The Virella Systems Cargo Freighter was a long-distance freight haulage solution designed for use in conjunction with several classes of Xizor Cargo Containers. In this respect it was similar to Virella Systems' other widespread cargo vessel, the Cargo Tanker.
An innovative design, the main body of the ship was divided into two sections: a large crew cabin at the front coupled to a powerful, broad three-engine drive unit at the rear. Between these two sections was strung a series of the modular Xizor Transport Systems cargo containers, connected via a small, flexible coupling section. This flexibility allowed the Cargo Freighter to maneuver inside even the busiest of spaceports.
The Cargo Freighter had substantial hauling power, and it was able to easily pull long chains that sometimes included even the Class-J Cargo Container, the largest in the series.
With this capacity, however, came the need for protection from piracy. Possessing neither warhead launchers nor laser cannons, the Cargo Freighter lacked any form of offensive capability, but was equipped with a strong defensive shielding system. Its hull was, however, not as robust as the Virella Cargo Tanker, with less than half the durability of the other class of vessel.