Yet another decent ship suited for the small, basic port market is the Pallet Carrier ship. Particularly ones geared with 20/35ton cranes. These are supposed to center around the newer Euro-pallet craze, but are often reefer equipped or will handle TEU containers as well. Perhaps with some effort, large dimension stone as well. Most likely in smaller quanities. Here is a good example as seen at Auckland Shipbrokers:
The listing can be found here:
Here is another Ice classed 1A rated ship at Scandinavian Maritime Services:
Found at this location:
The Ice Class is interesting, as few ship are stated as meeting Canada's new Polar Classing scheme. All existing ships apparently requiring permission from the Authorities to gain a new rating. This is interesting in that the most obvious justification for the expense of a ship lies with utilizing it all year. Bringing in revenue all year. We will explore that in another post.