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Ultrabulk moved about
53 million tons in 2020

Full cargo segments

With a fleet of 135-170 vessels
we are ready to move your cargo

Specialised services

We handle your
cargo with care

What is dry bulk cargo?

Dry bulk cargoes can be many things, but common for them all is that they come in large, unpacked quantities. Dry bulk cargoes are typically dropped or poured in to the vessel hold by for instance a grab. Typical types of dry bulk cargoes include grains, minerals, steel and pellets. After each voyage, the cargo holds are thoroughly cleaned and prepared for the next cargo type.

Ultrabulk offers specialised knowledge and assistance in relation the safe handling of commodities carried. Below you can see a list of our typical dry bulk cargoes. We also offer specialised parcel handling.

Coal

 20%

Coal

Coal is one of the most important primary fossil fuels, a solid carbon-rich material that is mainly used for general electricity and production of steel.

Mineral/Ores

 17%

Mineral/ores

Minerals is a naturally occurring solid, usually formed by inorganic processes. There are several thousand known mineral species, including bauxite, granite, limestone, sand, etc.

Grains & sugar

 14%

Grains & sugar

Grains and sugar are used for human and animal consumption providing food security for the world. Grains include barley, corn, maize, oats, rice, soya beans, wheat, etc. 

Fertilizer

 13%

Fertilizer

Fertilizer is a plant nutrient improving growth and productiveness of plants. Fertilizers enhance the fertility of the soil and helps provide food for the world.

Building material

 8%

Building materials 

Building materials include cement clinkers, slags and gypsum. Combined they become cement, which is a binding material used in building and civil engineering construction. 

steel

 7%

Steel

Steel is shipped in many formats, such as sheets/slabs, coils and rods/wires. Steel is widely used for building the world’s infrastructure and industries as well as everything from sewing needles to oil tankers.

Iron Ore

 6%

Iron ore 

The primary use of iron ore is in the production of iron and steel. Steel is used to make automobiles, beams used in buildings, paper clips, tools, and thousands of other items.

Forestry

 6%

Forestry products

Forestry products can be used for several different purposes such as biofuel (wood pellets) and construction timber. Wood pellets and are generally made from compacted sawdust.

Salt

 4%

Salt 

Salt is a mineral substance of great importance to human and animal health, and to industry. It is used for food seasoning, de-icing of highways and production of chemicals.

petcoke

3%

Petcoke

Petcoke is a byproduct created when refining oil. The majority of petcoke is used for energy generation in industries such as the cement industry.

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What is break bulk cargo?

Break bulk cargo is packaged goods that are not containerised. It is typically transported in bags, boxes, crates, drums, or barrels. To break bulk is to unload and distribute a portion or all of the contents.

Ultrabulk is specialised in niche services, offering tailormade cargo handling solutions ready to cater to your transportation needs, and we have the experience and know-how to transport a variety of special cargoes.

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Ultranav Group

Ultrabulk is part of the large and diversified shipping group Ultranav, which was founded in Chile in 1960 by Captain Albert von Appen. Ultranav now has offices in 15 countries.

Specialised services

Special cargo? We are specialists in tailor-made transportation and cargo handling solutions.

How we work

Our teams go beyond borders, so no matter where in the world you are, we are ready to assist on any marine transportation need you have.