||is a naval term for a bulk carrier,
typically between 35 000 and 60 000 deadweight tonnage
(DWT). A handymax is typically 150-200 meters (492-656
feet) in length, though certain bulk terminal restrictions
such as those in Japan mean that many handymax ships
are just under 190 meters in overall length. Modern
handymax designs are typically 52 000-58 000 deadweight
tonnage in size, have five cargo holds and four
cranes of 30 metric ton lifting capacity. Source
||refers to a dry bulk vessel or product
tanker with deadweight of 15,000–50,000 tons.
Handysize is the most widespread size of bulk carrier,
with nearly 2000 units in service for a total of
43 million tons of carriage. Very flexible, they
also tend to be the oldest of the bulk carriers.
Sometimes the smaller of these vessels carrying
20 000-28 000 deadweight tonnage are referred to
as ‘Small Handysize’. Source
|| A freely convertible currency worldwide.
|| The harmonized system (HS) is a classification
system for goods in international trade that provides
a domestic market uniform system of product classification
for all major trading countries.