Using its Sea/net service, Clarkson Research Services has revealed the top 10 ports accessed by tankers in the 12 months to the end of October 2019
Analysis of vessel movements1 data for the 12 months to the end of October 2019 by Clarkson Research Services of its Sea/net service has revealed the top 10 tanker terminals.
Tankers of 10,000 dwt and above called at 1,444 different ports in the time period with crude oil tankers accessing 718 ports. Product tankers of 10,000 dwt and above called at almost twice as many ports (1,363).
There is no surprise that Singapore takes the top spot. The major trading and bunkering hub handled 1,215M dwt of oil tankers in the 12 months. During that time, 2,620 different oil tankers, or 50% of ships in the oil tanker fleet, called at the port.
In terms of capacity, Singapore was nearly a third greater than the runner up Fujairah. Third place Ras Tanura handled around half the volume in deadweight terms compared to Singapore. Outside the top three terminals, tanker movements drop away sharply with the ports outside the top 20 handled an average of 7.5M dwt.
Top 10 tanker terminals
Note 1: Sea/net port calls are defined as all instances of ships entering and leaving defined port locations and slowing to below 1 knot and includes ‘non-cargo handling’ activity such as bunkering, other anchorage visits and repair