Describes the international oil tanker shipping both historically and in the year 1983. Designed to provide a vehicle for the exercise of industry analysis in a volatile commodity business and for the formulation of strategy in such an environment. Can also be used to examine the ability of this industry can overstretch and vertical integration policies of the oil companies, who have some but not all of the ships they use to transport their own oil.

Describes the international oil tanker shipping both historically and in the year 1983. Designed to provide a vehicle for the exercise of industry analysis in a volatile commodity business and for the formulation of strategy in such an environment. Can also be used to examine the ability of this industry can overstretch and vertical integration policies of the oil companies, who have some but not all of the ships they use to transport their own oil.
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Michael E. Porter,
Richard Rawlinson
23 pages.
Release date: 01 September 1983. Prod #: 384034-PDF-ENG
Oil Tanker Shipping Industry in 1983 HBR case solution