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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Building materials include cement clinkers, slags and gypsum. Combined they become cement, which is a binding material used in building and civil engineering construction.
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.
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.
Petcoke is a byproduct created when refining oil. The majority of petcoke is used for energy generation in industries such as the cement industry.
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.
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.
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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.