Carriage of containers on bulk carriers is a recent concern seeded by the increased demand for container slots that has outstripped vessel supply, due to surge in container freight rates. This resulted into a ‘Snowball Effect’, compelling the freight forwarders and charter parties to opt for unconventional methods of shipping containers. As a continuation of the snowball effect, Dry bulk carrier operators are now actively pursuing the possibility of carrying containers on bulk carriers. However, considering the fact that these vessels are not built or suited to carry containerized cargo, this entails a great deal of risk and material adjustments.
That is why, at Broadside Marine, we examine all options for carrying containers on bulk carriers by conducting feasibility studies using a variety of data-driven methodologies, such as extensive FEA analysis and stability tests, to name a few. Besides, we also provide relevant documentation needed for class/flag state/port state approval and make sure your vessel is…..
“Ready to Rumble”!!