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Dry Bulkers

Dry bulkers are essential to enable the transportation of various resources and raw materials (iron ore, fertilizers, grain, cement, salt, steel products etc.) fast from one side of the world to the other.

We offer a full range of appropriate vessels to meet the specific requirements of the different types of cargo and port conditions.

The world’s economy travels aboard MOL.

Our fleet of dry bulkers carries vital commodities not only for Japan, which relies heavily on imports, but to all global markets.


A vessel for every need

The structure of bulkers is efficient and safe. It has “topside tanks”, triangular ballast tanks (filled with water to stabilize the vessel) fitted at both “wings” (or shoulders) of the cargo holds. For that reason, regardless of how much cargo is on board, everything will get to the destination in order. The sides on the lower part of the hold are designed with a hopper configuration to maximize loading/unloading efficiency.
Iron Ore Carriers
Given the extreme high density of iron ore, the cargo hold is designed to be narrow, with the cargo heaping up in the center. These large vessels without cranes represent the mainstream in economical, efficient transport of iron ore.
Coal Carriers
These vessels transport coal for thermal power generation. They are designed to match the water depth and discharging equipment at a dedicated berth for a power station. The wide-breadth type is mainstream, as this configuration allows the ship to load a large volume of coal and still navigate safely in shallow waters.
Woodchip Carriers
Woodchips, extremely light, may be better transported in Woodchip Carriers. It is a type of cargo that does not shift very much in transit, eliminating the need for topside tanks, thus maximizing cargo volume.

Typical uses for each vessel size

The cargo type, volume, and weight to be carried, as well as port restrictions, amongst other factors, determine the ideal type of vessel for each service. The table shows standard combinations of cargoes and vessel designs.
10-40K dwt
40-65K dwt
65-100K dwt
above 100 dwt
Iron ore
Major grains
(wheat, corn, beans)
Smaller dry bulk cargoes
(minerals, metals, agricultural products, fertilizers, steel products, larger wood chips etc.)
Handysize (10-40K dwt)
Handymax (40-65K dwt)
Panamax (65-100K dwt)
Capesize (above 100 dwt)