As the maritime industry navigates uncertain seas in 2024, including geopolitical tensions, major shipping route disruptions, supply-demand imbalance and new environmental regulations, adaptability seems to be the simple secret to survival and business success.

The very large crude carrier (VLCC) tanker sector is no exception when it comes to the multifaceted challenges the shipping industry is experiencing. To weather numerous challenges more effectively, many VLCC owners opt to join tanker pools.

Tankers International is a UK-based company with offices in London, Singapore and New York that operates the world’s largest pool of VLCCs, which has about 40 ships.

Offshore Energy spoke with Charlie Grey, Tankers International’s CEO, on how its members are doing business amid the current disruptions to shipping, environmental regulations, decarbonization and digital transformation and what challenges they are facing.

Read the full interview here!

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