In addition to the ship types mentioned in Multipurpose ships and Vehicle carriers, these are the major dry cargo specialised ships:
Banana carrier: any ship dedicated to the banana trade. Such a ship is required to have considerable ventilation capability combined with the ability to cool the cargo and she must be fast because of the way bananas mature on passage. Most of these ships are designed to carry palletised goods although cartons are still used. More recently, bananas are being carried in specially designed refrigerated containers.