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.
EST is IOMSR’s oldest and largest Greek client, and the latest additions bring the total number of its vessels registered on the Isle of Man to 28 – 13 Bulk Carriers and 15 Oil Tankers. The newly flagged bulk carriers are MAGIC STRIKER, DYNAMIC STRIKER AND VIRTUOUS STRIKER, all 33,044 tonnes, and the 51,195-tonne HELVETIA ONE.
Trends in the container sector have continued in “spectacular vein”, Clarksons reported in its latest weekly report while bulk carriers have registered the strongest start to a year since 2008 at $22,880 a day, up 28% year-on-year.
After more than two months of limited communication with the Bulgarian authorities, most of the crew of a ship stranded in the besieged Ukrainian port of Mariupol have arrived home on Monday ...Photo. EPA-EFE/SERGEY VAGANOV ... The vessel, a bulk carrier, is sailing under the flag of Malta and is owned by Navibulgar, a company registered in Varna ... Bulgaria.
Norwegian shipowner EgilUlvan Rederi is pressing ahead with its zero-emission hydrogen-fuelled bulk carrier project, having secured approval in principle (AiP) from class society Lloyd’sRegister (LR) ... “Receiving the AiP from Lloyd’s Register is an important milestone for us.
Other Ireland-based lessors also have jets leased to airlines there, including Avolon and SMBC Aviation Capital.The bulk of the aircraft on lease in Russia are registered in Bermuda rather than Ireland.That’s because Russian carriers that register jets there can avoid ...
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded Approval in Principle (AiP) to Norwegian ship owner, EgilUlvan Rederi AS, for its zero-emission self-discharging hydrogen-fuelled bulk carrier, With Orca... https.//www.drybulkmagazine.com/shipping/01032022/lloyds-register-awards-approval-in-principal-to-norwegian-zero-emission-bulk-carrier/.
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 ... ....