Liberian Registry becomes the world’s largest tanker flag

The Liberian Registry is now the world’s largest tanker flag. With the recent addition of 2.7m gt of new tankers, the Liberian tanker fleet now stands at 57.4m gt according to data from Clarksons, making Liberia the world’s leading tanker flag in terms of gross tonnage. Overall, the flag has recently passed the 200m gt mark

Benson Peretti, executive vice president at the registry, commented: “We have been able to appeal to tanker owners specifically, not just due to our cost-advantages, but thanks in large part to our continuously improving safety rankings; our detention prevention program; and our global network of 24/7 localised support. What is also so encouraging about this development is in the type of technologically advanced and fuel efficient vessels we have been registering.”

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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