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.
The vessel is reported to be owned by MKM Chartering of New York although registered in Greece and managed by a Greek company ... Saree said they had attacked the Navis Fortuna, a 37,852 dwt bulk carrier.
The vessel is reported to be owned by MKM Chartering of New York although registered in Greece and being managed by a Greek company ... Saree said they had attacked the Navis Fortuna, a 37,852 dwt bulk carrier.
They are reporting that two workers were crushed by a heavy iron plate on January 16 during the dismantling operation on the bulk carrier CatherineBright. The 77,800 dwt vessel built in 1998 had last been registered in Panama... ....
A Maltese-registered dry bulk carrier Zografia, which was hit by a Houthi strike on January 16 while entering the Red Sea, is being repaired by the Suez Shipyard, a company affiliated with the authority ... READ MORE ... January 23, 2024, 10.58 AM ... ....
According to the U.S ...Philip R ... The Clarke, a bulk cargo carrier registered in Duluth, earned that honor this year. It was spotted in the St ... If you purchase a product or register for an account through a link on our site, we may receive compensation.
... bulk carrier MV LilaNorfolk, which has 15 Indian crew on board ... Liberia registered bulk carrier reported boarding by 5 - 6 unauthorised armed personnel on @UK_MTO portal in the evening of #04Jan 24.