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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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Two self-unloading dry cargo transshipment units will be the first bulk carriers in the industry to feature ABB's Azipod electric propulsion.
Transshipment volume in the ports of the Baltic basin reached 151.4 million tons (+ 6.6%): dry cargo vessels - 64.8 million tons (an increase of 3.1%), bulk carriers - 86.6 million tons (an increase of 9.4%).
PNSC intends to engage its managed dry bulk carriers in the transportation of domestic cargo of Pakistan and anticipated coal transportation in the backdrop of upcoming coal-fired power plants.
As all was set for the transfer from the holding bulk carriers to another, the team from the Surveillance and Monitoring, backed by the Preventive Unit of Customs entered the yard and intercepted the trucks without the installed tracking devices nor a form of customs declaration.
With the new super-shallow draft bulk carrier, thyssenkrupp and National Ports said they will offer mining companies and port operators around the world a fast and efficient bulk material handling solution for shallow-water ports.
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 cargo would then be transferred to a smaller 47,000-tonnage capacity ship bound for China.
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.
The group's product lineup includes bulk carriers, container ships, small-size gas carriers and offshore support vessels.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the shipbuilding arm of Mitsubishi, says it has developed a new bulk carrier that will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 25 percent compared with conventional averaged bulk carriers.
Aker Solutions has also signed contracts with major South Korean yards to supply deck machinery for Kamsarmax bulk carriers and several Aframax, Suezmax, shuttle and very large crude carrier (VLCC) tankers.
The company is likely to take delivery in mid-2011 of the first of 19 new Ultra- Large Bulk Carriers vessels that can carry up to 400,000 deadweight tons of cargo.