Gas carrier, gas tanker
Gas carriers are tankers intended to carry different liquefied gases used for energy purposes (petroleum gases, natural gases), in the chemical industry (ethylene, vinyl chloride, propylene, etc.) or used as a raw material for making agricultural fertiliser (ammonia). A most notable characteristic of liquefied gas carriers is being equipped with special cargo handling installations designed to keep gas products in a liquefied state. The design and operation of liquefied gas carriers is principally governed by the International Gas Carrier Code (IGC Code).
See also Gas carrier standards, Gas carrier types, LNG tanker, and LPG tanker.