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These are the tanker carriers' biggest customers

Poten & Partners presents the tanker carriers' biggest customers in the spot market for oil last year. Chinese Unipec maintained its first place while BP was overtaken. Find the list below.

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Like last year, Chinese Unipec occupies the top spot as the oil company taking the highest number of oil spot cargoes in 2014, according to the annual survey from brokers Poten & Partners. A total of 10,479 oil transport contracts were signed, of which Unipec - with 815 of these - accounted for 7.8 percent of the combined activity in the spot market for oil.

Dutch Shell finished second, with 758 contracts, while Dutch-owned Vitol moved one spot up on the list compared to 2013. Vitol signed 571 contracts in 2014, corresponding to 5.4 percent of total contracts signed, while BP, at 522, was forced to surrender its third place.

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