This segment of the dry bulk carrier fleet contains three distinct sub-categories – the traditional Handymax size (40-49,999dwt), the Supramax size (50-59,999dwt) and the Ultramax size (60-64,999 dwt).
Despite their increased size, these vessels retain a degree of trading flexibility as their cargo gear enables them to load and/or discharge at ports with limited facilities.
They are more widely deployed on longer-haul routes than Handysizes.
The new generation of Supramax and Ultramax vessels are competing for business on Panamax routes.
Our Handysize, Handymax and Supramax drybulk carriers carry grain, iron and steel products, fertilizers, minerals, forest products, ores, bauxite, alumina, cement, salt, sugar, sand and other construction materials. These raw materials and products are used as production inputs in a number of industries. We transport these various cargoes on several geographical routes.