Dry Cargo

  • 9.6k

     Approx. size of dry fleet from 10,000dwt-402,000dwt

  • 3.6bn

     Approx. Dry bulk seaborne trade (MT)

  • 37+

     Different types of dry cargo commodities

  • 15

     Number of dry cargo offices in six continents

Dry Cargo chartering is a varied and complex market involving more than three billion tonnes of cargo each year. Our experienced team based in 12 countries acts as a vital link between charterers and shipowners who need to transport the goods required by a growing global population.

The Dry Cargo market relies on a wide range of vessels and covers all the world's major trade routes. It is dominated by three core sectors: iron ore and steel related products; coal bound for steel plants and power stations; and food stocks. Outside of these, the market is extremely diversified, covering more than 30 different commodities including cement, fertiliser, timber and scrap metal. 

One day our team may be fixing a small parcel of steel or agricultural products across the English Channel, the next a 160,000 tonne shipment of iron ore across the Pacific Ocean

Mark Goodall
MD Dry Cargo

We are experienced in spot chartering for individual voyages, Contracts of Affreightment (CoAs) on behalf of major commodity and power companies and the timecharter of vessels for short or long term charter cover, covering all sizes of vessels from Capesize to Handysize.

Our work is supported by outstanding market intelligence. Our team of analysts work alongside the brokers and closely with our Research division (which is responsible for key industry intelligence publications such as 'Dry Bulk Trade Outlook'), providing strategic information in the form of market reports, presentations and consultations to meet the needs of our clients.

We have skilled people in all the key producing regions throughout Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia.

Mark Goodall
MD Dry Cargo

Our offices work closely together and with our colleagues in the Financial division - so that as well as moving physical goods, we can help clients finance projects and also manage their exposure to risk. Different offices focus on different specialities. In Australia, for example, we are based among the iron ore producers and miners, whilst in Greece we are located close to the shipowners. Across the world, the relationships between our people and our clients are founded on local knowledge and mutual respect - we speak the language, know the culture and have grown up alongside many of our clients as neighbours as well as trusted advisers.

Backed-up by operational excellence, we offer support to our clients at every stage of the chartering process, 24/7 365 days of the year.

Mark Goodall
MD Dry Cargo

Vessel types

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    Vessel type

    VLOC Bulker

    Typical Size

    400,000 dw tonnes

    Typical Trade

    Iron ore

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    Vessel type

    Capesize Bulker

    Typical Size

    180,000 dw tonnes

    Typical Trade

    Iron ore, coal

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    Vessel type

    Mini Cape Bulker

    Typical Size

    115,000 dw tonnes

    Typical Trade

    Iron ore, coal, grain, fertlisers, mineral ores

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    Vessel type

    Post Panamax Bulker

    Typical Size

    93,000 dw tonnes

    Typical Trade

    Iron ore, coal, grain, fertlisers, mineral ores

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    Vessel type

    Panamax / Kamsarmax Bulker

    Typical Size

    76-82,000 dw tonnes

    Typical Trade

    Iron ore, coal, grain, fertlisers, mineral ores

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    Vessel type

    Handymax / Supramax Bulker

    Typical Size

    58,000 dw tonnes

    Typical Trade

    All major dry bulk trades

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    Vessel type

    Handysize Bulker

    Typical Size

    28,000 dw tonnes

    Typical Trade

    All major dry bulk trades

Our data

Dry bulk port congestion index

 

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