Brazil will demand 20 new tankers by 2025, pulling the world’s demand for oil tankers and gassers. The forecast is from Teekay Offshore, based on data from Rystad Energy.
The estimate considers that the production of oil and gas in fields that use ships as means of disposing of extracted volumes will grow 60% in the country in that period.
According to Navy data, there were 56 tankers in Brazilian waters this Friday, of which 47 were oil tankers and nine were gas carriers.
Almost a quarter of the total (13 ships) sail under the flag of the Bahamas. Marshal Islands, Liberia, Greece, Denmark, Norway and Panama are among other more frequent origins of the ships operating in the country.
Transpetro, Petrobras’ logistics subsidiary, owns the country’s largest fleet of 58 ships, including tankers, oil tankers and gas carriers.
More than half (34 ships) sail under Brazilian flag. Included in this group are vessels contracted by Promef, such as Suezmax Abdias Nascimento and Milton Santos, and the gas carriers Darcy Ribeiro and Lúcio Costa.
The ships classified by the company as oil tankers have the lowest average age of 3.3 years, while ships for the transportation of light products are the oldest, with an average of 29 years.
At the end of April, Transpetro received the Aframax Castro Alves, built at the Atlântico Sul Shipyard (EAS), which is still building four other ships of the type for the company.
Vard Promar is building the last of the series of six gas carriers commissioned by Transpetro via Promef to the shipyard, expected to be delivered this year.
Source: Brazil Energy