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The 7th digit of the serial number of a container used to check whether prefix and serial number are correct.



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SLOT CHARTER OR CHARTERER

This is where an entity contracts for a certain number of usually container spaces or slots from a carrier and then they sell that space to shippers for one or more voyages depending on the contract or charter party terms.

MCCABE-THIELE DIAGRAM

Graphical method for calculation of the number of theoretical plates or contacting stages required for a given binary distillation operation.

GULDBERG-WAAGE GROUP

A dimensionless number used in studying chemical reactions in blast furnaces; it is given by an equation relating volumes of reacting gases and reacting products. Symbolized NGW.

MONOHEDRON

From the Greek word hedron (a geometrical figure having any number of planes). The theoretical ideal shape for planing over the water surface is one of constant (mono) section. Thus monohedron describes a hull that has a running surface of constant section; in practice the sections may not be exactly the same.

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.

DYNAMIC CHECK

Check used to ascertain the correct performance of some or all components of equipment or a system under dynamic or operating conditions.

TWENTY FOOT EQUIVALENT UNIT

A unit of measurement equal to the space occupied by a standard twenty foot container. Used in stating the capacity of container vessel or storage area. One 40 ft. Container is equal to two TEU's.

INJECTION

  1. The method of applying a signal to an electronic circuit or device. 2. The process of introducing electrons or holes into a semiconductor so that their total number exceeds the number present at thermal equilibrium. 3. The introduction of fuel, fuel and air, fuel and oxidizer, water, or other substance into an engine induction system or combustion chamber.

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).

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