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:
A record number of cargo ships are anchored in San Francisco Bay, waiting to unload their containers. Every one of those ships carries multiple containers full of goods, items that may take a little while longer to arrive in stores and at your front door ... The back up of cargo ships extends up and down the West Coast.READ MORE.
The Zhong Hua Fu Qiang is a roll-on roll-off passenger and cargo ship built in 2020 and launched in October as a daily ferry between Weihai and Dalian... The ship, designed to carry wheeled cargo such as cars and trucks that are driven on and off, is the largest such vessel in Asia, ...
Search and rescue operations are ongoing for 20 missing crewmembers of a vessel laden with nickel ore that ran aground at Malimono town on the southern island of Mindanao, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said Tuesday ... Reports said that eighteen of crewmembers who abandoned the vessel were still in a life raft when contact was lost on Tuesday ... .
Warren, was the fifth body pulled from the ship ... A towering crane using a heavy anchor chain like a saw has begun cutting apart a cargo ship that capsized off the Georgia coast nearly 14 months ago ... Giant cargo ship that blocked Suez Canal impounded amid financial dispute ... Giant cargo ship that blocked Suez Canal impounded amid financial dispute.
... implement wind-assisted propulsion for the global shipping industry ... Fitted to the deck of bulk cargo ships, the system is expected to deliver a fuel usage reduction of up to 30% for bulk carriers, tankers and other large shipping vessels.
"Trains are a midway point between expensive air transport that can have merchandise arrive in a day, and inexpensive cargo ships that take 30 or 35 days to deliver their goods between China and Italy,"; Giuricin told Xinhua...Transport costs, Giuricin said, were far below those of air transport but more expensive than cargo ships ... Enditem. .
Years down the line, Nigerian economy still loses billions of dollars annually as freight cost paid on import and export cargoes to foreign-owned ships, while many Nigerian seafarers roam the streets without well-paid employment. Even young cadets that want to take up a career in shipping find it difficult to get onboard training.
The approval marks a major milestone in China’s pursuit of commercially viable alternative fuels and provides a new channel for the use of hydrogen fuel cells on ships ...Once completed, the ship will be trialled along the Pearl River in Guangdong province, where it will carry operational cargoes.