Tankers International (TI) has said it is improving the VLCC fixtures app it claims has "demystified" the sector.

The data tool — launched in 2014 — has been downloaded by more than 25,000 users, including investors, brokers, charterers, and shipowners.

The latest version will boost functionality, reflecting increased demand for "more intuitive, actionable" fixture information, the pool operator said.

TI said the app is the only source of such comprehensive data, which is otherwise only seen by a select few brokers.