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 400,000 metric 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.

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EPS Proceeds With Methanol as a Fuel While Ammonia is Developed

The Maritime Executive 06 Mar 2021
Eastern Pacific Shipping, which has a fleet of containerships, dry bulk carriers, and tankers totally 15 million dwt, will work with OCI, a producer and supplier of nitrogen and methanol, and MAN Energy Solutions to begin to retrofit existing ships and develop new ones to run first on methanol later ammonia as it is developed as a marine fuel.
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Proceeding with Methanol as Fuel While Ammonia is Developed says EPS

The Maritime Executive 06 Mar 2021
Eastern Pacific Shipping, which has a fleet of containerships, dry bulk carriers, and tankers totally 15 million dwt, will work with OCI, a producer and supplier of nitrogen and methanol, and MAN Energy Solutions to begin to retrofit existing ships and develop new ones to run first on methanol later ammonia as it is developed as a marine fuel.
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Sinotrans lists seven bulkers for sale

Splash24/7 05 Mar 2021
Chinese state-run shipping group Sinotrans & CSC has listed seven bulk carriers for sale ranging from handysize to panamax as part of the company’s fleet renewal programme.
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Shipping activity at Port Qasim 5 march 2021

Urdu Point 05 Mar 2021
A total of five ships were currently at Outer Anchorage of Port Qasim and waiting for berths, out of them a bulk carrier 'SBI Achilles' and three more ships, Sovereign, Jeppesen Maersk and Baltic Bridge carrying Coal, Mogas and Containers are expected take berths at PQEPT, FOTCO and QICT respectively on Friday.
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Shipping’s CO2 Emissions Fell in 2020 due to Impact of Pandemic

The Maritime Executive 05 Mar 2021
However it was largely offset by tankers and bulk carriers and the overall decline may have also been artificially driven by the impact of COVID-19 on activity with the shipping business ... of 2.4 percent, but it was offset by tankers and a gain from the bulk carrier segment.
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Concern Abu Sayyaf might be targeting ships again

Splash24/7 05 Mar 2021
On Wednesday morning while the 56,045 dwt bulk carrier was underway, an unidentified speed boat with three perpetrators onboard attempted to board the ship.
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ReCAAP Warns of Kidnapping Danger near Philippines

The Maritime Executive 05 Mar 2021
The master of the 56,045 dwt bulk carrier Akij Pearl reported to the Philippine Navy that his vessel had been approached on March 3. At the time, they were sailing off Sibutu Island, Tawi-Tawi, in the Philippines. An unidentified speed boat with three perpetrators on board attempted to board the Bangladesh-flagged ship ... ....
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Australia Convicts and Fines Ship for Dumping Food Waste Overboard

The Maritime Executive 04 Mar 2021
The chief officer and owner of a bulk carrier were convicted and fined in Australia for dumping trash overboard. While the fines were small dollar amounts, Australian authorities said it was the principle of dumping trash into protected waters and that it would send a broader message of the shipping industry ... The fine was approximately US$5,000.
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G E Shipping contracts to buy a secondhand Supramax bulk carrier

Yahoo Daily News 04 Mar 2021
Excluding this, the theshipping company's current fleet stands at 46 vessels, comprising 32 tankers (9 crude carriers, 18 product tankers, 5 LPG carrier) and 14 dry bulk carriers with an average age of 11.77 years aggregating 3.69 million deadweight tonnage (dwt) ... dry bulk carriers and tankers.
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Star Bulk Carriers acquires two modern Kamsarmax vessels

Dry Bulk 04 Mar 2021
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. has announced the acquisition of two modern, high-specification Kamsarmax vessels. .
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G E Shipping contracts to buy secondhand bulk carrier

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide 04 Mar 2021
... Supramax Bulk Carrier of about 56,103 deadweight tonnage (dwt).
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