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:
A third tanker has sailed from Iran carrying Iranian fuel for distribution in Lebanon, TankerTrackers.com reported on Twitter on Sunday. The third tanker carrying ... The first tanker ship carried the fuel to Syria and from there it was taken into Lebanon on tanker trucks on Thursday.
Even Lebanon’s parliament has been hit by the rampant power outages ... The shipping monitor Tankertrackers.com has reported that a third Iranian tanker is on its way ... The tankers entered Lebanon from an illegal crossing point from Syria for a transaction that threatens violation of U.S. and other sanctions ... .
Shea] and when they were sure that Iran was sending fuel tankers to Lebanon...Jim Risch has acknowledged that the sanctions on Lebanon are ineffective as Iran keeps shipping fuel to the Arab country. On September 16, dozens of tanker trucks carrying Iranian fuel arranged by Hezbollah arrived in Lebanon ... www.presstv.ir. www.presstv.co.uk. www.presstv.tv. .
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Fears for UK recovery as record energy prices shut fertiliser plants. Read more ...Rising wholesale prices are already affecting industry ... Read more ... gas supplies across europe ... But as gas production has dwindled, the UK only supplies about half its own gas with about 30% coming from Norway via a pipeline and 22% shipped via tankers from Qatar ... .
In early September, an Iranian ship unloaded its fuel cargo at Syria’s Baniyas port, from where it was transferred to Lebanon via tanker trucks ...Convoy of tankers carrying Iranian fuel arrives in Lebanon. Tankers loaded with Iranian mazut entered the village of Hawsh al-Sayyed Ali in Lebanon’s northeastern Baalbek-Hermel province on Thursday.
The Tehran-aligned group on Thursday began bringing tanker trucks carrying fuel from Iran, a move it says should ease a crippling energy crisis in Lebanon. A tanker ship carried the fuel to Syria and from there it crossed into Lebanon.
The Lebanese militant group on Thursday began bringing tanker trucks carrying fuel from Iran, a move it says should ease a crippling energy crisis in Lebanon. A tanker ship carried the fuel to Syria and from there it crossed into Lebanon.
... pipeline, Nord Stream 2.The UK has very little gas storage capacity, which leaves it at the mercy of imports.The price of tankers bringing in the liquefied form of natural gas has surged as Asian economies have recovered, and shipping delays have compounded this further.