Back to Guides A guide to the Baltic 99 questionnaire for the dry bulk shipping industry A step-by-step guide to the Baltic 99 questionnaire Chapter 1: An overview of the Baltic 99 questionnaire An overview of the sections in the Baltic 99 questionnaire Chapter 2: General The first section of the Baltic questionnaire includes the general information of the vessel which are related with her identity Chapter 3: Particulars of Vessel This section describes the main technical characteristics of the vessel such as her dimensions, her weights, capacities and drafts Chapter 4: Cargo Arrangements In this section, information about the cargo holds and the hatch covers should be provided Chapter 5: Speed, consumption & fuel engine In this section, information about speed and efficiency of the engine are provided Chapter 6: Classification society, surveys and certificates In this section, information about the classification society, surveys and certificates are provided. Chapter 7: Communications In this section, information about the vessel's communication systems are provided Chapter 8: Insurances In this section, information about the insurances of the vessel are provided. Chapter 9: Crew In this section, information about vessel's crew are provided. Chapter 10: Miscellaneous In this section, information related with vessel’s recent trading activity and the vessel’s ability to load grains are provided. Chapter 11: Cargo gear This section only refers to geared vessels and includes useful information related with their cranes. Chapter 12: Container bulkers / multi-purpose This section also refers to very specialized ships - the Multi-purpose bulk carriers which can load both bulk cargoes and containers. Chapter 13: Tweendeckers This section also refers to very specialized ships - tweendeckers. Chapter 14: Supplementary information for specific commodities/trades This section includes any additional relevant information.