IOM registers one of the worlds largest ships
16th January, 2013
The Isle of Man's Shipping Registry has announced that Gross Registered Tonnage has exceeded fifteen million tonnes for the first time in its history. This is following the registration on January 4 of one of the world's largest vessels the ore carrier Berge Neblina.
The Chinese built vessel is 361 meters long, with a Gross Tonnage of 184,000 and Deadweight Tonnage of 388,000.
The Manx Shipping Registry is among the world's fastest growing, with double-digit growth seen in tonnage terms in both 2010 and 2011, rising from 12m in 2010 to the current level of 15m tonnes.