A terminal provides facilities for handling particular forms of cargo (IHO Dictionary, S-32, 5th Edition , 5343).

  1. RoRo-terminal: a terminal for roll-on roll-off ferries.
  2. ferry terminal: a terminal for passenger and vehicle ferries.
  3. fishing harbour: a harbour with facilities for fishing boats.
  4. yacht harbour/marina: a harbour with facilities for small boats and yachts (IHO Dictionary, S-32, 5th Edition, 3095).
  5. naval base: a centre of operations for naval vessels (adapted from The Collins Dictionary).
  6. tanker terminal: a terminal for the bulk handling of liquid cargoes.
  7. passenger terminal: a terminal for the loading and unloading of passengers.
  8. shipyard: a place where ships are built or repaired (IHO Dictionary, S-32, 5th Edition, 4686).
  9. container terminal: a terminal for container ships.
  10. bulk terminal: a terminal for the handling of bulk materials such as iron ore, coal, etc.
  11. syncrolift: A platform powered by synchronous electric motors used to lift vessels (larger than boats) in and out of the water.
  12. straddler carrier: a wheeled vehicle designed to lift and carry containers or vessels whitin its own framework. Its used for moving, and sometimes stacking, shipping containers and vessels.