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How do modern ships operate?

Up to 90% of world trade is carried on ships, efficiently supplying the increasing demand for food, fuel, raw materials and goods. A highly complex, integrated and regulated industry is needed to keep this supply chain running.

 

Types of ship

Ships types can be, and are, divided into different ship types, based on the either the cargoes they transport or their operations.

Bulk carriers

Container ships

Tankers

Ferries / Ro-Ro ships

Cruise ships

Offshore vessels

Special purpose ships

Annual Review 2020

The 2020 Annual Review covers the impact of COVID-19 and the intensifying crew change crisis plus a broad cross-section of such as efforts to decarbonise shipping and the USD 5 billion industry fund to accelerate the R&D of zero-carbon technologies.