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:
Thankfully, the spectacular event was entirely planned and part of a routine procedure for Russian cargo ships departing the ISS... Earlier today, @roscosmos cargo vehicle Progress undocked and departed from @Space_Station ... The Progress MS-23 cargo ship docked with the ISS in May, bringing with it supplies such as food and equipment.
Simultaneously, larger ships are transporting hazardous cargo, doubling the average carrying capacity in the last two decades, amplifying the impact of potential fires ... This multifaceted strategy can help create a more resilient system that mitigates the risks associated with inaccurate cargo declarations in the shipping industry.
The camera system at the Netherlands’ Volkerak Locks caught the spectacular moment two inland cargo ships collided ... Investigators are trying to determine how it happened and if the Nova cut in front of the Europa, but the larger vessel plowed into the smaller inland cargo ship.
The InternationalChamber of Shipping (ICS) has called for an immediate end to attacks on ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden that victimise innocent seafarers. Some 25 seafarers from the Ray Car Carriers vessel GalaxyLeader remain held hostage 11 days after Houthi rebels stormed the NYK-chartered ship in a military style operation.
Danish container shipping giant Maersk, the world's second largest container shipping company with 14.8% of trade, has announced that it is diverting two of its ships away from the Red Sea due to their Israel connections ... These measures have been takewn because both ships are linked to Israel ... As ships reroute, cargo prices jump.
IMO is supporting the country to accede to the Convention on Facilitation of InternationalMaritimeTraffic (FAL), a key treaty aimed at achieving the most efficient maritime transport as possible, through the smooth transit in ports of ships, cargo and passengers.
The number of ships passing through the Canal during November 2023 also saw growth, totaling 2264, compared to 2171 in November 2022 ... Additionally, bulk carriers, general cargo ships, and roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) ships will witness a 5 percent increase in regular crossing fees during the same period.
Her deployment comes days Iranian-backed Houthi rebels descended by helicopter and seized an Israeli-linked cargo ship ... The cargo ship (pictured) travelled south past the Arabian peninsula on its way to India ... Israeli Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu's office called the seizure of the cargo ship an 'Iranian act of terror'.
22, the DFA said 17 Filipino crew members aboard a British-owned, Japanese-operated cargo ship in the Red Sea were among those taken hostage by Yemen-based Houthi rebels ... A video released by Houthi military media showed its rebels landing on the ship from a military helicopter before taking over the vessel.
Terrified, he rushed to the ship's doctor and found that a Peruvian wolf spider had bitten him and laid eggs in his toe ... Peruvian wolf spiders live in France after arriving in the area on cargo ships ... Peruvian wolf spiders live in France after arriving in the area on cargo ships (FilePhoto).
Maria Josefa Imelda "Imee" Marcos is worried that some Filipino seafarers would end up as "collateral damage" in the Israeli-Hamas war as Yemeni rebels sympathetic to Hamas militants seized a Israeli-owned cargo ship with Filipino workers onboard.
Following basic, the Navy asked for men to man guns on ships escorting merchant vessels along the U.S ...Returning to Scotland, the ship and crew returned to New York... Returning after leave, Adams found himself aboard a Liberty ship, which were quickly built during the war to carry cargo. On the journey to England, the convoy of ships ran into a storm.