Ships’ Library

Get to know most significant ships sailing around the world and serving all the needs of humanity. Here you will find info about world largest ships, most expensive yachts and many more facts about any extraordinary vessel ever built.

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Bale and unit cargo

These type of ships can handle and stow a variety of freight, including forest products, manufactured goods, heavy equipment, vehicles, machinery, bagged goods, cattle, steel and food products, and containers.

Multipurpose vessels

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Car carriers

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Heavy-cargo ships

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Cattle ships

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Refrigerated cargo

Any cargo that has to be loaded, maintained and/or carried at a certain temperature and/or pressure in order for it to reach its destination without deterioration is classed as refrigerated cargoes. This includes meat, fish, poultry products, dairy products, drugs and experimental samples

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LPG/LNG carriers

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Refrigerated ships

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Bulk cargo

A bulk carrier, or colloquially, bulker is a merchant ship specially designed to transport unpackaged bulk cargo, such as grains, coal, ore, and cement, in its cargo holds. An oil tanker, also known as a petroleum tanker, is a ship designed for the bulk transport of oil or its products. There are two basic types of oil tankers: crude tankers and product tankers

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Bulk carriers

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Crude/Product tankers

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Ferry boats and Ro-Ro ferries

ferry is a merchant vessel used to carry passengers, and sometimes vehicles and cargo, across a body of water. Roll-on/roll-off (RORO or Ro-Ro) ships are ferries designed to carry wheeled cargo, such as cars, trucks, semi-trailer trucks, trailers, and railroad cars, that are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels or using a platform vehicle, such as a self-propelled modular transporter.

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Ro-Ro freighters

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Car and passenger ferries

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Passenger ships and yachts

passenger ship is a merchant ship whose primary function is to carry passengers on the sea. Today’s yachts are almost exclusively for leisure. A yacht is any sail or power vessel used for pleasure, cruising, or racing.

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Passenger ships

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Motor yachts

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Sailing yachts

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Fishing vessels

A fishing vessel is a boat or ship used to catch fish in the sea, or on a lake or river. Many different kinds of vessels are used in commercial, artisanal and recreational fishing.

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Fishing vessels

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Fishing factories

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Vessels providing services for shipping

These kinds of vessels serve harbours, sea routes, coast guard, and other parts of the shipping sector who needs additional ship services.

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Sea-going tugs

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Harbour tugs

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Icebreakers

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Pilot boats

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Coast guard boats

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Research vessels

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Construction and infrastructure vessels

Specially designed vessels used for the construction of different facilities and maintenance of the sea infrastructure.

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Cable laying vessels

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Dredgers

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Shear leg ships

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Offshore support vessels

Also known as OSVs, offshore supporvessels, are specially designed ships for the logistical servicing of offshore platforms and subsea installations, from drilling, installation through the full-service life of offshore fields.