As a starting trader and maybe an industrialist, one of the most useful ships you’re going to have is going to be an Industrial Ship. These big, slow vessels have one feature in mind: cargo space. Until you get into a larger ship such as a freighter, Transport Ship or Orca you are going to be spending a lot of time in an indy.
Now remember this is Eve, you’re not locked into flying your racial ship. My main is a Caldari who flies Gallentean ships for the Amarr navy. He has identity issues. Anyway, the industrials produced by the four different races each have their own advantages and drawbacks. In a nutshell, the advantages are:
Amarr: Pretty. Lots of cargo for low skillpoint investment.
Caldari: No real advantages, longer train for the Badger Mk2 than the Bestower for less cargo space.
Gallente: Most cargo + new hull for every rank of Gallente Industrial. Also, longship is long.
Minmatar: Fastest. 2nd most cargo.
You can find a great Eve University guide for selecting and training these ships here.
Minmatari Tier 3 Industrial, the Mammoth
All in all I’m quite happy with it except for one thing… the delay in training Minmatar Industrial to 4 to fly the Mammoth!