Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading
BC (Bulk Carrier)
A bulk carrier or bulker is a merchant ship specially designed to transport unpackaged bulk cargo, such as grains, coal, ore, steel coils, and cement, in its cargo holds.
Bulk carriers are a type of ship which transports cargoes in bulk quantities. The cargo transported in such ships is loose cargo without any specific packaging to it and generally contains items like food grains, ores and coals and even cement. Since their inception towards the mid-19th century, bulk vessels have been revolutionised and streamlined in order to facilitate greater ease for their owners and operators, presently.
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