Petronas in top ten of new tonnage study

Singapore: Malaysian energy giant Petronas is the tenth largest shipowner in the world, according to a new study. Maritime CEO, a sister title of SeaShip News, has linked up with UK ship pricing system to bring readers an exclusive insight into the world’s 50 richest owners by tonnage owned.

Timed to coincide with the greatest shipowner gathering of them all, Posidonia, the annual roll call of the world’s wealthiest shipowners in terms of ships owned sees Petronas in tenth place, when its subsidiaries AET and MISC are combined into the whole group. Petronas’s combined owned fleet including ships on order is worth $5.96bn, ranking number one in Southeast Asia.

Readers can find out about the leading global fleets with details on value and size, broken down into ships afloat and on order. What’s more, this is just a start. While this inaugural list is derived from five sectors that currently tracks, going forward the data will become richer.

Richard Rivlin, CEO of, says the online ship pricing site will add offshore, car carriers and reefers by the end of the year.

The whole magazine, including the Rich List, can be accessed free online here.   [23/05/14]

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