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Part One: Very Large Crude Carriers: Will carbon cutting initiatives have an impact on the global fleet?

There are several types of ships that transport hydrocarbons. One of the largest is the Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC), which is usually about 330 metres in length and carries between 200 and 319 thousand tonnes of crude oil. Given the global push from fossil fuels towards renewable energy sources, what could the future hold for this fleet of massive vessels? This is Part One of a two-part article. Read Part Two here.