Transportation in Australia has always posed a great problem to large companies which require heavy loads transported safely and without expensive costs. Overseas transportation is especially a very busy industry in Australia and its main cities. The need for transporting heavy goods such as road base overseas without any accidents occurring, within the timeframe, and without high costs resulted in the appearance of the bulk carriers. In this article we are going to feature the bulk carrier, its variations and the main reason why bulk carriers are one of the best ways to get heavy loads transported safely to their destination, paying much less than by using other types of heavy load transportation.

First built in the year of 1850, the bulk carrier has seen many technological improvements and great advances in the actual dimensions of the bulk carrier, allowing the ship to transport heavier loads overseas with less effort and at great speeds. These improvements also fastened the loading and unloading processes, making the bulk carriers one of the main means of transportation in Australia and worldwide, being less expensive than other types of transportation and without posing any risks to the buyer.

Due to their great ability of transporting heavy loads overseas without any risks, bulk carriers are the most preferred means of transportation when talking about road bases. Asphalt bulk carriers are able to carry road bases overseas at small costs without any problems, making the bulk carriers great for carrying other types of heavy loads such as heavy sand loads or even gravel. Companies requiring the transportation of chip bark loads also prefer bulk carriers due to their great flexibility and overall safety.

As stated above, bulk carriers come in wide variety of dimensions, allowing the transportation of even the heaviest goods, being able to carry loads weighting even several hundred thousand tons. Common bulk carriers are classified into six general size categories. Companies requiring smaller loads transported often tend to use the services of mini-bulkers which are included into the small bulk category, being able to carry loads of up to around 3000 tons. The handy-size and handy-max ships are the most commonly used types of bulkers nowadays, being able to carry most types of loads. Other types of bulkers such as the cape-size bulkers are specifically designed in order to carry very heavy loads. Cement bulk carriers and asphalt bulk carriers are included into these categories.

Bulk carriers are widely used in Australia and its main cities such as Brisbane, Queensland or Melbourne, by many companies and people requiring heavy loads transported overseas without much effort and without paying too much money.
Most bulk carriers are equipped with cranes and conveyor belts, making the whole loading and unloading process much easier, allowing the loads to be shipped quicker and without any accidents occurring during the loading process. Special tipping trailers are also used in order to load the goods onto the bulk carriers, making the bulk carriers very flexible and versatile, designed to be a great way for any company requiring goods transported quickly to their destination.

As a conclusion, bulk carriers are a great way to transport heavy loads overseas in Australia, especially for people or companies requiring transportation of road base or cement or other types of loads, being able to provide the buyer with only the finest transportation.

Author's Bio: 

Shaun Frater has been in the removal business for over 20 years. His website FreightOz.com.au helps Australians and New Zealanders save time and money by allowing them to list any type of freight and receive quotes from transport operators. Get Quotes for Sending Goods Anywhere in Australia