Larger vessels, such as cargo vessels and tankers, can be further categorised into sub-categories based on their means of measuring their size.
The size-ranges, as mentioned in the table below, are used by MarineTraffic to further categorise the recorded vessels in Advanced Density Maps:
|VESSEL TYPE||SUB-CATEGORY||SIZE (in DWT)|
|CARGO VESSELS||HANDYSIZE||0 - 39,999|
|CARGO VESSELS||HANDYMAX||40,000 - 59,999|
|CARGO VESSELS||PANAMAX+||60,000 - 119,999|
|CARGO VESSELS||CAPESIZE+||> 120,000|
|TANKERS||HANDYSIZE||0 - 39,999|
|TANKERS||HANDYMAX/PANAMAX/MR/LR1||40,000 - 79,999|
|TANKERS||AFRAMAX - LR2||> 80,000|
|VESSEL TYPE||SUB-CATEGORY||SIZE (in TEU)|
|CONTAINER SHIPS||FEEDERS||0 - 3,000|
|CONTAINER SHIPS||LARGE||> 3,000|
Note I: Keep in mind that the categorisation is not universal. You may come across slightly different size-ranges per Category.