Freighter

Amarr

Amarr freighter designs.
Amarr

Caldari

Caldari freighter designs.
Caldari

Gallente

Gallente freighter designs.
Gallente

Minmatar

Minmatar freighter designs.
Minmatar


Given their huge cargohold, freighters allow pilots to move vast amounts of material from system to system, entire fleets of ships and their modules in their hold. However, they do have some specific limitations in what they can carry. Standard containers, secure containers and ships cannot be placed directly into a freighter hold while assembled - they must first be entered into a courier contract and sealed in plastic wrap. General freight containers can, but there is no gain in capacity from using them as there is with other types of container.

Previously, Freighters were limited in the ways they could manipulate cargo while in space. Freighters and jump freighters have since been upgraded with a jettison tube and can freely jettison, scoop and move items between containers. They are still not able to load or scoop assembled containers into their cargo hold, except for freight containers. Freighters can also be used to empty, or fill, planetary Customs Offices with the materials the offices will hold.

They are capital sized ships and are very slow to move. They also have a very low warp speed. If a friend is in the same corporation as you, he can speed the warp initiation phase by using a webifier on your freighter.

Freighters and Jump Freighters have no fitting slots or rig slots. As such, it is not possible to upgrade a freighter with these items. AY-2 or HY-2 implants, however, are recommended - the latter can save a significant amount of time over a long journey, especially if a corp-mate is webbing you into warp.

Freighters are quite expensive but given their huge cargo size they have become a major backbone of the Eve industry. Since they can carry quite a lot of valuable equipment, they are popular targets for combat pilots. While their sheer bulk affords them some protection, a dedicated group of attackers can destroy a freighter even in the most secure systems. Caution should be taken when flying these behemoths to avoid losing ship and cargo to marauders - see avoiding cargo scans.

One commonly heard question is 'I've just spent all my isk on a freighter - how do I use it to make isk?' Do not put yourself in this position - avoid buying a freighter until you have a clear plan for what you want to do with it. This article may be useful if you need ideas.


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