An excellent render. I think I have seen some other works by you, but will have to do some reconnoitering of my back tracks to be certain. This is by no means a critique, as I can not do this kind of art. I like the overall design and arrangement of the tanker. Although, the basic configuration could be used to haul anything. The canisters could be detached and taken into a large shuttle or connected to a station and cargo separated and dispersed to its destination. Though from the blue lights in the bow, I can see this must be quite a large cargo bulk container/carrier. Three-hundred meters plus I should think. This is a good design and shows a high order of technical expertise and imagination. Great Work, hope to see more, and best of luck in your future endeavors.
To me it looks like a Planetary Bombardment Drop Ship, or a Troop Drop Ship since the tanks look like Pods to me . Plus it looks like it would be from EVE Online for the Caldari Faction. Gallente would make a few tweaks on it
I find the idea of exterior, detachable fuel tanks very exciting, but I do have one technical question: How are the tanks recieved/installed by the recieving ship? There would either have to be some sort of loading crane on one or both ships, or some kind of docking procudure. Other than that, it looks magnificent. I particularly like the elongated body and the rear thruster bank. You really have a knack for this sort of thing.
If they put open up a ship design contest where community members send in drawings and designs you should definitely try something. If a ship you came up with were implemented in the game I'd definitely fly it around.