I am new to the maritime sector so I’ve been studying all I can to learn about it. Can someone please clarify this for me:
Do SHIP SIZE terms like SUEZMAX and AFRAMAX have to do with “Size” or with “Type”?
Is AFRAMAX always refering to Tankers? Or does it only have to do with size?
Example: A bulker with the dimensions of an Aframax would be called an Aframax?
Does SUPRAMAX stem from something? Or is it just a random word?
I’m asking because most SHIP SIZE terms have origins, like PANAMAX.
I’ve been looking for DAYS about this subject, but every article and website has its own definition of each term. Are there no definitions set in stone?
Many thanks in advance for your help!