China delivered at least four product tankers in the second half of last year, according to one of London's leading tanker brokers, Jacobs & Partners. According to the World Tanker Fleet Review , published by Jacobs & Partners, China may have completed other tankers which did not come to its notice. 'An interesting tanker delivery in eastern Europe was the 11,800 dwt products carrier Dubai Pride,' it said. The carrier was ordered in Bulgaria in 1989 and launched in 1992 intended for Oslo Carriers. It was completed last year for a company in the United Arab Emirates. The report said it was not a surprise that South Korean and Japanese shipbuilding companies, with their almost complete dominance of very large crude carrier (VLCC) construction, delivered nearly 85 per cent of the world's tonnage completed. Korean shipyards, which concentrated on large crude oil carriers, completed 15 tankers with 2.8 million dwt, including eight VLCCs of 2.9 million dwt. Japan delivered only 16 vessels, one more than Korea, of 2.8 million dwt. This was 500,000 dwt less than Korea produced. In the second half, 49 commercial tankers totalling 5.9 million dwt and a fleet-replenishment vessel of 27,518 dwt were delivered by the world's shipyards. New orders for the year were 94 tankers amounting to 8.4 million dwt, the lowest for three years.