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Glossary term Description
Suezmax

Largest size of vessel able to transit the Suez Canal fully loaded. 125,000-199,999 dwt.

Supramax

Dry cargo vessel of 50,000-59,999 dwt, taking over from Handymax where size permits.

SWATH Short Waterplane Area Twin Hull, a new hull technology using the catamaran principle, usually for high speed ferries.
SWL

safe working load

Syncrolift

A ship lift