What is the Pool?
The Tankers International Pool is an independent entity created to offer Owners and Customers the advantages of a large scale operation.
Why was it created?
World economic growth is dependent on availability of reliable and affordable energy. Oil is a vital source of that energy and some 40% of oil reaches its market by ship.
The Tankers International VLCC Pool was created in 2000 to provide a premium shipping service. Working with its participants and customers it delivers crude oil safely and efficiently for the global energy industry.
What makes it work?
The Pool has built a reputation for professionalism, trustworthiness, flexibility and service. We believe that commitment, communication and creativity are fundamental to the Pool's success. The participants share a belief in the "Pool" concept with its emphasis on transparency and timely reporting. They benefit from the experience of the strong independent commercial team which works to utilise vessels to best advantage. Creative scheduling solutions, bespoke IT systems and motivated professional employees at all levels guarantee top quality service to our customers and competitive returns to the Pool.
The TI Pool will always welcome new participants, provided they have proven high standards of ship management and their vessels meet the stringent criteria set for membership. The current participants are:
Euronav is one of Continental Europe's leading independent crude oil tanker companies with offices in Antwerp, London, Piraeus and Nantes. Prior to its demerger in 2004, Euronav was the crude oil tanker division of CMB SA, the former national shipping line of Belgium founded in 1895.Visit: www.euronav.com
Oak Maritime (HK) Inc., Ltd.
The Oak Maritime Group is one of the leading shipping companies with interests in dry cargo bulkers and oil tankers. The Group is represented through its affiliated offices. The principal office, Sincere Navigation Corporation, is a publicly-owned company based in Taiwan. General management is coordinated through Oak Maritime's office in Hong Kong.
Overseas Shipholding Group Inc.
OSG is a leading provider of global energy transportation services. It owns and operates a fleet of international and U.S. Flag vessels that transport crude oil, refined petroleum products and liquefied natural gas (LNG). Its modern, well maintained fleet and commitment to high quality, incident-free service positions them as the preferred cargo carrier of major oil and gas companies, refiners and traders throughout the world.
Reederei Nord Limited
Reederei Nord is a well-established, family-owned, international ship owning and ship management company with offices in Netherlands, Cyprus and Germany.
Trafigura PTE Ltd