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 New York, and representative staff in Houston, which cater to the needs of major customers based in these cities.

NYK Bulkship (Atlantic) NV is responsible for the commercial, operational and financial management of its dry-bulker fleet. 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.

NYK Bulkship (Atlantic) NV becomes Signatory of the Sea Cargo Charter from Aug, 2021.

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.