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 US government sold the seized petroleum products pursuant to a court order ...The statement doesn’t specify when the maritime forfeiture operations were conducted, but claims that the petroleum products were seized from four foreign-flagged tankers in or around the Arabian Sea while en route to Venezuela.
Approximately 1.1 million barrels of Iranian petroleum products were also seized from four foreign-flagged tankers in or around the Arabian Sea while en route to Venezuela, the justice department said ... The seized petroleum products were sold for over $26 million, pursuant to ...
Italy's d'Amico International Shipping (DIS) is making a healthy profit from the sale of another old MR tanker ... commissions and repayment of a bank loan on the product carrier ... DIS' fleet now comprises 38 product tankers, including MRs, handysizes and LR1s, of which 20 are owned.
The deal will lead to greater innovation, product diversity and efficiencies in the marketplace ... That followed $7 million invested for a production line and infrastructure improvements in 2018, and another $7 million in 2019 for a building to clean tankers ... Tankers bring in milk from farms in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Pennsylvania.
... products," the Justice Department said in a press release on Tuesday ... The petroleum products were seized from four tankers near or in the Arabian Sea that were on their way to Venezuela, the release said.
One of the world’s most respected tanker brokers has warned that the markets are harder to predict than at anytime in recent history ...OPEC+’s decision last week to raise oil production in January by 400,000 barrels per day in line with their long-term plan to unwind last years’ production cuts by September 2022 caught many by surprise.
We don’t introduce a lot [of new product] so we want to make sure it stays ... Is the candy still transported in liquid tanker trucks? Tell me more about the trucks ... The chocolate gets melted at our supplier Guittard [in Burlingame], then it’s pumped into a tanker truck and it arrives at the La Cienega facility.
The suspects involved in the illegal fuel production include seven other fuel Tanker drivers who are currently at large ... Another source said, ”while inspecting the fuel tankers at the security checkpoint before the drivers arrive at the premises to offload the fuel product, we ...