NYK's bulk shipping activities started over 40 years ago with the advent of specialist bulk cargo carriers.  Since this date, NYK has continued to expand its Atlantic based operations and on 1st April 2007, NYK established the specialist subsidiary company, NYK Bulkship (Atlantic) NV. The head office is based in Antwerp with branch offices in London & New York, and representative staff in Rio de Janeiro and Houston, which cater to the needs of major customers based in these cities.

NYK Bulkship (Atlantic) NV is responsible for the commercial aspects, including chartering, financial, and the operation of more than 40 vessels (owned and chartered) which include dry bulkers, woodchip carriers. The dry bulk carriers which NYK operates include Cape, Panamax and Handysize vessels as well as Semi-Liners (Conventional & Heavy Lift).

Although these vessels trade globally, their primary trade routes are within the Atlantic basin such as to and from North and South America, Canada, North Western European ports including the Mediterranean, Africa and the Caribbean.  Cargoes are very varied and include iron ore, coal, alumina, petcoke, scrap,steel, soya bean meal and woodchip.

The focus of the dozen staff in New York is woodchip and handy-size vessels.  Our small London team is available to us for experienced legal advice, since the centre of the world's shipping law remains London.

Together everyone in NYK Bulkship (Atlantic) NV seeks to match the global strength of NYK to their local Atlantic basin knowledge to offer you a world class service.