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
Why is there a need for ventilation of cargo spaces? Most cargoes are loaded in cargo holds which are closed before proceeding to sea to prevent any external elements like bad weather, water, heat, cold from affecting the cargo inside. But when the voyage is long, keeping the hatch totally closed, can…View More Need for ventilation of cargo spaces
The need for separation and marking of cargo Cargo for different ports must be kept separated for easy identification to aid correct discharge. Stevedore labour in many countries may be illiterate and may not understand any port name or markings on the cargo. Separation of consignments: There may be many shippers…View More Importance of Separation and marking of Cargo
Ice at sea can be classified as following types: Sea Ice, formed by the freezing of sea water. Icebergs, huge masses of floating ice. River Ice, sometime encountered in harbours during spring break-up, generally presents only a temporary hindrance to shipping. Sea Ice accounts for most of the ice…View More Ice at Sea
Derricks Derricks are one of the earliest of the cargo handling gear used on ships. The Derrick type of gallows in turn got its name from Thomas Derrick, an English executioner from Elizabeth era. There are various types of Derricks used on ships. The rigging of all these Derricks for…View More Care and Maintenance of Derricks