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NET LOAD CAPACITY

The weight of a material that can be handled, without failure, by a machine or process plus the weight of the container or device.

PARTIAL CONTAINERSHIP

Multipurpose containerships where one or more but not all compartments are fitted with permanent container cells. Remaining compartments are used for other types of cargo.

L.C.L.

Less than Container Load - that is inefficient to fill a shipping container. It is grouped with other consignments for the same destination at a container freight station.

BELL-TYPE MANOMETER

A differential pressure gage in which one pressure input is fed into an inverted cuplike container floating in liquid, and the other pressure input presses down upon the top of the container so that its level in the liquid is the measure of differential pressure.

HEAVY LIFT CHARGE

A charge typically imposed when special lifting gear is required to handle a given piece of cargo, which may be of either heavy weight or of large dimensions (often referred to as 'out of gauge' when dealing with container vessels).

DOORTODOOR

Through transportation of a container and its contents from consignor to consignee. Also known as House to House. Not necessarily a through rate.

FEU

Forty Foot Equivalent Units for Containers.

CONTAINER FREIGHT STATION

The facility for stuffing and stripping a container of its cargo, especially for movement by railroad.

FOAM EXTINGUISHERS

These fire extinguishers use a cylindrical tank that is filled with sodium bicarbonate and an inner container with a solution of aluminium sulphate that combine to produce foam discharge.

CARGO SHIP

Any sort of ship or vessel that carries cargo, goods, and materials from one port to another, including general cargo ships (designed to carry break bulk cargo), bulk carriers, container ships, multipurpose vessels, and tankers. Tankers, however, although technically cargo ships, are routinely thought of as constituting a completely separate category.

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