The Shinra Electric Power Company Cargo Ship (運搬船, Unpansen? or 神羅の運搬船Names used in Final Fantasy Record Keeper., Shinra no Unpansen?) is a form of transportation from Junon to Costa del Sol in Final Fantasy VII. It is briefly visited as a location in the story. Later, the cargo ship allows player to travel to and from the eastern continent to the western continent.
The Cargo Ship appeared as a location in several missions.
In "Dangerous Voyage", Cloud Strife and his party covertly use the ship to follow Rufus Shinra after his inauguration in Junon as the new company president. Barret Wallace, disguised as a sailor, was disgusted upon seeing Rufus with the executives and was about to assassinate them, before an alert prompted the group to gather on the deck. They learned the ship had been infiltrated by Sephiroth, who nearly killed everyone on board, and Cloud met up with him Sephiroth in the engine room. Sephiroth barely recalled knowing Cloud, but then remembered his name and left behind Jenova∙BIRTH to fight the party. Afterward, the ship landed safely in Costa del Sol with all the main characters intact.
Final Fantasy VII
The Cargo Ship is visited during the chapter "Dangerous Voyage" after sneaking on-board the vessel at Junon. The visit here is short, as Cloud talks to other party members before learning of Sephiroth's arrival, after which some random encounters can be fought, and Cloud's party must fight Jenova∙BIRTH. After beating Jenova, the Ifrit Materia can be obtained.
Subsequent visits allow the player to travel to and from the eastern continent to the western continent, connecting Junon and Costa del Sol, at the price of 100 gil per ride (free from Junon). It can also carry the buggy.
Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII
"It's Hard to Stand on Both Feet!" plays on the cargo ship. It is replaced by "Trail of Blood" when Sephiroth is discovered on-board.
With Priscilla's help, Cloud's team sneaks onto the Shinra Cargo Ship at port in Junon.