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Geared Bulk Shipping

Contact our experts

Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway

Jonathan White

Vice-President, Commercial, Canada Steamship Lines

+1 514 982 3835

Australia and Asia

Daniel Wilson

Vice-President, Commercial, CSL Australia

+61 02 9432 7510


Jeremy Whitworth

Regional Director, Business Development

+1 514 947 6413

Our diverse fleet of geared bulk ships are specially equipped to handle the loading and discharge of cargo at port. From Seaway size to ocean-going Handy and Supramax vessels, our ships are designed to provide our customers with flexible and efficient supply chain solutions.

Our range of vessel sizes allows us to cater to the specific cargo handling and transport needs of our customers

Equipped to Perform

Geared bulk carriers offer a range of advantages. They can provide greater flexibility, cost savings, increased cargo capacity, improved safety, and faster turnaround times, making them an attractive option for many types of cargo transportation needs.


Highly flexible with access to a wide range of ports


Direct vessel discharge saves time and money


Accommodates a wide variety of cargoes

Advantages and Applications

CSL’s geared bulk carriers are highly flexible and can be used in a variety of situations. They can operate in ports that do not have shore-based loading and unloading equipment, allowing them to access a wider range of ports.
Geared bulk carriers can save costs by eliminating the need for additional handling equipment and reducing the time spent in port. They can load and unload cargo directly from the vessel, which saves time and money.
Geared bulk carriers can carry a larger variety of cargo due to their ability to load and unload with their own equipment. This can make them a more attractive option for shippers who need to transport different types of cargo.
The use of cranes and other cargo handling equipment on geared bulk carriers can improve safety by reducing the need for manual labour and the risk of accidents.
Geared bulk carriers can load and unload cargo more quickly than traditional bulk carriers, which can result in faster turnaround times and increased efficiency.