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Top 12 Tanker Shipping Companies in the world

The top 12 tanker shipping companies are listed below

The world merchant shipping fleet different types of vessels. The general cargo type ships lead the share of vessels while tankers are in 2nd Place. As of 1st January 2019, the world tanker fleet had 15,158 ships. This contains crude oil tankers, Chemical/product tankers, and LNG tankers. Hence, tanker shipping plays a major role in the maritime industry.

To give you a clear understanding on tanker shipping, we have mentioned below the top 10 tanker vessel operating company below according to their market revenue.

01. Teekay Corp

Top 10 Tanker Shipping Companies-Teekay Corp

Teekay Corp is the largest tanker operator and one of the largest tanker shipping companies in the world. The company was founded in 1973 in Hamilton, Bermuda with the vision of its founder Torben Karlshoej.

The company has started with the second and third-hand vessels and currently, it owns vessels ranging from mid-sized tankers including Suezmax, Aframax, and long-range two vessels (LR2) to carry LNG, LPG, and crude oil. 

It has operating offices in Singapore, London, Houston, and Vancouver. Teekay Petrojarl, Omi, Cork Spirit L.L.C. Teekay Shipping Norway As, and Teekay Shipping (Australia) Pty. Ltd. Are few subsidiaries of Teekay Corporation.

  • Revenue: $2 billion
  • Market Cap: $268.95 million
  • Assets: $2.23 billion
  • Headquarters: Hamilton, Bermuda

02. Euronav NV

Top 10 Tanker Shipping Companies-Euronav

Euronav is the second -largest tanker operating company in the world.  It is a Belgium based crude oil company having operational offices in Qatar, Switzerland and Hong Kong. 

Euronav’s fleet includes FSOs, V-PLus, VLCCs, and Suezmax vessels flying Belgian, Greek, French, Liberian, and Marshall Islands flags. The company has started operations in 1989 as a subsidiary of Compagnie Nationale de Navigation (CNN). The company has 75 vessels in operation.

  • Revenue: $1.4 billion
  • Market Cap: $1.63 billion
  • Assets: $3.71 billion
  • Headquarters: Belgium

03. Scorpio Tankers Inc.

Top 10 Tanker Shipping Companies-Scorpio

Scorpio Tankers Inc. is the 3rd largest tanker operating company transporting petroleum products worldwide.

The company has owned 128 product tankers (42 LR2 tankers, 12 LR1 tankers, 56 MR tankers including 4 newbuilds and 14 Handymax tankers) and 10 charted vessels (three MR tankers and seven Handymax tankers). Scorpio Tankers Inc is founded in 2009 in Monaco and has an operating office in New York.

STI Supreme Shipping Company Limited, Sting LLC, STI Guard Shipping Company Limited and Venice Shipping Company Limited are few subsidiaries of Scorpio tankers.

  • Revenue: $958.1 million
  • Market Cap: $700.64 million
  • Assets: $5.16 billion
  • Headquarters: Monaco

04. Frontline Ltd

Top 10 Tanker Shipping Companies-Frontline Ltd

Frontline Ltd owns 19 VLCC, 29 Suezmax and 20 Aframax/LR2 vessels fly under the flag of Hong Kong, Michigan, and Libya.

The company was founded in 1985 as Frontline AB. After a merge with London & Overseas Freighters in 1998, the company was renamed Frontline. The company has operating offices in Singapore, London, Glasgow, and Oslo other than the principal office in Bermuda.

  • Revenue: $957.3 million
  • Market Cap: $1.22 billion
  • Assets: $3.134 billion
  • Headquarters: Hamilton, Bermuda

05. DHT Holdings

Top 10 Tanker Shipping Companies-DHT

Double Hull Tankers, Inc. is an independent crude oil company commonly known as DHT. DHT has operating offices in Singapore, Monaco, and Oslo.

The company’s tanker fleet includes 27 VLCC vessels operate under Hong Kong and French. The modern ships have built by the leading ship construction companies including, Daewoo, Hyundai, and Bohai.

