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Bulk Carrier

A ship designed to transport bulk cargo, which is a large amount of a commodity on a ship stored without a container, or in only a small container like a barrel or a small box. Bulk carriers sometimes have only one deck to maximize room for transportation. Many, though not all, are very large. Almost half of the world's merchant fleets are bulk carriers.
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JT Lee, LRs Chief Representative & Marine Manager for Korea, commented: I am very excited and proud to see the successful delivery of the worlds first 50,000 dwt LNG-fuelled bulk carrier with contribution from LR for the certification and approval.
According to thyssenkrupp, the majority of global import and export ports for bulk material are geographically remote and not sufficiently dredged to handle modern bulk carriers, which, with a deadweight of 180,000 tons (t), usually require a draft of around 19 meters (m) including clearance under the keel.
Jovo International Business general manager Yuan Lu was quoted as saying the LNG would be brought to Subic from Australia and Indonesia via a 94,000-ton bulk carrier.
The order, which could be completed over the next few weeks, involves 10 bulk carriers that would mainly used to accommodate Iran's huge iron-ore imports as well as copper exports, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The depth of the port can only accommodate bulk carriers weighing 7,000 metric tons and up to 10,000 metric tons during high tide.
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MHI says the new bulk carriers are designed to make an important contribution to international efforts to fight global warming, a demand that is especially strong in the case of oceangoing vessels.
MHI) has developed a new bulk carrier which will enable reductions in CO2 emissions by about 25% compared with conventional averaged bulk carriers.
However, it took about 100 years for bulk carriers to come into their own, following World War II.
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NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-15 May 2009-Danish Torm to sell two bulk carriers for EUR31.
SIR - Statistics recently released show that well over 200 bulk carriers have been lost at sea since 1991, and more than 800 seamen have lost their lives over the past decade.