Bulkers

Some articles on bulkers:

Bulk Carrier - Architecture - Hull
... Bulkers are designed to be easy to build and to store cargo efficiently ... To facilitate construction, bulkers are built with a single hull curvature ... Full hulls, with large block coefficients, are almost universal, and as a result, bulkers are inherently slow ...
Bulk Carrier - Categories - General Types
... size range although there are a small number of geared panamax vessels, like all bulkers they feature a series of holds covered by prominent hatch covers ... This gives geared bulkers flexibility in the cargoes they can carry and the routes they can travel ... (Photo The oil pipeline and dry bulk hold aboard the Maya.) Gearless carriers are bulkers without cranes or conveyors ...
Oshima Shipbuilding - Products
... It has a number of standard designs, featuring bulkers with capacities from 33,000 metric tons deadweight (DWT) to 82,000 DWT in the handysize, handymax ... to increase safety and the efficiency of cargo handling on bulkers ... The list includes self-unloading bulkers, wood-chip carriers, car carriers, oil tankers, and submersible heavy-lift vessels ...
Bulk Carrier - History
... This greatly decreased the unloading time of bulkers by using conveyor belt to move the cargo ... The first bulkers with diesel propulsion began to appear in 1911 ... However, on the Great Lakes, bulkers hauled vast amounts of ore from the northern mines to the steel mills ...
Supramax
... These bulkers are well suited for small ports with length and draught restrictions, or ports lacking transshipment infrastructure ... As a result, Handymax and Supramax bulkers represent the majority of bulk carriers over 10,000 DWT ... Though these bulkers are primarily used for carrying dry cargo such as iron ore, coal, cement, finished steel, fertilizer, and grains, sometimes the category is also used to define ...