Tramp shipping in International Trade



Tramp Shipping under Exports and Imports

Tramp shipping in International TradeThe shipment of goods through tramps is known as tramp shipping. A tramp carrier has the following characteristics:

i) Homogenous transportations: These ships are used for transportation of huge quantity of homogeneous cargo, which is carried in bulk quantity. Examples of such cargo are gain, coal, sugar, timber, wheat, ore phosphate etc.,

ii) No fixed Route and Tariff: it does not have fixed route and predetermined schedule of departure. Tramps ply on the rule of demand and supply in the market. They are not committed to any discipline in respect of service schedule and freight rates. Their freight nays and thrill are purely market, driven. They run where there is driven. They run where there is demand. They can be compared to private buses in a marriage season whore there are no fixed rates and totally depend on flu season's demand.

Generally, each tramp carries cargo of few ship users. They carry on specific voyage or consecutive voyage. in other words, for the same route they move continuously, one voyage after another. So loading and discharging are confined to a few ports.

Less Expensive and Less Operating Costs: As they carry homogeneous cargo, their equipment is simple. Bulk cargoes are normally loaded and discharged by mechanical equipment, elevators and pumps that are less expensive. As they carry comparatively low unit value commodities, a tramp is operated at the lowest possible operating cost.

(iv Terms and Conditions Negotiable: As their services, terms and conditions, freight charges are not fixed, they are not given and totally negotiable.


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