Dry Ship Types

Dry Ship Types:

  1. Bulk Carriers
  2. Ore Carriers
  3. Combination Carriers (Oil Bulk Ore – OBO)
  4. Self-discharging Bulk Carriers
  5. General Cargo Ships (MPP Multi-Purpose Ships)
  6. Container Ships
  7. Reefer Ships
  8. Ro-Ro Ships and High-Speed Craft Ships
  9. Cement Carriers
  10. Livestock carriers
  11. Pure Car Carriers (PCC) and Pure Truck Carriers (PTC)
  12. Woodchip Carriers



  • World’s largest Ore Carrier is the Vale Brasil, a 400,000 DWT VLOC (Very Large Ore Carrier).
  • World’s largest LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) carrier, Mozah, has a 266,000 m3
  • World’s largest Cruise Liner, Oasis of the Seas, 6,296 passengers and 2,394 crew.
  • World’s largest Crude Oil Tanker was Knock Nevis, a 565,000 DWT ULCC (Ultra Large Crude Carrier) – scrapped in 2004.