Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Apostolos II

Apostolos II bulk carrier, IMO 9260158, port of Livorno
The “Apostolos II” is a 179-meter geared handysize bulk carrier or a ship that transports unpackaged bulk cargo, such as grains, coal, ore, and cement in its cargo holds. Geared means that it is equipped with cranes to load and unload the cargo. Handysize usually refers to vessels with deadweight of up to 50,000 tonnes.

External links: Bulk carrier - Handysize (Wikipedia)

11 comments:

Taken For Granted said...

Thank you. You helped me learn something I didn't know about freighters.

Barbara Farr said...

Interesting .

Revrunner said...

50,000 tonnes. Yeah, I'd call that a handy size. :-)

Michelle said...

massive

Jack said...

Very interesting. In the USA, a lot of bulk cargo like coal, grains, etc., are carried in barges, not in ships like this.

Randy said...

It looks big and I am sure it really is in person.

Dina said...

That's a nice angle.

cieldequimper said...

I used to know all this as a student... I wish there were ships in Versailles!

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

It is very well equipped! Great picture!

Duncan In Kuantan

JM said...

I don't know if I ever saw a ship equiped with cranes... I have to pay more attention to the harbour. :-) Great shot, VP!

Luis Gomez said...

Pretty impressive!