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Types

of Ships
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Types
of Ships
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Ships are generally categorized based on their use, their type of cargo, and the method by which the cargo
is loaded. In terms of usage, ships can be classified as commercial vessels, military vessels, fishing vessels,
or specialized vessels. Commercial vessels can be classified as cargo ships, which carry cargo, or as
passenger ships, whose primary function is to carry passengers. When classifying based on cargo type, if
the cargo is in a liquid state then the ship is called a tanker, if it is in a solid state it is called a cargo ship, and
when it is carrying a powder it is called a carrier. However, nowadays these terms are often used in an
indiscriminate manner.

Within the industry, there are ten main shipping classifications:

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Until ships started to be built to carry specific and specialized cargoes, all ships were simply general cargo
ship, i.e. built to carry all types of cargoes e.g. drums of asphalt or caustic soda, cases of machinery, boxes
or cartons containing ebearings or electronic goods, Radios, transistors, steel plates, paper rolls, cases of
TEA, Bags of coffee seeds etc. + Read More
1. General Cargo Ship:
Bulk carriers are the great work horses of the shipping world, carrying world, carrying raw dry cargoes such
as coal, iron ore, grain, sulphur, scrap metal in their huge cavernous holds. + Read More
2. Bulk Carriers Ship:
Tankers are designed to carry liquid cargoes (not just oil). Oil tankers come in two basic types, the crude
carrier, which carries crude oil, and the clean products tanker, which carries the refined products, such as
petrol, gasoline, aviation fuel, kerosene and paraffin. + Read More
3. Oil Tanker Ship:
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The container ship or Boxship is the great success story of the last 40 years. General cargo was historically
carried in dry cargo vessels, without any particular specialization. Cargo loading and unloading was always a
low laborious task, due to the varying shapes, sizes, weights and fragility of the numerous cargoes being
carried on any one vessel. + Read More
4. Container Ship:
Pure Car Carrier is a ship designed to carry cars in different compartments of the ship Some ships are
designed to carry cars in some compartments and trucks in other compartments. + Read More
5. Pure Car Carrier Ship :
They range in size and construction but one thing is common for them all. We are very much dependent upon
the product they carry every day. + Read More
6. Chemical Tanker Ship :
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The Ro- Ro, or more fully the Roll on roll off vessel, come in a number of shapes and sizes, but generally in
two types; the passenger ro-ro and the cargo ro-ro. + Read More
7. Ro-Ro Ships :
The LNG carrier (.Liquefied Natural Gas) and its cousin the LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) carrier is a
product of the late twentieth century. + Read More
8. Liquefied Petroleum gas/Liquefied natural Gas Carrier Ship:
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In the year 1880 there was an important breakthrough, when 400 frozen car cases were carried safely by
sea using a simple ship refrigeration plant to keep them hard- frozen on a two month voyage from
Australia to the United Kingdom. + Read More
9. Reefer Ships:
Heavy loads were first carried on conventional cargo ship, either handled by a port floating crane, or by
the ship's "jumbo" derrick which would make short work of loads like boilers or railway engines, up to
about 100 tonnes. + Read More
10. Heavy Lift Ships: