• Short Summary

    One of the world's largest oil supertanker was loaded with an offbeat cargo -- grain -- in Vancouver harbour this week.

  • Description

    One of the world's largest oil supertanker was loaded with an offbeat cargo -- grain -- in Vancouver harbour this week.

    The consignment -- the largest cargo of grain carried anywhere in the world -- was about five million bushels (nearly two million hectolitres).

    The vessel, Amoco Cairo, was loaded with the alternative cargo because of the slump in oil charter business. Charter rates for carrying oil from the Persian Gulf have dropped drastically, largely because some countries were forced to cut back consumption of oil as the result of its high price.

    Now shipping companies with supertanker are considering using them to carry other cargoes like grain.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEP39DRNZNX7YLAI5818AX5OW
    Media URN:
    VLVAEP39DRNZNX7YLAI5818AX5OW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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