The Century Class are the largest tankers to be delivered under the BP Shipping fleet rejuvenation project.
Named in commemoration of BP Shipping’s proud 100 year history, building of the British Century began two weeks into our 100th year.
The Century class are Suezmax tankers, the largest tankers able to transit the Suez Canal in a laden condition and specifically designed to fit through the expanded Panama Canal making them particularly versatile. They can lift over one million barrels of oil and will operate worldwide, predominantly focused on long haul dirty trades.
At the time of delivery, the Century class was amongst the most technologically-advanced tankers in the world and the most fuel-efficient for their size and power.
BP operates these ships with its own crews.
||158,295 tonnes (at sumer draft)
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|Capacity||(98% full) 171,000 cubic metres|
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