Dry Bulk Shipping

Dry Bulk Shipping
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DRY BULK CARGOES

Dry bulk 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 into 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.

KGE offers specialised knowledge and assistance in relation to the safe handling of commodities carried. Below you can see a list of our typical dry bulk cargoes:

MINERAL/ORES

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

THERMAL COAL

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

Grains & sugar

16%

Building materials

10%

Fertilizer

8%

Steel

8%

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. 

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 the growth and productivity of plants. Fertilizers enhance the fertility of the soil and help provide food for the world. 

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

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

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