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:
In a summary of analysis due to be released soon in the analyst’s twice-yearly Shipping Review & Outlook, Clarkson Research managing director Stephen Gordon identifies firm trends in products tanker trade and positive developments in tonne-mile tanker demand generally ...Europe’s shift from Russian oil creating ‘massive stimulus’ for tankers.
*Police seize 123 oil tankers, 1,436 million litres of stolen crude, diesel ... The revenue made by the national oil company was mainly from Joint Ventures (JVs) and ProductionSharingContract (PSC) arrangements ... Other products recovered included MackTanker, one plastic storage tank, one-barrel drum, and one pumping machine.
Figures by global oil and gas supermajor BP (British Petroleum) show that Iran managed to increase its oil production by a significant amount last year despite US sanctions targeting the country’s crude oil exports ... The report said that the increase in Iran’s crude oil output was a major driver of a growth in global oil production last year.
The Oslo-listed product tanker unit of BW Group said the move would enable the company to rely less on the use of boats to deliver smaller loads to vessels and thereby reduce CO2 emissions with every trip ...Singapore has been trialing drone deliveries for quite some time ... .
"Domestic vessel operators who regularly serve Puerto Rico were able to immediately restart operations once the ports reopened ... ds. He also noted that Puerto Rico gets virtually all of its refined petroleum products from outside of the United States, using non-Jones Act tankers - so a waiver would not have much impact on these shipments ... ....
The journey towards a sustainable maritime shipping sector is driven by enablers spread across multiple areas ... 1. There are many enablers for decarbonizing shipping ... Figure 1 ... Figure 2 ... 2 ... 3 ... Lina Tenenbaum is a Sustainability Engineer at International Seaways, a tanker company providing energy transportation services for crude oil and petroleum products.
A super tanker laden with 300 million US dollars of stolen product was intercepted by the Equatorial Guinea authorities, awaiting determination of its case. How will it sound if the product gets finally sold and the federal government sits on the proceeds alone? What a warped federalism! And that’s what the federal government has been doing! ... .