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Bulk cargo is that is transported in large quantities. It refers to material in either liquid or granular, particulate form, as a mass of relatively small solids, such as /, , , or . This cargo is usually dropped or poured, with a spout or shovel bucket, into a ship's hold, railroad car/, or /trailer/ body. Smaller quantities (still considered "bulk") can be (or drummed) and . Bulk cargo is classified as or .

is based in London and provides a range of indices benchmarking the cost of moving bulk commodities, dry and wet, along popular routes around the seas. Some of these indices are also used to settle Freight Futures, known as FFA's. The most famous of the Baltic indices is the Baltic Dry Indices, commonly called the BDI. This is a derived function of the Baltic Capesize index (BCI), Baltic Panamax index (BPI), Baltic Supramax index (BSI) and the Baltic Handysize index (BHSI). The BDI has been used as a bellwether for the global economy as it can be interpreted as an indicator of an increase or decrease in the amount of raw commodities countries are importing/exporting.

Dry bulk cargo ("dry" trades)

Liquid bulk cargo ("wet" trades)

Non edible and dangerous liquids

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and non dangerous liquids


Large ports specializing in bulk cargo
  • Port of Port Hedland, Australia
  • Port of Rotterdam
  • Port of Vancouver
  • Port of Liverpool
  • Port of Tyne
  • Port of Amsterdam
  • Port of Hamilton (Canada)

See also


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