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What is a bulk carrier (cargo ship)?

what is bulk carrier cargo ship

Bulk carriers are specialized ships used to transport unpackaged bulk cargo including grains, coal, ore, cement, and more. These vessels play a crucial role in global trade by efficiently moving large quantities of raw materials.

Key Features of Bulk Carriers:

  • Bulk carriers have large, open cargo holds which can carry large quantities of loose materials. These holds can be accessed through large hatches, allowing for the efficient loading and unloading of bulk cargo.
  • Classified into, Dry Bulk Carriers (Transport materials like grains, coal, and ores) and Liquid Bulk Carriers or tankers (Transport liquids such as crude oil, chemicals, and LNG).
Learn about Different Types of Cargo Ships here.

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