Trade Star Bulk Carriers
bulk carrier, bulker is a commercial ship designed specifically for the transport of unpackaged bulk goods, such as grain, coal, ore, steel coils and cement, in its cargo. Since the first specialized carrier was built in 1852, economic forces have led to the continued development of these ships, resulting in increased volume and development. Today's bulk carriers are specifically designed to maximize capacity, safety, efficiency and durability. today, bulk tankers make up 21% of the world's commercial fleets and range in size from small single hold carriers to mammoth ore ships capable of carrying 400,000 metric tons of dead weight (DWT). There are a number of specialized designs present: some can unload their goods, some depend on port facilities for unloading, and some even pack the goods as they are loaded. More than half of all bulk carriers have Greek, Japanese, or Chinese owners and more than a quarter are registered in Panama. South Korea is the largest single building company for bulk cargo carriers, and 82% of these ships are built in Asia.