Sunday, 29 May 2011

GUIDE: CARGO SHIPS

Cargo ships are some of the most distinctive ships of any genre of shipping; most uniquely designed to carry a specific type of cargo. Some of the main ones and most distinctive are set out below.


1. BULK CARRIERS
1.1 BULK CARRIERS WITH MULTIPLE HOLDS


1.2. GEARED BULK CARRIERS (HAVE THEIR OWN CRANES SO THEY CAN VISIT SMALLER PORTS)



2. TANKERS
2.1. GAS TANKERS 
2.1.A. LPG TANKERS


2.1.B. LNG TANKERS



2.2. PRODUCT TANKERS



3. CONTAINERSHIPS



4. REFRIGERATION SHIPS ("REEFERS")
This particular type of vessel is now quite uncommon; thanks to the refrigerated containers which can on containerships there is little need for charterers or cargo interests to hire an entire refrigerated vessel.


5. CAR CARRIERS
5.1. RO / ROs - Roll On Roll Off ships with ramps to load cars which generally transport other cargo at the same time. 



5.2. PURE CAR CARRIERS



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