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:
Shipping data compiled by the news agency showed 26 tankers with more than 23 million barrels of oil from Kazakhstan had been unable to pass Turkey’s Bosphorus and Dardanelles straits as of Wednesday ... But Bloomberg reported that Turkey’s rules apply to any tanker with cargo on board regardless of country of origin.
Waterfront Shipping, a subsidiary of Methanex, has entered into a time-charter agreement with Trafigura, for the latter to operate the the 2021-built methanol dual-fuel product tanker Mari Innovator ... Shipping.
Meanwhile, there have already been shipping disruptions as a result of the EU sanctions. Oil tankers have piled up off the coast of Turkey as ships were asked for proof of insurance coverage.Read the original article on Business Insider.
Despite that, Hsu says it might not be necessary for China to sink a US carrier to serve as a warning shot, as China now has the satellite capability to track all container ships and tankers approaching Kaohsiung in Taiwan or Nagoya in Japan.
Insurance companies and other firms needed to ship oil would only ...Besides, the agreement allows Russian oil to be shipped to third-party countries using G7 and EU tankers, insurance companies and credit institutions, only if the cargo is bought at or below the $60 per barrel cap.
The growing size of the so-called dark tanker fleet poses a real threat to the reputation of global shipping, and puts the lives of seafarers at risk as well as the environment, leading shipping figures have warned ... Brokers Poten & Partners suggested last month the tanker dark fleet is approaching 300 ships.
Cyprus has lost 20% of its oil tanker tonnage as a result of the European Union’s sanctions on Russia relating to crude oil, Cypriot Shipping Deputy Minister Vasilis Demetriades said on Tuesday ... This represents about 10% of the total ship tonnage under the Cypriot registry, he said.
ISTANBUL, Dec 8 (Reuters) - The number of oil tankers waiting in the Black Sea to cross Istanbul's Bosphorus strait on the way to the Mediterranean rose by five to 16 on Thursday, a shipping agency said, amid talks between Western and Turkish officials on steps to resolve the tanker queues there.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The number of oil tankers waiting in the Black Sea to cross Istanbul’s Bosphorus strait on the way to the Mediterranean rose by five to 16 on Thursday, a shipping agency said, amid talks between Western and Turkish officials on steps to resolve the tanker queues there.
Denmark’s MaerskTankers is attracting new partners to its intermediate pool, backed by strong earnings ... Most pools in the intermediate segment trade in one region, but Maersk Tankers’ pool is trading its ships globally and is able to move the fleet to those markets with the highest demand for tanker trade.
LONDON (Reuters) – Turkey’s maritime authority said on Thursday it would continue to block the passage of oil tankers that don’t carry appropriate insurance letters, adding that insurance checks on ships in its waters were a “routine procedure” ... The number of tankers waiting in ...