Over 250 vessels are at sea transporting our cargoes at any one time.

Ship parked at port

As a leading physical trader of energy, shipping is at the core of Vitol’s business and the efficient and timely delivery of goods is integral to what we do, giving us a unique insight into the world’s shipping flows and trends.

Through Mansel we control and operate a significant fleet of vessels. Mansel offers global coverage and an efficient and reliable service to Vitol and its customers which include many major oil companies. Its unique position and expertise also enables it to optimise the performance of vessels. The company works closely with ship owners, investors and partners to maximise the returns on the assets it manages.

Our ship management company LSC, based in Latvia, has a fleet of over 45 vessels under full technical management, as well as managing vessels on behalf of other Vitol entities. Its vessels range from handysize and medium range tankers, to VLCC crude tankers, VLGC LPG tankers and specialist bitumen tankers.


Elandra ship moored at dock