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.
Dozens of shipping containers, including two containing hazardous materials, were dumped into Canadian waters early Friday morning when a ship en route to Vancouver lost some of its load ... amongst damaged containers onboard ... On Friday, the bulk carrier encountered rough seas west of the Strait of Juan de Fuca at 12.49 a.m ... At 10 a.m., a U.S ... #UPDATE ... .
Greece’s Diligent Holdings has sold all of its Imabari 28 bulk carriers in a series of off-market transactions with a view to moving into larger, index-linked sizes whilst continuing to reduce the average age of the fleet to below 11 years old, which it is today ... in dry bulk.
KOTUG´s new build Rotortugs RT Imperieuse and RT Clerke arrived in Port Hedland, Australia. Both vessels, chartered to BHP for the long term, will further optimize the fleet of mining group BHP to support their bulk carrier loadings at Port Hedland ... Imperieuse & Clerke ... Trust ... ....
While most of the cases involve the theft of spare parts and small equipment, in two recent cases the perpetrators were armed and one crew member was assaulted ... In a third case, however, the crew of a bulk carrier discovered that some spare engine parts were missing but did not see any unauthorized individuals aboard the ships ... ....
By Wanjohi Kabukuru*. Humanity depends on maritime resources and must exploit them in ways that will allow future generations to do so too. In this context, ‘blue economy’ is an important term. African governments are paying attention ...Toxic pollution ... In mid-2020, for example, the Japanese bulk carrier Wakashio ran into a coral reef close to Mauritius.
Cargo ships waiting to unload at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach California could keep some of America’s store shelves bare for a while. These two ports handle the bulk of cargo coming from China...Today, about 90% of non-bulk cargo worldwide is transported by container ... Dry bulk carriers carry coal, grain, ore and other similar products ... ....