Popular VLCC fixtures app gets an update

The go-to app for many in the tanker industry has had a refresh. Tankers International, which operates a VLCC pool, has launched its new improved VLCC fixtures app.

First launched in 2014, the app contains comprehensive fixture data and has been downloaded by more than 25,000 individual users. Its popularity leapt last year during the brief VLCC mega boom, in which rates soared by tens of thousands of dollars per day.

The upgrades include an easier to navigate interface across different platforms, as well as improved search options based upon region, age, and operator-based data segmentation.

The app has demystified the VLCC market for shipowners, brokers, charterers, and investors

Charlie Grey, chief operating officer, Tankers International, commented: said: “It has been incredibly rewarding to see the app grow since it was first launched in 2014, and how it has demystified the VLCC market for shipowners, brokers, charterers, and investors. The new version of the app underpins Tankers International’s status as a leading hub for tanker knowledge, providing unique data and analysis that has real commercial value users.”

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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