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Types of Cargo

Bulk Carriers:
Bulk Carriers:

Bulk carriers are a type of ship which transports cargoes in bulk quantities. The cargo transported in such ships is loose cargo i.e. without any specific packaging to it and generally contains items like food grains, ores and coals and even cement.

Container Cargo
Container Cargo

Cargo Shipping Container Sizes The table of cargo shipping container sizes below shows the dimensions in both standard and metric system measurements. 20ft and 40ft containers are the most common. To see us load a 40ft shipping container, watch our short car shipping demo.

Container Vessels:
Container Vessels:

As the name suggests, a vessel structured specifically to hold huge quantities of cargo compacted in different types of containers is referred to as a container vessel (ship). The process of sending cargo in special containers is known as containerization.

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Crude Carriers:
Crude Carriers:

A Very large crude carrier and an ultra large crude carrier are two examples of the different types of oil tankers used to transport huge quantities of crude oil.

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Dry Cargo Ships:
Dry Cargo Ships:

Dry cargo ships are used to carry solid dry goods that have a higher tolerance to heat and cold, such as metal ores, coal, steel products, forest products, and grains.

General Cargo Vessels:
General Cargo Vessels:

Ships used to move packaged merchandise from one location to another. Due to the vast range of cargo materials, these ships are often designed specifically for the cargo which they will carry. Cranes and other heavy equipment needed to move, load and unload cargo are usually on-board. General cargo vessels are vital to international trade.

Liquid Bulk
Liquid Bulk

Liquid Bulk Cargo All of us will have come across liquid bulk cargoes in everyday life in one from or another. From gasoline to fuel our cars, to fruit juices and cooking oil for consumption in the home, it’s difficult to live the lives we live today without them.

Liquid Cargo Ships:
Liquid Cargo Ships:

These free-flowing liquid cargoes, which also include crude oil, liquefied natural gas and chemicals, are not boxed, bagged or hand stowed. Instead, they are poured into and sucked out of large tank spaces, known as the holds, of a tanker.

Reefer Vessels:
Reefer Vessels:

A reefer ship is a refrigerated cargo ship, typically used to transport perishable commodities which require temperature-controlled transportation, such as fruit, meat, fish, vegetables, dairy products and other foods.

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Ro-Ro Vessels:
Ro-Ro Vessels:

Roll-on/roll-off ships are vessels that are used to carry wheeled cargo. The ro-ro ship is different from lo-lo (lift on-lift off) ship that uses a crane to load the cargo. The vehicles in the ship are loaded and unloaded by means of built-in ramps.

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