Each cargo has its own properties and reacts differently to contact with water, moisture, exposure to temperature, sunlight or gases emitted by other cargoes on board the vessel. For some other cargoes such as containers and project cargo, the effect of the ship motions on the cargo is relevant.
Our services include:
Involving all types of cargo, such as:
As authors of ‘The Cargo Handbook’, we have made best practice in the transportation of fruit, vegetables and other foods widely available.
Dry bulk cargoes are generally uniform in composition and are loaded directly into the cargo space without any intermediate containment.
Our tanker specialists have highly credible industry experience: their practical experience at different command levels onboard seagoing vessels or as senior managers at storage terminals arms them with extensive practical experience.
Heavy lift shipping is a very particular trade, often involving the sea transportation of extremely heavy and voluminous loads, requiring special care and preparation. Our specialists understand the specific challenges of these high-value cargoes and the challenges they present.
The risks associated with the carriage of hazardous cargoes are very significant and are the cause of many marine incidents each year.
Just as ‘The Cargo Handbook’ has positioned BMT as the authority on cargo transportation, our work authoring ‘The Container Handbook’ is acknowledged across the industry as the benchmark.
Our CargoHandbook.com is the industry's bible on all cargo, with more than 1000 listed commodities.
Not long ago, an expedition cruise ship grounded off a remote island; no one was hurt, there was no environmental impact and damage was minimal but the potential learning outcomes are huge. BMT’s Nick Dowden investigated and reports.
The potential opportunities and rewards are vast. Let’s change where we need to, let’s collaborate more. We will not just survive, but thrive!
Working at sea can be tough. Many of us will have had the opportunity to experience the cold, the wet, the heat, the constant motions, the cramped spaces and the isolation from home life.
Emma Parkin at ASV Global shares her perspective as a young professional.
Peer van Oosterhout
BMT's Peer van Oosterhout discusses some of the challenges on-board crew may face when changing from one fuel to another and provides guidelines to reduce the risks of possible engine and fuel-equipment damage.
Ad de Klerk
BMT share their experiences in salvaging a cargo worth several million Euros from the seabed in the Mediterranean.