A cargo liner, also known as a passenger-cargo ship or passenger-cargoman, is a type of
A cargo liner has been defined as:
A vessel which operated a regular scheduled service on a fixed route between designated ports and carries many consignments of different commodities.
Cargo liners transported general freight, from raw materials to manufactures to merchandise. Many had cargo holds adapted to particular services, with refrigerator space for frozen meats or chilled fruit, tanks for liquid cargos such as plant oils, and lockers for valuables. Cargo liners typically carried passengers as well, usually in a single class. They differed from