What do oil tankers do?
What type of chemical tankers are there?
What are the characteristics of bulk carriers?
What kind of bulk carriers are there?
What size is a cargo ship?
How many barrels can an oil tanker carry?
What are the characteristics of roll on-roll off ships?
What kind of roll on-roll off vessels are there?
What is the purpose of a roll on-roll off ship?
What are oil tankers?
What are chemical tankers?
What are container ships?
What are reefer ships?
What is a ro-ro ship?
What is a ship agent?
Sometimes they have built-in ramps for the loading and unloading of vehicles.
The fact that the cargo can access the ship under its own steam removes the need for a crane, thus reducing the intermediary costs related to loading, unloading and stowage.
These ships can only carry wheeled vehicles and mustn’t be confused with Ro-Pax vessels, like ferries, which combine the transport of vehicles and passengers.
These terms mustn’t be confused with the concept of storage in a free warehouse or open-air warehouse, since both can function as a CW and WAOC.
A customs agent is responsible for managing all customs duties and documents required by the tax administration in every country for the traffic of goods between states. Their importance lies in knowing the legal regulations in order to satisfy the tax authorities and avoid last-minute surprises such as tax duties or surcharges.
On the other hand, depending on their function, customs controls can be classified as:
As well as guaranteeing compliance with international trade rules, collecting taxes and duties due where appropriate, customs controls are a fundamental mechanism for preventing money laundering, tax fraud and drug trafficking.
The road transport regulation is the ADR (European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road), an agreement including 32 EU countries.
The carriage of dangerous goods by rail is governed by the RID.
For the ocean carriage of dangerous goods, the IMDG (International Maritime Dangerous Goods) code applies. Here such cargoes are also known as IMO goods due to the fact that the International Maritime Organisation is the authority in the matter.
Finally, the ICAO provides the regulation for the air transport of dangerous goods.