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:
The most recent deliveries included a large product tanker, TORMHelene, for TORM Shipping in Denmark as well as the world’s first hybrid car carrier for UECC that is fitted with dual-fuel LNG engines and a large battery system to provide power in ports.
"From oil tankers to military ships, many marine and offshore companies prefer using ABS approved components as such a designation signifies a commitment to safety and due diligence on the part of the supplier," said Penflex PresidentRobert P.
The large-scale marine engines, which are used as power and energy sources for large tankers and other ships, achieve the high level of power, fuel economy and higher-dimensional durability required for the harsh open ocean waters ... This post is sponsored by YANMAR Marine ... ....
The Reuters survey aims to track supply to the market and is based on shipping data provided by external sources, Refinitiv Eikon flows data, information from tanker trackers such as Petro-Logistics and Kpler, as well as information provided by sources at oil companies, OPEC and consultants.
The IMO’s greenhouse gas (GHG) strategy called for at least a 50 percent reduction (compared to 2008) of CO2 emissions from shipping by 2050 ... towards net-zero shipping ... Zero-emission shipping ... These early adopter vessels include ferries, container ships, tankers and bulk carriers.
The Reuters survey aims to track supply to the market and is based on shipping data provided by external sources, Refinitiv Eikon flows data, information from tanker trackers such as Petro-Logistics and Kpler, as well as information provided by sources at oil companies, OPEC, and consultants.
Maritime shipping ... In late October, nine major companies — including Amazon, IKEA, Michelin and Unilever — announced their intentions to fuel all of their shipping vessels with zero-carbon fuels by 2040 ... Success in decarbonizing shipping will depend on a mix of smart policy, financial incentives and significant leaps in technology, experts say.
Areas that both companies have defined as fields of common interest are cargo vessels like container feeders－mid-size vessels that collect containers to be loaded on larger ships－chemical tankers, mid-size cruise and passenger vessels, large natural gas carriers, fuel gas supply ...
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PhilipAlexander Embiricos Coumoundouros, a member of one of Greece's leading shipping families and former head of Bimco, passed away earlier this month in Paris aged 78 ... With extensive experience in the tanker industry, Embiricos’ involvement in the shipping industry’s regulatory matters was well known.