Tanker is the debut album by New Zealand band, Bailter Space, released in 1988. It features more minimalist playing and a less claustrophobic/dense overall sound than the band's later releases. The hyperkinetic song "Grader Spader" was released as a 12" single/EP.
Matador Records reissued Tanker on CD in 1995; the 1987 Nelsh EP (including the songs "New Man", "El Whizzo", "Our Aim", "I'm in Love with These Times", "Separate Circles", and "Now I Will Live") was tacked on as well. This marked the first time either had appeared on CD format.
Tankers can range in size of capacity from several hundred tons, which includes vessels for servicing small harbours and coastal settlements, to several hundred thousand tons, for long-range haulage. Besides ocean- or seagoing tankers there are also specialized inland-waterway tankers which operate on rivers and canals with an average cargo capacity up to some thousand tons. A wide range of products are carried by tankers, including:
Tankers are a relatively new concept, dating from the later years of the 19th century. Before this, technology had simply not supported the idea of carrying bulk liquids. The market was also not geared towards transporting or selling cargo in bulk, therefore most ships carried a wide range of different products in different holds and traded outside fixed routes. Liquids were usually loaded in casks—hence the term "tonnage", which refers to the volume of the holds in terms of how many tuns or casks of wine could be carried. Even potable water, vital for the survival of the crew, was stowed in casks. Carrying bulk liquids in earlier ships posed several problems:
The problem? Malaysia’s total national oil production was just 521,000 barrels a day, almost half of the amount China claimed it was importing ... In 2022 there were at least eight groundings, collisions or near misses involving tankers carrying sanctioned crude or oil products, according to an analysis by the Reuters news agency.
Ascenz Marorka, a GTTGroup company, announces that its advanced weather routing solution has been selected by Clean Products TankersAlliance (CPTA) to equip its entire fleet. CPTA, a world leading medium-range product tanker pool, operates approximately 20 vessels ... More details on the company and the products at. https.//www.ascenzmarorka.com ....
“The 2020s marks the decisive decade for shipping ... Providing the shipowner perspective on how seafarers will need to have adapted by 2030 is Ralph Juhl, head of technical at product tanker giant Hafnia, who narrows the discussion down to two urgent skillset changes, namely the handling of new fuels and electronic handling of equipment ... .
MUMBAI ... HT Image ... Vehicles carrying vegetables, milk, bread, and bakery products, drinking water tankers, petrol, diesel, and kerosene tankers, ambulances, government and semi-government vehicles, and school buses would be exempted from the prohibition ... ....
(Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo) ... Vehicles carrying vegetables, milk, bread and bakery products, drinking water tankers, petrol, diesel and kerosene tankers, ambulances, government and semi-government vehicles and school buses would be exempted from the prohibition ... ....
Greek owner Pyxis Tankers is selling one of its product carriers to an unaffiliated US buyer for $40.75m in cash ... Up until recently, a product tanker pure-play with four ships in its fleet said it expects the South Korean-built vessel to change hands during the fourth quarter of 2023.