November 13, 2015

Bulk carriers: some historical notes

Bulk cargoes used to be carried in general cargoships. After World War 2, “Liberty ships” (a special class of ships that were built during World War 2)  and other war-built ships (known as Victory, Fort, Ocean, Park-class ships) were also used to move bulk cargoes. From the late 1950s, changes were […]
November 4, 2015

Crude Oil Tankers

November 4, 2015

Products Tankers

Products tankers vary in capacity and therefore in size. Some are very small to enable them to enter small ports or to trade on inland waterways, canals and rivers; others are larger and carry oil products between ports that are further apart. Products tankers carry all kinds of liquids : […]
November 4, 2015

Gas Carriers

Some of these vessels are designed to carry LNG. Others carry LPG. LNG is Liquefied Natural Gas. (The gas that comes from gas reserves below the surface of the earth). LPG = Liquefied Petroleum Gas (The gas that is a by-product of the oil refining process.) LNG is liquefied by […]
November 4, 2015

Vessels associated with the offshore oil industry

Prospecting Vessels These vessels play an important part in searching for oil and gas below the seabed. Others play a role in collecting that oil or gas and bringing it ashore for refining. Some undersea prospecting vessels have a Dynamic Positioning System that via links to satellites and links to […]