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Ensuring the safe and efficient shipping of goods may be critical to your operations. For journeys that require small vessels, mini bulk carrier ships can be ideal. Here, we take a closer look at exactly what these vessels are and what they are used for. 


What is a mini bulk carrier ship?


Mini bulk carriers are a size category of merchant ship designed to transport unpackaged bulk cargo, such as coal, iron ore, sand and gravel. These small vessels feature a single hold and have a capacity of up to 10,000 deadweight tonnage (DWT). Their size means they can navigate through shallower waters and pass under bridges, meaning they are often used for river transport and short sea trades.

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