  • Revenue: $535 million
  • Market Cap: $941.10 million
  • Assets: $1.68 billion
  • Headquarters: Hamilton, Bermuda

06. Tsakos Energy Navigation

Top 10 Tanker Shipping Companies-TEN Ltd

Tsakos Energy Navigation is also known as TEN Ltd. Ten is one of the oldest tanker shipping companies in the world and ranks in 6th place revenue-wise. It has a fleet of modern crude and product tankers with strong ice-class capabilities, shuttle tankers, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels.

Currently, the Ten fleet has 64 vessels including 2 VLCC, 13 Suezmax, 20  Aframax/LR2, 11 Panama LR1,17 handymax, 2 LNG, and 3 DP2 shuttles.  Tsakos Energy Navigation is also a leader in operating ice-class vessels.

  • Revenue: $512.5 million
  • Market Cap: $167.14 million
  • Assets: $3.156 billion
  • Headquarters: Athens, Greece

07. Navios Maritime Holdings

Top 10 Tanker Shipping Companies-Navios Maritime Holdings

Navios Maritime Holdings is a leading brand name in shipping, being for than 60 years in the industry. Navios businesses expand to raw materials producing, agricultural trading and exporting, industrial end-users, ship owning, chartering, ship and derivative brokering, agency, and being a financial business partner.

Navios Tankers Management Inc. handles the tanker fleet of the company. Navios operates VLCC, LR1, and LR2 product/chemical tankers. The company generates most of its revenue from the operation in the South American region.

  • Revenue: $484.8 million
  • Market Cap: $57.17 million
  • Assets: $2.142 billion
  • Headquarters: Piareas, Greece

09. SFL Corporation Ltd

Top 10 Tanker Shipping Companies-SFL

SFL Corporation Ltd is a Bermuda based company having a portfolio in oil and gas, container, bulk, and offshore sectors. 

SFL has 22 tankers and operating offices in the United Kingdom and Norway. The company was incorporated in 2003 and currently, 9th largest tanker operating company in the world.

  • Revenue: $458.849 million
  • Market Cap: $810.08 million
  • Assets: $3.7 billion
  • Headquarters: Hamilton, Bermuda

10. International Seaways

Top 10 Tanker Shipping Companies-International Seaways Inc.

International Seaways owns and operates a fleet of 36 vessels to transport petroleum products and crude oil worldwide.

Its fleet includes eleven VLCCs, two Suezmaxes, four Aframaxes/LR2s, thirteen Panamaxes/LR1s, and four MR Tankers. International Seaways is a New York-based company established in 2016.

  • Revenue: $366.184 million
  • Market Cap: $491.42 million
  • Assets: $1.712 billion
  • Headquarters: New York

11. Overseas Shipholding Group 

Top 10 Tanker Shipping Companies-OSG

Overseas Shipholding Group is the 11th largest tanker operating company in the world providing transport services to crude oil and refined petroleum products. The company was founded in Florida, United States in 1948.

Overseas ship holding bankrupted in 2012 and able to develop the business again. Currently, it owns 110 vessels with a capacity of 11 million deadweight tons.

  • Revenue: $355.5 million
  • Market Cap: $192.53 million
  • Assets: $1.23 billion
  • Headquarters: Florida, United States

12. Nordic American Tankers

Top 10 Tanker Shipping Companies-Nordic American Tankers

Nordic American Tankers is a Bermuda-based company incorporated in 1995. The company bought its 1st 3 vessels from the Shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries and owns 33 vessels at present.

All the tankers are Suezmax size and operate under the flags of Marshall Island, Cayman Islands, Liberia, Bahamas, and Cayman.

 Nordic American became active in operation in 2004 after the expiration of the charter contract with British Petroleum of its own vessels.

  • Revenue: $317.22 million
  • Market Cap: $437.84 million
  • Assets: $129.37 million
  • Headquarters: Hamilton, Bermuda

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