Freighters and Transports are large vessels designed for trade and long range cargo hauling. Almost all space-faring races utilize Freighters, and designs created by Ferengi and Cardassian corporations have become standard throughout the quadrant. The Tuffli Class Freighter is one of the best vessels for managing Duty Officer Assignments, trade, cargo acquisition and transport, and other related commendation tasks, though it now shares that status with the Suliban Cell Ship. Tuffli Class Freighters are not designed as combat vessels. They come with minimal armaments designed only to ward off pirates and other would-be threats. They were used by the Coalition of Independent States as their boarding ships.