Should the bulk cargo industry containerise?
Historically, bulk cargo is transported globally from areas where it is produced, cultivated or mined to areas where it is consumed or enhanced in value. Over land bulk cargoes are transported mainly by railway wagons or trucks. Inland waterways and coastal shipping have also been used where it has been feasible and cost efficient. Bulk carriers that are ocean going ships, generally carry homogenous bulk cargoes in their hatches. Some bulk carriers carry cargo one way and ret