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Coastal vessels, also known as coasters, are ships specially designed for the transport of goods along coastal waters and on inland waterways. These versatile ships play a crucial role in the transportation of cargo within the near-coastal areas and offer several advantages over larger cargo ships.

Coastal vessels are typically smaller and have a shallower draft, making them suitable for navigating shallow waters and harbors which are inaccessible to larger vessels. This makes it possible to deliver cargo directly to smaller ports, making logistics more efficient and saving costs of transshipping goods onto smaller boats.

As for their capabilities, coasters are able to transport different types of cargoes, including bulk cargoes such as grain, coal, and iron ore, as well as containers, general cargo, and even heavy loads such as machinery and equipment. They may be equipped with the necessary self-loading and unloading facilities to handle a wide range of goods.

DOEVE Brokers and Valuers is your dedicated broker for coasters. For further information about the sale of your coaster or if you wish to purchase a coaster, please contact us.


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