BIBO (bulk-in, bulk-out/bag-out)
One of only three in the world, Sugar Australia operates a specialised food grade bulk refined sugar vessel. The MV "Pioneer" flies the Australian flag and is registered with Mackay as its home port.
MV "Pioneer" has a cargo capacity of 20,000 tonnes and has been designed to load and transport refined sugar in bulk to Australian and overseas destinations and discharge it in bulk at 500 tonnes per hour or in bags at 3,000 tonnes per day.
What BIBO means
"Pioneer" provides our customers with a food grade sea transport system. The acronym 'BIBO' describes how the vessel operates. Refined sugar is loaded into the ship as a Bulk In process. The refined sugar can be subsequently unloaded either in bulk (Bulk Out) or in bags (Bag Out).