EghtesadOnline: Managing Director of Iranian National Tanker Company (INTC) Ali Akbar Safaei said on Saturday that the company has leased 12 oil tankers to foreign oil companies.
He said that the INTC presently owns 69 oil tankers with a capacity of more than 15.5 million tons, reports IRNA.
The company is among the largest world oil tanker companies, Safaei said.
All tankers in possession of the INTC have valid international insurance certificates and licenses, carry flags, and are categorized under classes, he said.
The INTC chief also said that the company when established in September 1955 has one 35,000 ton tanker.
Emerging economic crises in different periods of Iran history have persuaded Iranian officials to consider creating an independent oil tanker fleet for the country.