Quiz: Cargo Ships: Can You Name the Equipment From an Image?
Cargo Ships: Can You Name the Equipment From an Image?
By: Robin Tyler
Image: Michael H / DigitalVision / Getty Images

About This Quiz

Cargo, or container ships as they are sometimes called, are an intricate part of transporting goods around the world.

Did you know, these massive container ships are actually fairly new and have only been in operation for the past 60 odd years?  In fact, the first container ship set sail out of Denmark in 1951. 

And they continue to be a very important form of transport in the world today. Why? Well, container ships carry around 90% of the world's non-bulk cargo. Think about that number... it is simply incredible! 

The cargo transported by these ships is divided into two types: bulk cargo and break bulk cargo.

Bulk cargo is transported in the hold of the ship in specially ventilated areas. This type of cargo includes grain, maize and other edible plants, for example. 

Break bulk cargo is manufactured goods and generally transported in packages, for example boxes within a large container, packed tight to help stop breakages. 

Of course, to get this cargo on board a container ship and to manipulate it while at sea requires a range of equipment. Not just cranes but locking mechanisms, ropes, nets and others. The cargo ship also has equipment that helps it complete its task in an efficient manner. 

Let's see how many parts of this equipment you can guess from an image!

Good luck. 

1 of 40
Identify this piece of equipment found on cargo ships.
2 of 40
Any idea what piece of equipment is shown in this image?
3 of 40
This is found on cargo ships all over the world, actually on most ships. What is it?
4 of 40
Essential in an emergency, what is shown in this image?
5 of 40
This is found on the deck of cargo and container ships. Name this piece of equipment, please.
6 of 40
This helps secure a ship in the harbor. Do you know what the piece of equipment in the image is called?
7 of 40
This consists of an arm and plenty of strong wires. What is it?
8 of 40
This makes traversing the different levels of the ship all that easier. Name it, please.
9 of 40
Identify these, which are often used on cargo and container ships.
10 of 40
This square piece of wood is called a ________
11 of 40
In this image, we have a piece of equipment used to pick up cargo. What is it?
12 of 40
These are used to secure containers together. What are they called?
13 of 40
An easy one, all ships have this, not just cargo ships. What is it?
14 of 40
Which piece of equipment used on a cargo or container ship is shown here?
15 of 40
Another way of securing containers to the deck of the ship is with these. What are they?
16 of 40
This helps secure 20-ft containers on all sides. What is it?
17 of 40
Name this lubricant often used on cargo ships.
18 of 40
The equipment in this image is called a ________
19 of 40
Specifically used to hold onto wood, what are these?
20 of 40
Can you name this part of the ship, vital equipment in keeping it running.
21 of 40
These are found throughout the ship and are used to help power cranes, for example. What are they?
22 of 40
This is used to tighten certain locking mechanisms linked to containers. What is it called?
23 of 40
These are massive! Can you name them?
24 of 40
Name this lifting device found on cargo and container ships.
25 of 40
Used to secure a container to the deck of a shift, can you name this piece of equipment?
26 of 40
This piece of equipment is used for placing containers on ships. What is it called?
27 of 40
Name this piece of equipment found at the front of a cargo ship?
28 of 40
This area is where the captain runs the cargo ship from. What is it called?
29 of 40
Can you name this piece of equipment that is actually mobile?
30 of 40
This secures containers to the lowest tier of the cargo ship. Name it, please.
31 of 40
Name the equipment shown in this image, please.
32 of 40
Another method of getting containers on a ship is to use one of these. What is it?
33 of 40
This helps the ship move forward. What is it?
34 of 40
Once moving, this piece of equipment helps steer the cargo ship.
35 of 40
What is the cargo ship part in the image called?
36 of 40
A massive space, can you name it though?
37 of 40
This piece of equipment moves clean, fresh air around. What is it?
38 of 40
Any idea as to what this is called?
39 of 40
This is used in certain situations to release containers. Can you name it?
40 of 40
The piece of equipment found on cargo ships pictured here is a ____________
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