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.
An infectious virus has spread worldwide, killing almost the entire population - this disease is spread by breath. Two brothers, Brian and Daniel "Danny" Green, along with Brian's girlfriend, Bobby, and Danny's school friend, Kate, are heading to Turtle Beach in the Southwestern United States, a secluded beach motel where they believe they can wait for the viral pandemic to die out and so they can start a new life. They strictly follow a set of rules that they believe will keep them all alive and stop them from becoming infected.
On their way there, they meet a man, Frank Holloway, and his infected young daughter Jodie, who are stranded in the middle of a deserted road due to their Suburban running out of fuel. After attempting to drive away from them, their car breaks down. The four end up returning to Frank in order to acquire his Chevrolet Suburban, and are forced to take Frank and Jodie to a nearby high school where a serum for the pandemic is rumored to have been developed. Upon arrival they discover that the serum does not work, and the only doctor still alive is about to commit suicide with a remaining group of infected children (whom he plans to kill through non-voluntary euthanasia). Meanwhile, Bobby is accidentally infected by Jodie while trying to help her when she coughs blood on her. She hides her infection from the others by wiping her face and hiding her blood covered shirt. Jodie tells her father that she needs the toilet, however she can't walk there alone due to the illness. Frank carries Jodie to the toilet, telling Danny that he knows he's a good person. However, Brian leaves Frank and Jodie behind and takes their car.
James Marshall-led Berge Bulk has been revealed as the second shipowner to invest in CorePower, a British firm developing advanced atomic power solutions for shipping ...Splash reported last week that Berge Bulk has launched a pilot test on its 262,583 dwt ore carrier, Berge K2, to trial the maritime application of solar technology.
... vessels, inland bulk carriers and multi-purpose vessels above 2,000 dwt will complete shore side power transformation, during 2024 and 2025, inland bulk carriers and multi-purpose vessels between 1,000 dwt and 2,000 dwt will finish shore side power transformation. .
Carriers across the globe had the bulk if not all of their services suspended for much of the year following the start of the pandemic in early 2020 ... The flag carrier of Hong Kong sought to preserve cash with this deal.
ORIX Corporation has announced that it has placed an order for two TESS66 AEROLINE bulk carriers, a new model developed by TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd ...Currently, ORIX owns 25 vessels, mainly bulk carriers, and provides them to first-class companies such as grain trading houses and power companies worldwide.
He said IVS Bulk’s 12 vessels were all modern, Japanese built “Eco” vessels that complemented the group’s cargo operations. Grindrod Shipping’s dry bulk business, which operates under the brand “IslandView Shipping” (IVS), includes a core fleet of 31 vessels consisting of 15 handysize dry bulk carriers and 16 supramax/ultramax dry bulk carriers.
Bedeschi has signed a new order with Italcementi for the supply of clay handling equipment and other sticky materials. The machines will operate at Matera plant in Italy... Read the article online at. https.//www.drybulkmagazine.com/dry-bulk/28072021/bedeschi-has-a-new-project-for-italcementi/ ... ORIX places first order for eco bulk carriers ... .
Meten EdtechX EducationGroupLtd ... B ...For some context, Seanergy Maritime Holdings transports dry bulk commodities by sea internationally. The main products that Seanergy transports are iron ore and coal, however, it also ships a large variety of other dry bulk goods ... Seanergy took delivery of the M/VFriendship, a 176,952 dwt Capesize bulk carrier.