Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading

Cellular Vessel

Cellular Vessel is a vessel designed with internal ribbing to permit the support of stacked containers.

What is Cellular Vessel?

A cellular vessel is a container ship specially designed for the efficient storage of freight containers one on top of other with vertical bracings at the four corners. The majority of vessels operated by maritime carriers are fully cellular ships. Before 1991 most containerships were constructed with hatch covers.