A bulk carrier,bulk freighter, or bulker is a merchant ship specially designed to transport unpackaged bulk cargo, such as grains, coal, ore, and cement in its cargo holds. Since the first specialized bulk carrier was built in 1852, economic forces have fuelled the development of these ships, causing them to grow in size and sophistication. Today's bulkers are specially designed to maximize capacity, safety, efficiency, and durability.
Today, bulkers make up 15% - 17% of the world's merchant fleetsand range in size from single-hold mini-bulkers to mammoth ore ships able to carry 400,000metric tons of deadweight (DWT). A number of specialized designs exist: some can unload their own cargo, some depend on port facilities for unloading, and some even package the cargo as it is loaded. Over half of all bulkers have Greek, Japanese, or Chinese owners and more than a quarter are registered in Panama. South Korea is the largest single builder of bulkers, and 82% of these ships were built in Asia.
Dutch authorities reported finding additional narcotics hidden aboard a Liberian registered bulk carrier that had been at the center of an earlier bust and commando-style raid in France at the beginning of October. The latest discovery comes as Dutch and international authorities are reporting an increasing number of interdictions aboard vessels.
His family has accused the shipping company of neglecting his health and denying him emergency medical evacuation, which they say, resulted in his death ...Sequeira was employed as a chief cook on board MV JABAL AL KHAWR, bulk carrier, registered in Marshall Islands, ship owned and operated by Oman Shipping Company ... ....
The vessel was navigating with a pilot near Chongming Island near the moth of the Yantze when it was involved in a collision with the bulk carrier 81,364 dwt RB Lisa. The Bulk Shenzhen, built in 2020 and registered in Liberia, reportedly sustained some steel damage in the bow area ...
Anemoi was incorporated in 2015 after many years of R&D and concept testing, which were crowned by the company’s first successful rotor sails installation onboard a bulk carrier in 2018 ... Amongst others, one of the world’s largest dry bulk operators, Oldendorff Carriers, is part of its joint development project with SDARI and Lloyd’sRegister ... .
Every time they request a one-time passcode (OTP) to authenticate a bank transaction, retrieve a forgotten social media login, or register for a vaccine appointment, they ended up waiting forever for an SMS text that was never on its way ... It requires marketers, bulk senders, and mobile carriers to register themselves on a digital ledger.
The path of this timber, from Pacific forests to western homes via carrier ships and Chinese factories is a murky one ...Once the logs are felled, in, say the Pomio district of East New Britain province, they are put on to a large bulk carrier ship, possibly registered to Panama, where they spend about 14 days on the open sea before arriving in China.
illustrating the depths to which drug smugglers are going in their attempts to move their illicit cargo, the Hellenic Coast Guard released video of a drug seizure this week hidden underwater behind the grate on a water intake in a bulk carrier’s hull.
The man, who has not yet been named, was found in the hold of the bulk carrier ... According to tracking data the Marshall Islands-registered bulk carrier had arrived at the Dorset port from Teeside earlier in the week.
Amid Covid-19 concerns, a specialist search and rescue team extracted the man from the Hong Kong-registered YangtzeHappiness when it docked at Port Taranaki last June. The bulk carrier had been on its way from Papua New Guinea to New Zealand when the 35-year-old crew member first complained of a sore throat on 4 June, and was given antibiotics ... .