Author(s): Nick Tolerton
A look at 50 years of the development and evolution of bulk carriers (familiar ships in all New Zealand ports) and the major designs. Also covers the involvement of British liner and tramp companies in bulk shipping; specialised ship types including the logships, woodchip carriers, and open hatch ships well-known in New Zealand ports; construction in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Japan, South Korea, and China; the Sanko crisis; representative voyages; and the safety issues surrounding these ships including the loss of the Derbyshire and the Australian "Ships of Shame." An international publication with considerable New Zealand and Australian content. Most of the photographs were taken at New Zealand ports.