Bulk Carrier Practice - 3rd ed

Price for non-members: £215.00
Price for members: £150.50

Code: 0410
ISBN: 978 1 915488 00 8
Release year: 2023
Weight: 2305 grams

About Bulk Carrier Practice


The third edition of our bestseller, Bulk Carrier Practice, provides definitive, practical guidance on every aspect of bulk carrier operations.

Thoroughly updated following the second edition published in 2010, this ‘go-to’ source of knowledge is essential reading for anyone working on or withbulk carriers.

About the Author

Captain Hemant is a Master Mariner, MBA and a Fellow of the Nautical Institute (FNI). He started his carrier with V Ships and sailed for 16 years, mainly in dry bulk vessels. Thereafter he was in dry bulk and multipurpose port operations for 12 years, of which 8 years were at Jurong Port in Singapore. For the last 4 years, he has been in the shipping and port consultancy at Drewry, a UK-based, 50-year-old company.

Hemant is very passionate about improving safety and efficiency in dry bulk operations. He has done many efficiency improvements in ports, without sinking any capex and executed many complex operations in ports including damage vessels, heavy lift vessels, etc. While in Jurong Port, he was the de facto Harbour Master. Due to his expertise, he has been selected for the technical committee of the Nautical Institute.

Hemant is passionate about improving standards in the maritime industry. He has been a regular writer on port operations and safety in the Seaways magazine of The Nautical Institute. He is also CHIRP Ambassador to help in improving the safety standards of the maritime industry. He was also one of the few members of the Maritime Welfare Committee of the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore.

Hemant’s latest forte is green shipping and is also one of the members of the Green Curriculum Working Group, a global working group for the formulation of training requirements for seafarers in the handling of alternative fuels. shipping domain.



More Information


Originally published thirty years ago, Bulk Carrier Practice revolutionised the understanding of safety within the dry bulk sector. Today, the newly published third edition is fully revised and expanded to provide authoritative guidance on safety critical issues and more, covering every aspect of dry bulk shipping, afloat and ashore. Join the Nautical Institute's panel of expert speakers in this webinar to discuss the most pressing issues facing bulk carriers today - and the most practical way to deal with them.

Topics to be covered during the discussion include:

- How the energy transition will impact the design, equipment and operation of bulk carriers

- Crew skills and competencies to meet new digitalisation and decarbonisation demands

- ‘Problem’ cargoes, loading patterns and port call optimisation - The impact of vetting regimes and unified management standards - what are the data telling us?

- Achieving safe and efficient port calls - How do we embed quality into the culture of bulk shipping operations?