Last week, the company increased the number of its vessels sailing in international waters by introducing the dry-cargo ship
Nearly 560 such dry-cargo ships
, which as a class make up half the world's merchant fleet, have changed hands in deals worth $4.
He added,"The equipment allows both dry-cargo ships
to be loaded at an intensity of 1'200 tonnes per hour, that is, a total of 2'400 tonnes per hour.
Two dry-cargo ships
and two coastguard vessels will be in international waters to enter the Syrian port of Latakia at any moment in order to load containers with chemical weapons, Norwegian Defense Ministry spokesman Lars Magne Hovtun said on Friday, Voice of Russia reported.
The company has contracted 13 in total comprising four panamax products tankers, two long-range-two (LR2) aframax clean tankers, four handymax bulkers and three handysize dry-cargo ships
in a move that would appear to run contrary to the current global recession.
Vale dry-cargo ships
known as Valemaxes are the largest in the world and belong to Vale SA a Brazil-based metals and mining company.