Trailer Ship

Trailer Ship

 

a dry-cargo ship for transporting cargoes in trailers. As a rule, the trailers are loaded and unloaded from the stern of the ship with the aid of tractor trucks and are moved from the main deck to the hold by means of elevators and various kinds of ramps. A trailer ship usually has one deck; trailer ships with two or three decks are less common. The machinery space is located amidships or at the stern. The freight-carrying capacity of trailer ships ranges from 500 to 6,000 tons with respect to weight and can be as high as 18,000 cu m with respect to volume. The power of the main engines is 1–11 megawatts; the maximum speed is 35 km per hour.

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The TOTE Alaskan Trailer Ship Orca Class also contains a state-of-the-art sewage treatment plant and the ship's fuel will be stored in double-hull fashion, not adjacent to the ship's skin.
Midnight Sun, TOTE's new 840-foot roll-on/roll-off trailer ship (These tours are for media only.
It is the first Orca Class roll-on/roll-off trailer ship TOTE has commissioned for service from Tacoma, Washington, to Anchorage, Alaska.