In all categories from 20,000 DWT upward, the world bulk carrier fleet has at least doubled since the mid-1960's but the greatest increase has taken place in the number of large bulkers over 50,000 DWT trading. The report seeks to answer many of the questions an owner entering the large bulk carrier market might ask about cost, the competition from ships of similar size and capability and employment prospects. Data is presented on the size and dimensions of large bulk carriers trading or on order, their age or delivery date, ownership, etc. The remainder of the study is concerned with the employment of the larger bulk carrier, a distinction being made between those ships whose dimensions permit them to transit the Panama Canal and the larger units not able to do so. Finally, full details of the fleet's performance over a period of a year are given in the Appendix.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Drewry (HP) (Shipping Consultants) Limited

    Palladium House, 1-4 Argyll Street
    London W1V 1AD,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Pagination: 66 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099993
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Drewry (HP) (Shipping Consultants) Limited
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 7
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM