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Cargo carrying merchant vessel that offers its services independent of a conference at relative low freight rates. A tramp has no fixed schedule or definite route but carries general cargo to any destination, and may be diverted to any port as required.

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Small business owners looking to send their products overseas by boat may resort to using a tramp which, although its schedule can be unpredictable and meandering, is considerably cheaper than its more commercial counterparts.
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If you need to move something quick you can hire a tramp that doesn't use a set schedule and is always ready to go.
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If you need to transport something quickly you can use a tramp which can be hired at any time and is generally cheaper.
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