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:
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During the very last days of April, there was a fire aboard the tanker Endo Breeze transiting New York harbour’s Raritan Bay... the tanker is not carrying any product. Tanker is located opposite KeansburgN.J ...Marine 6 indicated that they believed that the ship activated its internal fire control systems to confine the fire to the engine room.
YangQiang, deputy head of JingjiangCustoms, a branch of Nanjing Customs, said shipbuilders in Jingjiang had delivered 18 vessels, including oil tankers and container ships between January and March of 2022, surging 12.5 percent from the same period last year ... "Therefore, shipping companies must replace aging ships.
A spell of stunning prices paid for end-of-life ships has eased suddenly as economic fundamentals and currencies head south ... The firm’s indicative prices show India in the lead but softening, with container ships at $660, tankers at $650, and bulkers at $640 ... Turkish prices are around $330, $320 and $310 for the three types of ship respectively.
In addition to Repsol, the insurance company Mapfre is named along with the La Pampilla Refinery, shipping agency Transtotal Maritime, and Fratelli d'amico Armatori as operators of the tanker, ... Respol claims the tanker was struck by unusually high waves that were caused by a volcanic eruption on the island of Tonga and a resulting tsunami.
Map shows ships waiting to dock along Chinese coast ... "Ships waiting to dock because of China’s insane COVID strategy," tech entrepreneur Aaron Ginn captioned the photo ... All cargo and tanker ships in the area, represented in green and red respectively, are there to engage in trade, according to Hatzimanolis.
Given where earnings have been in recent years, this requires quite a leap of faith,” Poten stated in its most recent weekly report, something the New York brokerage was all the more tricky as tanker shipping is no longer considered a “growth” industry.
While the U.K, EU, and most of Europe have closed their ports to Russian-flagged vessels, the sanctions exempt other ships carrying Russian oil products ...Greenpeace launched a tracking application that publishes updates as tankers depart the Russian terminals and uses AIS data to show the ship’s movements.