CARGO SHIP / VESSEL DESCRIPTIONS
Cargo ships or vessels come in different types and sizes to meet the various demands of marine cargo transportation. Cargo ships are categorised partly by capacity and partly by dimensions (often related to the different canals and canal locks they are traveling through). Sizes of cargo vessels range from a modest handysize carrier (10,000 – 30,000 DWT) to mammoth VLCC and ULCC super tankers with a capacity to carry cargoes of more than 200,000 dead weight tonnage (DWT).
Aframax and Panamax are mid-sized cargo vessels.