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A ship designed to carry containers as cargo.



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CARGO SHIP

Any sort of ship or vessel that carries cargo, goods, and materials from one port to another, including general cargo ships (designed to carry break bulk cargo), bulk carriers, container ships, multipurpose vessels, and tankers. Tankers, however, although technically cargo ships, are routinely thought of as constituting a completely separate category.

GREAT LAKES SHIP

Cargo ship used to carry cargo on the Great Lakes. Most carry bulk cargoes of grain, iron ore or coal.

FULL CONTAINER LOAD

(FCL) - a container stuffed or stripped under risk and for account of the shipper and/or the consignee. A general reference for identifying container loads of cargo loaded and/or discharged at merchants' premises. A vessel specially designed to carry containers, with cell-guides under deck and necessary fittings and equipment on deck.

SELF-SUSTAINING SHIP

A containership fitted with her own crane for loading and discharging containers

PASSENGER SHIP

A ship authorized to carry more than twelve passengers.

RO/RO SHIP

Cargo or ferry ship on which trucks and other vehicles can be driven on and off on ramps through large openings at the bow, stern or side

LOAD LINE

The line on a ship which indicates the maximum depth to which it can sink when loaded with cargo. Also known as marks.

BREAKBULK VESSEL

A general, multipurpose, cargo ship that carriers cargoes of nonuniform sizes

LINER

A cargo ship which sails between regular ports of call on a schedule

BULK CARRIER

Ship designed to carry cargo such as grain, woodchips, ore, coal, etc. in bulk

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