Product Flows in the Petroleum Industry and the Role of “K” LINE’s Fleet

The petroleum industry consists mainly of the following components

 

“K” LINE’s oil tanker fleet transports crude oil, petroleum products and basic petrochemical products from production regions to refining, manufacturing and storage sites, one element of the midstream process, and plays the following roles according to the application.

Crude oil tankers (VLCC)

Large tankers used to transport crude oil from the Middle East and other regions

 

Crude oil tankers (AFRAMAX)

Medium-sized tankers used mainly for transporting crude oil produced in such areas as Southeast Asia

 

Product tankers

Tankers used to transport naphtha (raw materials for petrochemical products) as well as petroleum products such as jet fuel and so on

 

LPG carriers/Ammonia carriers

Carriers used to transport liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and ammonia