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:
Of the many jobs onboard conventional vessels — such as tanker ships, car carriers, general cargo ships and bulk carriers — one of the most important, and often missed out, is that of the cook's ... "When I was finally given a chance to work onboard a tanker ship, I tried to learn as much as I could until I got promoted to steward," Tumagan recalled.
THE Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) has conducted public consultations on the proposed circulars on ship classification and the design standards and requirements for chemical tankers ...EngineerCarlKenneth Caluza discussed the rules and guidelines for the classification requirements for Philippine-registered ships engaged in domestic trade.
TotalEnergies Marine Fuels has moved a step closer to offering LNG bunkering in Singapore with the naming of the LNG bunker tanker Brassavola at Sembcorp Marine. The 12,000 cu m Brassavola will be the largest LNG bunker tanker to operate in the port of Singapore and is scheduled to be operational in the first quarter of 2023.
Preliminary information from brokers BRS suggests that September was a record month for tanker sales and purchase transactions with 61 units changing hands for further trading ...Splash reported late last month on how Russia is taking away an ever large slice of the so called dark tanker fleet from Venezuela and Iran to ship cargoes to Asia.
Based on my research, I believe that not many buyers will continue to do business with Russia when most seaports, ocean shipping lanes and oil tankers are off-limits to Russian oil because of the terms stipulated in the European Union’s sixth sanctions package.
A new trailer for Black Panther. Wakanda Forever has arrived, and guess what? It still looks fantastic. Much like the last trailer, we're still left with quite a bit of mystery surrounding the film ... Check out the Black Panther ... Namor ... Is that what this tanker is doing? Regardless, they've made Atlanteans mad, and now, they're crawling all over the ship.
In this episode Marcus and Gary explore the varying fortunes of different shipping sectors. How hard will the landing be for container shipping as the party ends? Finally, some good news in offshore marine.
Over the past few years, there have been hundreds of pirate attacks on ships, putting trade routes at risk and causing losses for cargo owners, ships, traders and crew ...Closer to home, the Mozambique channel is an important tanker shipping route, and SA has patrolled it since 2011 to help protect trade vessels from being targeted.
Marine fuel price volatility and advancing environmental regulation have been major factors in many operational and investment decisions across global shipping in the first part of this century ... However, while new to shipping, these techniques are also proven ... The ship is shaping up to save almost $1 million in fuel costs for the whole of 2022.