Only a few months after the launch of Harren Bulkers, three 93,000 tdw Post-Panamax bulkers have been secured for the fleet on a long-term basis.
The vessels, which mark the first two in a series of four ships of the same design, were dubbed “HL ECO” and “HL GREEN,” respectively, which boast great eco-friendliness as the names suggest.
China is stockpiling every kind of commodity at a “mind-blowing” rate, with the country’s imports propping up an overall fall in trade volumes globally, bulk terminal operators and shippers were told last week at a virtual conference organized by the ABTO.
Bulk carriers are those types of ships which transport cargoes in bulk quantities. The cargo transported in such ships is loose cargo i.e. without any specific packaging to it and generally contains items like food grains, ores and coals and even cement. Find out more about such ships inside the article.
The carriage of solid bulk cargo possess potential hazards on ships and thus require efficient and safe stowage and shipment. Let’s take a look at nine of the most common hazards posed by dry bulk cargo.
Eniram, a Wärtsilä company, has signed a MoU with Athens-based Arista Shipping to participate in the Project Forward initiative, which is led by Arista.
The cranes will be fitted on board ESL Shipping’s two new liquefied natural gas-powered handysize bulk carriers.
In view of the current downturn in the shipping industry, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) will grant, with effect from 15 April 2016, a 10 per cent concession on port dues for bulk carriers.
The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying industrial commodities, registered a new all-time low on Monday on muted vessel demand.