Minor bulks, major gains: industrial minerals boost handysize ship market
Published: Monday, 25 November 2013
Rates for smaller dry bulk vessels are continuing to grow as the fleet size remains tight and demand from the minor bulk sector generates more orders for shippers, Wayne Yamada explains.
As a minor bulk
industry, transporting industrial minerals often involves using
the smallest ships in the dry bulk vessel range.
Although the biggest vessels - the Panamax and Capesize
ships - are sometimes used for shipping industrial minerals,
the boom in seaborne iron ore and coal trade over...