11 September 2009
We’re always fascinated by the variety of ships in the maritime industry. And seeing them come on to our ship supplies marketplace is always very exciting. As you can imagine, with 4,700 vessels now active on our trading platform, TradeNet, we get to see all sorts.
And as our customer base extends into ares such as Oil, Gas & Energy we’re beginning to see a number of specialty vessels – such as semi-submersible drilling rigs (semisubs), Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) and windmill installation vessels.
But don’t be embarrassed if you’re losing track of the various ship types out there. Our friends at CoracleOnline, the maritime e-learning company, run something called the Daily Draft. Its a free six-day course on commercial shipping delivered by email. It explains the main ship types and the job that shipping does in the world today. We’ve found it quite useful as a refresher/primer on the main ship types and the freight they carry. Why not give it a try? You can sign up here. You never know you might learn something.
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