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Load Stability of Bulk Cargoes during Ship Transport

By A.W. Roberts, T. Krull, K.C. Williams The safe ocean transport of bulk cargoes on large bulk ships is vitally dependent on the stability of the cargo under the influence of the rolling, pitching and yawing motion of the ship and the transmission of vibration from the ship’s engine and propulsion machinery as well as wave motion induced whipping. Safety standards for ship transport are set by such bodies as the International Maritime Organisation with recommended tests for the assessment of bulk ores deemed suitable for safe ship transport. These test procedures are somewhat empirical and take no account of the well established and proven flow property tests, analysis and design methodologies widely accepted in field of bulk solids handling. These matters are discussed in this article. The stress states in loaded bulk cargoes are examined with respect to the establishment of maximum limits for surface rill angles as a function of a ship’s roll angles. Continue reading Load Stability of Bulk Cargoes during Ship Transport

Navis to equip Series of nine new Bulk Carriers with Bulk Version of MACS3 Loading Computer

Oakland (CA), USA – Navis, provider of maritime software solutions for cargo and vessel performance and compliance, will equip a series of nine new build 82,000 dtw bulk carriers with the dedicated bulk version of MACS3 loading computer. The vessels are currently being built at Yangzijiang shipyard, China, and will be delivered between July 2019 and April 2020 to the Liberia-registered ship owner Lepta Shipping, a subsidiary of Mitsui. Continue reading Navis to equip Series of nine new Bulk Carriers with Bulk Version of MACS3 Loading Computer

thyssenkrupp: Transmax, a Self-unloading Bulk-Carrier to overcome Drought Limited Ports

National Ports Corporation is one of the world’s leading developers of integrated infrastructure solutions for floating ports and shallow water ports. In partnership with thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions the company has developed a self-unloading super shallow draft bulk carrier that, according its the developers,  will revolutionise the transhipping operation in shallow water ports around the world –  the Transmax™. Continue reading thyssenkrupp: Transmax, a Self-unloading Bulk-Carrier to overcome Drought Limited Ports