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Handymax or Supramax is a naval architecture term for a bulk carrier, typically between 35,000 and 60,000 metric tons deadweight (DWT), and larger than Handysize vessels. Definitions however vary, and other classifications consider Handymax as a subclassification of Handysize vessels, rather than a separate class.[1]

A handymax ship is typically 150–200 m (492–656 ft) in length, though certain bulk terminal restrictions, such as those in Japan, mean that many handymax ships are just under 190 meters (623 ft) in overall length. Modern handymax designs are typically 52,000-58,000 DWT in size, have five cargo holds, and four cranes of 30 tonnes (33.1 ST; 29.5 LT) lifting capacity.

See also


  1. ^ Definition: Handysize (from the Gerson Lehrman Group website. Accessed 2009-01-05.)


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