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Not all vessels can load grains. The bulk Carrier must have her grain certification. Alfa Maritima International & Shipowners request grain clean holds free of rust, past cargo, odor, water, sal, free of infestation, and contaminations.

For a ship to be grain clean, it must follow the different international high standards. In the USA, the USDA, and Europe, she will pass or fail the vessel cargo holds before Loading. Alfa Maritima assures the compliance of different Codes of Safe Practice for each type of grain.

Below on this page, you will find a Video Cleaning a Bulk Carrier Cargo Hold. Grains Standard.

Bulk Carrier Grain Loaded. Soy. Courtesy of Paranagua Port. Parana State. Brazil. Claudio Fernandes Neves
  • Heavy Grains
  • Soybeans
  • Soybean Meal
  • Sorghums
  • Wheat
  • Corn
  • Barley, Malt.
  • Heavy Oats
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Rice
  • Rye
  • Flax
Ivan Kuzkin Loading coal from cargo barges onto a bulk carrier using ship cranes and grabs at the port of Samarinda, Indonesia.

Mineral & Dry Bulk

Every commodity has its own characteristics, including its stowage factor.

Some bulk cargoes have the risk of liquefaction and or combustion technical measures must be taken to avoid cargo and vessel damages.

Most Commodities have the risk of contamination.

As experts in Dry Bulk Shipping, we will ensure all technical securities Codes to be applied and fulfilled for each different commodity.

  • Alumina & Bauxite
  • Barytes
  • Bentonite
  • Cement, Clinker & Gypsum
  • Coal, Petcoke Coal, Coking Coal, Furnace Coke, Furnace Coke.
  • Copper Concentrates
  • Iron Ore (magnetite, hematite, limonite, siderite and roasted iron pyrites).
  • Phosphate Rock & Fertilizers (ammonium nitrate fertilizers, DAP (diammonium phosphate), MOP (muriate of Potash), Urea.
  • China Clay
  • Chrome Ore
  • Fluorspar
  • Ilmenite Sand
  • Ilmenite Slag
  • Lead Concentrate
  • Magnesite
  • Manganese Ore
  • Nickel Concentrates
  • Petcoke
  • Potash
  • Pumice
  • Pyrites
  • Salt
  • Steel, Hot Rolled Coils, Cold Rolled Coils,
  • Structural Steel (beams, angles, etc,) as slabs, billets, pipes, etc.
  • Sugar
  • Sulphur


  • Dry Commodities
  • All kind of Grains
  • Refined Salt
  • Sugar
  • Cement
  • Gypsum
  • Fertilizers
  • Chemicals
  • Talc
Amarin Jitnathum Forklift handles and stacks bags of sugar into a hold of the bulk carrier vessel.


  • Wood Logs
  • Roundwood products (such as coniferous logs, non-coniferous logs),
  • Sawn wood (Coniferous Sawn),
  • Wood Pellets
  • Wood Chips
  • Pulp (chemical) and paper (newsprint)


Video Cleaning a Bulk Carrier Cargo Hold. Grains Standard.
Cleaning the Ship's Cargo Hold.
Video Load Grains
Why Loading 30,000 Tons of Grain on a Ship Is Very Risky
Video Coal
Dumping Trains & Loading Ships
Video Fertilizer
Race Against Rain: Loading 12,000 Tons Of Fertilizer | Mega Shippers
Video Cement
Cement at Port Mac
Video Cement
Loading Clinker Export Clinker CARTHAGE CEMENT
Video Steel Coils & Steel Products
Video Loading Industrial Salt In India.
High Grade Industrial Salt Loading - MV S-Brilliant (Timelapse)
Video Discharging Salt in Saint John
Bulk Cargo Ship unloading Rock salt in the Port of Saint John
Video Timber
LHM550 loading logs, Bulk cargo New Zealand
Video Woodchips.
Woodchips Vessel - Loading by Open Top-Open Floor (OTOF) Cont.

Alfa Maritima International

30 Years of Experience Shipping Dry Bulk Commodities

Since 1990


Alfa Maritima International is a certified Shipbroker expert in Chartered Vessels Operations for Management of Supply Chains of Dry Bulk Commodities.

We are located in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.



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