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:
It will make companies and owners of ships responsible for supporting seafarers and providing them with full protection ...UAE to issue financial penalties to operators of abandoned ships ... Operators of merchant tankers and other commercial vessels who abandon ships also face financial penalties.
This incident happened just days after Athens announced that it would abide by US sanctions on Russia by handing over a reported 700,000 barrels of Iranian crude oil from the Russian-flagged tanker “Lana.” The ship is owned by Russia’s Promsvyazbank, a bank critical to Russia’s defense sector.
Instead, the Coast Guard sent over a chemical tanker ship en route to Mexico, which hoisted Harley and his rowboat aboard ... Harley quartered in the hospital section of the boat, ate communal meals in the mess hall and shared a beer with the ship’s captain ... But after his time on the ship, Harley said he made peace with his decision.
... pipeline or tanker from where it is produced, across the world to where it is refined and sold ... That transition depends on shipping gas in specially-built liquefied natural gas tankers, the infrastructure for which is hugely expensive, covered by a built-in premium on the price.
Container ships transport just about everything ... container ship, the Gerda Maersk ... The next year, shipping emissions jumped 5% ... CMA CGM, the world’s third largest container shipper, ordered six new methanol-powered container ships in June, and Swedish shipper Stena Bulk is building methanol-powered tankers with Swiss chemical company Proman.
"At the end of the day Europe will be on the losing side of this war because of the economic problems ...Register. Hungary is one of the most pro-Russian EU countries, heavily dependent on Russian gas and oil ... Once the EU stops buying Russian oil next year, the crude can be sold and shipped by tankers to China or India, some officials say ... Register.
‘LOSING SIDE’. Imposing more sanctions would hurt the EU while Russia survives, an aide to the Hungarian prime minister said, calling for a start to negotiations. Reuters, BRUSSELS ... However ... Once the EU stops buying Russian oil next year, the crude can be sold and shipped by tankers to China or India, some officials say ... Negotiations, ceasefire, peace ... .
Demand for ships to haul fuel is expected to climb by 6% this year, underpinned by Europe, according to Anoop Singh, head of tanker research at BraemarACM Shipbroking ... balance in the product tanker market,” said Niels Rasmussen, chief shipping analyst at BIMCO, adding.
Certification by the Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), one of the world’s top classification companies, provides a final link in the paperwork chain — after insurance coverage — needed to keep state-owned Sovcomflot’s tanker fleet afloat and delivering Russian crude oil to overseas markets.
The Rotterdam-based Value Maritime, which will also fit Eastern Pacific Shipping’s two MR tankers with onboard carbon capture tech, has won a contract for the two vessels from Eastaway, a member of the X-Press Feeders. Both ships will be retrofitted in late summer this year ...