A vessel may have cargo tanks of solid or clad stainless steel, or mild steel coated with chemical resistant coating materials. Care is necessary with all of these materials to avoid filling tanks with cargoes, which may adversely affect them, and to minimize the bad affect by ballast water or mechanical damage. STAINLESS…View More Tank Material and Coatings on Chemical Tanker
Carriage of timber on deck Carriage of timber on deck offers an added advantage to the timber carrier ships. Timber carriers are constructed with special requirements in accordance with “Code of safe practices for ships carrying timber deck cargoes”. This Code is designed to assist: shipowners, charterers, operating companies and ships’ crew; port industries, shippers…View More Timber Deck Cargo
A Materials Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is a Document that provides workers with procedures for safely handling or working with a particular cargo or substance Information provided in the Cargo/Material data sheet (MSDS) The safety data sheet shall include the following 16 headings SECTION 1: Identification of the substance/mixture and…View More Information provided in MSDS
Definition Article 1, para 7 of the Hamburg Rules gives a clear definition of the Bill of Lading: A Bill of Lading is a document that evidences a contract for the carriageof goods by sea and the taking over or loading of the goods and by which the carrier undertakes to…View More What do you understand by Bill of Lading?
Following are 18 types of Bill of Lading identified and described for understanding Multimodal Transport Bill of Lading A Multimodal Transport Bill of Lading is a bill of lading involving both sea and other transport modes but, with different carriers involved at each stage, e.g. another shipping company, a road haulier,…View More How many types of Bill of Lading do you know?
Cargo Officers The term ‘Cargo Officer’ implies the person responsible for the safe and efficient handling and stowage of cargo on board. This responsibility also includes the proper preparation of the hold prior to loading, correct supervision during the working of cargoes proper to the preservation of cargo whilst in transit and the…View More Duties and Responsibilities of Cargo Officers