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:
During the years of 2019 and 2020, 1.2m dwt of oil product tanker capacity was all that was demolished per year ... So far this year, 10 crude oil and 38 oil product tankers have left the active trading fleet and the development in crude oil tanker demolition and that of oil product tankers continues to head in different directions.
Although the products tanker market is oversupplied, it remains tight as non-eco MR spot rates for the TC2 route jumped by 90% on the news yesterday ... tanker companies such as Scorpio and Ardmore as more imports of fuel would be demanded,” Jefferies stated in a note to clients.
A road to recovery for product tankers. The listed refined products mover, ScorpioTankers, controlling 131 vessels is braced for a turn upward and believes vaccinations will drive demand recovery in refined products ... “It’s undeniable that STNG has a very attractive fleet with significant operating leverage to an upturn in product tanker demand.
The ColonialPipeline stretches all the way from Texas to New Jersey, and it distributes vital supplies of petroleum products like diesel, gasoline and jet fuel to every state in between ...East Coast would take a product tanker about ten days, putting the first arrival of relief shipments after the predicted resumption of normal supplies.
... diesel, jet fuel and other refined petroleum products ... The temporary waiver issued by the Department of Transportation enables oil products to be shipped in tankers up to New York, but this would not be anywhere near enough to match the pipeline’s capacity, Sharma warned.
The Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) has begun the re-export of refined petroleum products to some landlocked countries. Last month, the company delivered about 70-long fuel tankers of refined products to Mali and is on the verge of tapping into other markets of other landlocked countries.
Oil tanker charter rates skyrocketed in the US with refiners scrambling for ships to store fuel that has nowhere to go ... That doesn’t extend to waiving the Jones Act, a measure that would allow foreign tankers to help shuffle more petroleum products between US ports.