Due to the fact that we ship wood chips only in bulk quantities to international harbors, we ship the wood chips in "bulk" quantities.
“Bulk Cargo” means that the product (wood chips) is non-containerized cargo, therefore not shipped as a unit e.g. bags, bales, pallets, sacks etc., but rather as loose cargo placed in the cargo holds of the vessel with hydraulically operated hatch covers. This way it’s more cost-effective compared to the volumes being shipped and saves the customer on shipping and packaging charges.
SHIPPING WOOD CHIPS TO INTERNATIONAL HARBORS
Handysize and Handymax bulk vessels are usually being used to ship our wood chips. Handysize bulk vessels refer to a dry bulk vessel (or a product tanker) with deadweight of up to 50,000 tonnes which allows the ships to enter smaller ports to pick up cargoes. Handymax vessels refer to vessels with deadweight of above 35,000 tonnes, typically 35,000 – 50,000 tons deadweight.
Handysize is also sometimes used to refer to the span of up to 60,000 tons, with Handymax being a subclassification, rather than a larger category.
Handysize is numerically the most common size of bulk carrier, Handysize ships are very flexible because their size allows them to enter smaller ports, and in most cases they are 'geared' - i.e. fitted with cranes - which means that they can load and discharge cargoes at ports which lack cranes or other cargo handling systems.
In general, compared to larger bulk carriers, handysizes carry a wider variety of cargo types. These include wood chips, wood logs, steel products, grain, metal ores, phosphate, cement and other types of so-called “break bulk cargo”.
Depending on the Bulk Vessel size you'll choose to ship the wood chips in, the quantities would usually range between 35,000 to 45,000 tons per shipment
Deadweight tonnage (also known as deadweight; abbreviated to DWT, D.W.T., d.w.t., or dwt) is a measure of how much weight a ship is carrying or can safely carry. It is the sum of the weights of cargo, fuel, fresh water, ballast water, provisions, passengers, and crew.