Strange names are associated with things that you will find in the shipping industry.

Modules in this section will introduce you to the terminology used.


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Ships and equipment aboard ships

Photograph: Smit Amandla

Photograph: African Marine Solutions (AMSOL)

Various Ship Types

  • Containerships
  • Bulk Carriers
  • Tankers, Gas Carriers and related vessels
  •  Multi-purpose Ships
  • Passenger Ships
  • Refrigerated Ships
  • Ro-ro ships
  • Heavylift Ships
  • Ferries
  • Fishing vessels
  • Tugs
  • Dredgers
  • Warships

General terminology relating to ships