A cargo ship or freighter is any sort of ship or vessel that carries cargo, goods, and materials from one port to another. Thousands of cargo carriers ply the world's seas and oceans each year, handling the bulk of international trade. Cargo ships are usually specially designed for the task, often being equipped with cranes and other mechanisms to load and unload, and come in all sizes. Today, they are almost always built by welded steel, and with some exceptions generally have a life expectancy of 25 to 30 years before being scrapped.
Cargo ships/freighters can be divided into five groups, according to the type of cargo they carry. These groups are:
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA — Canadian Coast Guard officials said Sunday a fire that was burning in several containers aboard a cargo ship off the coast of British Columbia appeared to be out ...The Coast Guard said the hazardous material inside the containers prevented the ship’s crew from spraying cold water directly on the fire ... Danaos Shipping Co.
VICTORIA — A tug boat spent the night fighting a container fire that broke out on Saturday on a cargo ship carrying mining chemicals off B.C., the Canadian Coast Guard said on Sunday, adding that it would continue to monitor the situation ...Fire blazes on cargo ship carrying hazardous materials off B.C.
Oct. 25—The fire on a large cargo ship anchored about 5 miles off Victoria, British Columbia, that started on Saturday was all but controlled on Sunday. No injuries were reported, and 16 crew members were taken off the Zim Kingston, ... .
With the national supply chain in crisis, and dozens of ships anchored offshore in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach waiting to offload cargo, some ships are choosing to sail up the coast to Port Hueneme.
The Canadian coast guard has evacuated 16 people from a burning container ship that is expelling toxic gas off Canada'sPacific coast, but there is "no safety risk" to those on shore, authorities said Sunday ... .
The shipping company is ... WHAT CEBU COURT FOUND VS SHIPPING FIRM ...  "Wanton, fraudulent and reckless" transfer of dangerous cargo, 10,000 kilos of the pesticide Endosulfan and similarly hazardous cargo in two containers, which the ship personnel didn't disclose during inspection.
A fire that broke out on board the Zim Kingston container ship off the coast of Canada has been “stabilised”, the coast guard said, but continues to burn spewing out toxic substances ... It was reported that the hull of the ship — which was carrying more than 52 tonnes of chemicals — had been cooled overnight by a tugboat spraying it with water.
The Canadian coast guard has evacuated 16 people from a burning container ship that is expelling toxic gas off Canada’sPacific coast, but there is “no safety risk” to those on shore, authorities said on Sunday ... “The ship is on fire and expelling toxic gas,” the Canadian coast guard said in a navigational warning on its website.