What is a Handymax ship?

What is a Handymax ship?

Handymax and Supramax are naval architecture terms for the larger bulk carriers in the Handysize class. A handymax ship is typically 150–200 m (492–656 ft) in length, though certain bulk terminal restrictions, such as those in Japan, mean that many handymax ships are just under 190 meters (623 ft) in overall length.

How many holds does a Supramax have?

The vessel has five cargo holds with hatch opening which is maximized to load various cargos such as grain, ore, coal, hot coil and steel pipe. Four deck cranes are installed for handling cargo at ports which do not have any loading and unloading facilities.

What is Handysize bulk carrier?

Handysize is a naval architecture term for smaller bulk carriers or oil tanker with deadweight of up to 50,000 tonnes, although there is no official definition in terms of exact tonnages. They are numerically the most common size of bulk carrier, with nearly 2000 units in service totalling about 43 million tons.

What are the largest ships in the world?

Oil tankers

Name Length overall GT/GRT
Seawise Giant 458.46 m (1,504 ft) 260,851 GT
Batillus class (4 ships) 414.22 m (1,359 ft) 274,837–275,276 GT
Esso Atlantic Esso Pacific 406.57 m (1,334 ft) 247,160–247,161 GT
Nai Superba Nai Genova 381.92 m (1,253 ft)

What do Panamax ships carry?

Panamax: the largest size which can transit the locks of the Panama Canal; 55,000-80,000 metric tons deadweight; 965 feet long by 106 feet wide by 190 feet high. A Panamax vessel has seven cargo holds. Each hold is each capable of accommodating 300,000 bushels of soybeans – for a total of 2.1 million bushels.

What are the three types of bulk cargo?

Bulk carriers are segregated into six major size categories: small, handysize, handymax, panamax, capesize, and very large. Very large bulk and ore carriers fall into the capesize category but are often considered separately.