Cargo ships tend to be built fairly
generically. Because of the enormous expense in building any
starship, it is generally more practical for designers to
build generic cargo ships and design specialized packaging for
specific cargos. It is extremely unusual to see a "liquid
only" freighter or "freezer" freighter.
||Corporately owned craft for the
transport of executives and cargo.
||Variously sized vessels used to
transport cargo. Small, fast, lightly crewed freighters are often
used by independent traders, for small high-value cargos, or for
deep donkey style missions. Medium freighters fill the shipping
lanes, dragging a variety of cargos from place to place.
Super-freighters allow corporations to buy and transport vast
amounts of cargo from a single spot and transport it to
redistribution points, including cheap, bulk cargos that would be
impractical to transport in small quantities.
||The public transport of intergalactic
society. Liners are designed in various configurations from bulk,
local people-movers that stay in-system, to decent commercial
transport along major trade lanes, to luxury cruise liners that
tour a variety of locales and interstellar phenomena for the
pleasure of the passengers.
||Small freighters that carry cargo on
short hauls, generally in-system.
||Small in-system ships designed to move around larger
external objects. Vary in size from smaller cargo tugs that ferry
cargo from space elevators to barges up to larger tugs designed to
work in shipyards and manipulate ships up to the size of