This is a type of scrap-metal cargo usually originating from the U.S.A. The expression is used in an abbreviated form in communications concerning fixtures and in its full form in the charterparty to carry the cargo. The word “handy” indicates that the scrap-metal cargo is not very light (S.F. of about 90) not very heavy (S.F. of about 20 to 40). The S.F. of HHDW scrap is about 50.
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