NO. 23


Crude Oil Transportation After The Exxon Valdez

by Kevin Shilleto

Mr. Shilleto, who wrote this article for MEES, is a Director of the Londonshipping consultants Internaft Ltd.

If the average age of intercontinental airliners was 17 years or more,travellers could be forgiven for going on strike or requesting the return ofocean steamships. No such qualms have hit the oil industry although the ageprofile of long-haul crude carriers is very similar. The oceans are littered...