Types of cargo carrying vessels

  • General Cargo Vessels
  • Tankers
  • Dry but carriers
  • Multi-purpose vessels
  • Reefer Ships

General Cargo Vessels:

  • It carries packaged items like chemicals, Foods, Furniture, machinery, motor & military vehicles, footwear, garments etc.


  • It carries petroleum products or other liquid cargo

Dry Bulk Carrier:

  • It carriers coal, grain, ore, pulses, wheat & other similar products in loose form.

Multipurpose Vessels:

  • As the name suggests, carry different classes of cargo e.g. liquid cargo & general cargo at the same time.

A Reefer (Refrigerated) ship:

  • It is specifically designed & used for shipping perishable commodities which require very low temperature, mostly fruits, meat, fish, vegetables, dairy products & other foodstuffs.