VLOC

AcronymDefinition
VLOCVery Large Ore Carrier (shipping vessel)
VLOCVOR/Localizer (VOR: VHF Omni-directional Radio Range; aviation/navigation)
VLOCVictorian Lyric Opera Company (Rockville, MD)
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"Building a VLOC doesn't require top-level technologies.
For every VLOC that is called to Vale's Port, approximately $3.3 million is invested in unloading the shipment and preparing the vessel for departure.
When Vale announced the newbuild programme for 35 very large ore carriers (VlOCs) or so-called "valemaxes," it was less vocal about the fact that it would need Chinese financing for some of the vessels.
In June, Vale's first VLOC failed to access Chinese ports on its maiden voyage and was diverted to Italy--a glitch the company attributed to commercial factors.
The vLoc is shorter and lighter and to now has a battery life that is 300% improved.
In August this year, the EXIM Bank of China signed a deal with Oman National Shipping Company to finance the purchase of four VLOC (very large ore carrier) ships.
If your GPS can drive your HSI, you should have the number 1 GNS 430 set on GPS, not VLOC, to get left-right guidance all along the arc.
This was at a time when the Capesize and VLOC fleet stood at around 1,096 vessels compared to the current fleet of 1,437 (that's give or take 500 deliveries minus scrapping and a more than 30% increase in carrying capacity).