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This is so given that this is a notional point in chartering terms, this is best described as the Shipper/Receiver arranging for delivery/receival of cargo to/from directly under ships hook and the ship paying for the labour to stow the cargo in the vesse ...

A common measure of ship carrying capacity. The number of tons (2240 lbs.) of cargo, stores and bunkers that a vessel can transport. It is the difference between the number of tons of water a vessel displaces "light" and the number of tons it displaces "w ...

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Water Line / Top of Hatch Coaming. To see if the load/discharge gear is large and high enough to reach the hatches. As the size of the ships increased faster than the size of the berth, this is often a problem. The ship can at times be lowered by taking b ...

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Tunnel which accommodates pipelines and runs longitudinally alongh the centre line of a ship.

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Dispensation, given by a country which reserves the carriage of goods to ships of its own national fleet.

This refers to shipping documents which are presented to a bank on a collection basis to be passed to the buyer (drawee) when payment is made.

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A Type of Standard Voyage Charter Party Issued by ASBA

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Also length waterline or load waterline (LWL) - This is the length of the boat where it meets the water when loaded to its designed capacity.

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FWE

Finished With Engines

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Summer Deadweight

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Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays Included

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A length of rope used in a tug to bowse in the towrope. Gog rope.

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Under Hook (i.e.barge cargo)

Arrival First Sea Pilot Station (Norway)

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Freight calculated on the value of the goods, expressed as a percentage.

More Or Less Charterer's Option (see MOLCO)

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Dropping Last Outwards Sea Pilot (Norway)

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Term in a c/p stipulating that despatch money (amount payable by shipowner to charterers/shippers or receivers)for loading or discharging in less than the time allowed in the C/P, is to be calculated at half of the agreed rate of demurrage.

A region drawn on a chart to separate two lanes that have shipping vessels moving in opposite directions.

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An extent of corrosion such that assessement or corrosion pattern indicates a wastage in excess of 75% of the allowable margins, but within the acceptable limits.

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