, they are at the top of the internationally-recognized shipping group known as Aframax, which generally denotes a vessel of from 80,000 to 120,000 tonnes deadweight. Aframax, an acronym for ‘average freight rate assessment maximum’, denotes a category of efficient crude oil tankers that can economically transport a significant amount of cargo. Cargo aboard a BP Bird-class tanker typically will include either crude oil or fuel oils.
||113,782 tonnes - Aframax group
The Partnership class comprises six state-of-the-art LNG vessels to be delivered by 2019
The Cloud class are the smallest product tankers to be delivered under the BP Shipping fleet rejuvenation project
The Mariner class are the first product tankers to be delivered under the BP Shipping fleet rejuvenation project