August 24, 2015

Terminology: Various Ship Types

Hundreds of different types of cargo are moved by ship and therefore, a number of types of ship have been designed to carry the cargoes. Some are designed to carry containers filled with all sorts of cargo – bales of wool, drums of chemicals, boxes of car parts, cartons of […]
November 12, 2015


November 12, 2015

Containerisation Part 2

Container shipments Here are some more terms that apply to cargo shipments: Shipper : The person or company that sends the cargo. Consignee : The person or company that receives the cargo. Full container load (FCL)  One shipper has cargo in this container. One consignee will receive all the cargo in this […]
November 13, 2015

What is a bulk carrier?

November 16, 2015

Types of Bulk Carriers

Capesize Bulkers Because they are so large, some bulk carriers cannot pass through the Suez Canal fully laden and are also too large for the Panama Canal. When fully laden, they have to round the Cape on voyages from Australia to Europe, hence the term Capesize Bulkers. The general characteristics […]