Wood or metal supports to keep shipments in place to prevent cargo shifting.



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BRACING

Wood or metal supports to keep shipments in place to prevent cargo shifting.

BRIGHTWORK

An exposed varnished wood or polished metal on a boat.

CCR

Cargo Control Room - the place where the loading or unloading of a tank vessel is controlled and monitored. Usually contains pump controls and vessel monitoring equipment.

CAULK

To fill seams in a wood deck with oakum or hammer the adjoining edges of metal together to stop leaks.

TRACTOR-TRAILER

A truck that have three main units. The front section where the driver sits is called the cab or the tractor (because it pulls a load). Cargo is loaded into the metal box (container), which is loaded onto the wheel base called a chassis or a trailer.

PLACE OF DELIVERY

Place where cargo leaves the care and custody of carrier.

CARGO SHIFTING

Movements or changing positions of cargo from one place to another which can easily endanger the seaworthiness of the ship

SHIFTING BOARD

Portable bulkhead members, generally constructed of wood planking and fitted fore and aft in cargo holds when carrying grain or other cargo to prevent shifting when the ship is rolling

PACKING GLAND

The metal part that compresses and holds packing in place in a stuffing box.

ADSORPTION

Adhesion of the molecules of gases, liquids, or dissolved substances to a solid surface, resulting in relatively high concentration of the molecules at the place of contact; e.g. the plating out of an anti-wear additive on metal surfaces.

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