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Wednesday, October 17, 2018


The story of the tanker - from humble beginnings in the days of sail to modern leviathans each capable of carrying half a million tonnes of oil - is one dominated by sheer scale. A new book ‘A Century of Tankers’ was launched this week by INTERTANKO.

The launch at the Baltic Exchange in London on Monday evening was attended by over 50 guests including members and associate members, media and those with a particular interest in the history of the tanker. The Chairman, Lars Carlsson, commented: “It was INTERTANKO’s wish to provide a book with an appeal to a wider audience than the maritime section alone. And the result, I believe, is a valuable contribution to the documentation of maritime history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and illustrates how the world’s economy prospered through the availability of oil, and the vital role of the tanker in transporting this essential commodity”.

On its long voyage the tanker has generated a series of contrasting images. The story of the tanker is complex and fascinating, reflecting not only the unpredictable nature of the industry but also the changing perceptions and expectations of the world which the tanker helps to fuel.

Over 1,000 copies have already been sold, so order your copy today!

The price including postage and packing is:

1 copy USD 45 per copy

10-50 copies USD 42 per copy

50 or more copies USD 40 per copy

Extra for Express/courier: Europe USD15 and Rest of the world USD30

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