BOOK REVIEW | The Bulk Carrier Register 2019

Edited by Clarksons Research Services

Another massive tome from the six volume series of Clarkson’s annual registers. Like all its brethren, it is unbelievably comprehensive, impressively researched and exceptionally useful.

Superlatives aside, it is a very useful tool for anyone in the shipping business and particularly for those involved with bulk shipping. The book is very appropriate for older users such as your reviewer but, for the youngsters, the same info is available online at

If you want or need details of every known ship in the global bulk carrier fleet, this is the book for you. Equally, if you want to know the extent of the fleets and their contact details of the owners of those vessels, they are all here. As also is an excellent overview of the state of the world bulk carrier fleet, its new deliveries, its demolitions, its changes of name and much more.

Invaluable for “bulkies”.

Available from Clarksons Research Services, London, UK.


Neil Baird

Co-founder and former Editor-in-Chief of Baird Maritime and Work Boat World magazine, Neil has travelled the length and breadth of this planet in over 40 years in the business. He knows the global work boat industry better than anyone.