Tanker is the debut album by New Zealand band, Bailter Space, released in 1988. It features more minimalist playing and a less claustrophobic/dense overall sound than the band's later releases. The hyperkinetic song "Grader Spader" was released as a 12" single/EP.
Matador Records reissued Tanker on CD in 1995; the 1987 Nelsh EP (including the songs "New Man", "El Whizzo", "Our Aim", "I'm in Love with These Times", "Separate Circles", and "Now I Will Live") was tacked on as well. This marked the first time either had appeared on CD format.
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:
(“PCL”), on February 17, 2021, entered into a long-term lease agreement (TCH) of an FKABMR. The TCH anticipates the long-term (4 years) lease of a 38,000DWTTanker of Oil Products and Chemicals, with an option to lease one more MR within the next two months ... by its tankers fleet.
Dublin-based d’Amico Tankers, a subsidiary of d’Amico International Shipping, has exercised its $9.7m purchase option on 2005-built product tanker HighPriority which it had sold for $13m and leased back.
There, occasionally visible through the Pondorosa pines, was an 18-wheeler tanker truck. WTH? What's being tankered INTO (or out of) this desolate, high desert corner of the national forest? ... The tanker truck took a spur road to the south, and I followed as the road got narrower and narrower ... Several very large stock tanks, and two more tanker trucks.
The spokesman explained the United Nations had requested the Houthi authorities controlling the area nearby the tanker to provide a letter with security assurances to facilitate the leasing of technically equipped service vessels ... The Safer tanker, loaded with 1.1 million barrels of oil, is anchored in the Red Sea.
The UN has already spent $3.35 million hiring engineers and leasing ships and gear to repair the FSOSafer tanker, which is moored off the Ras Issa oil terminal, 60 kilometres north of the Houthi-held port of Hodeidah, said Mr Dujarric ... UN says Yemen 'floating bomb' oil tanker will be repaired early next ….
... the company has purchased a $5.6m fuel oil tanker to serve new routes and is awaiting delivery of the vessel. Rental income from tankers has suffered this year amid a glut of vessels, with lease prices for the largest crude carriers reaching negative territory earlier this year.