The Ocean Self-Unloader segment consists of eight ocean-going self-unloading vessels, a 50% interest in a ninth self-unloader and a 25% interest in a specialized ocean vessel. Nine of the self-unloaders are part of the world’s largest pool of ocean-going self-unloaders.
The major commodities carried by ocean-going self-unloaders include coal for power generation, crushed aggregates for construction, gypsum for wallboard manufacturing, iron ore for the steel industry and salt for winter road safety. Markets are centered in North and South America; however, activities can be worldwide. Service is provided under long-term contracts to leading companies in each sector.