The modular conveyor is a large freighter popular with many shippers dealing in manufactured goods and other packaged products. The modular design of the conveyor allows shippers to load cargo into containers prior to the ship's arrival. The conveyor then can dock those containers quickly and get underway with a minimum of time spent at a depot.
The modular, compartmentalized design also helps to safeguard cargo, as each individual cargo module is self-contained. The cargo in one container is protected even as other containers or the vessel itself takes damage.Modular conveyors are low on amenities, with spartan berths and facilities for the small crew required to operate the vessels. While crews will usually take steps to improve the living quarters, even the most remodelled conveyors remain far from glamorous.