HR glossary of terminology
A Vessel is the term given to a large boat or a ship. Merchant mariners working on container ships and tankers and others in the maritime industry will usually use the term Vessel instead of ship.
VLCC stands for Very Large Crude Carrier - an oil chemical or petroleum tanker that is generally between 200000 and 500000DWT.
VLCS stands for Very Large Container Ship - a container vessel with the capacity to carry around 8000+ TEU.
VLEC stands for Very Large Ethane Carrier - a class of Gas Carrier vessels designed to transport ethane that generally has a capacity of between 70000 and 90000 CBM.
VLGC stands for Very Large Gas Carrier - a class of vessel designed to transport LPG (Liquified Petroleum Gas) that generally has a capacity of between 70000 and 90000 CBM.