Types of Vessels and Cargo

  • Within the industry, there are three main shipping classifications:

    Container Ships 

    • Feeder, Panamax, Post Panamax
    • Container ships are operated in fixed, named day services; a high degree of reliability is essential

    Tanker Ships  

    • Large ships that transport crude oil and liquid products
    • Types include crude oil tankers, product tankers, gas tankers, chemical tankers
    • Specialized trades, very strict international regulations


    • For the transport of bulk cargo
    • Includes specialized ship sizes for the various trades, such as grain, fertilizer, iron ore, and steam coal
    • Low-cost transport of dry bulk cargo

  • Types of ships
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