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A device for loading objects onto vehicles, consisting of a chain that is hooked on opposite sides of a vehicle, looped under the object, and connected to a power source and that rolls the object onto the vehicle.

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BRIDGING

A condition of filter element loading in which contaminant spans the space between adjacent sections of a filter element, thus blocking a portion of the useful filtration.

HARD BEACH

A portion of a beach especially prepared with a hard surface extending into the water, employed for the purpose of loading or unloading directly into landing ships or landing craft

Surface fatigue wear

the formation of surface or subsurface cracks and fatigue crack propagation. It results from cyclic loading of a surface.

CARGO HANDLING

The act of loading and discharging a cargo ship.

DOUBLE-SHOTTED

The practice of loading smooth-bore cannon with two cannon-balls.

DEMURRAGE

A delay of vessel's departure or loading with cargo

PIER

A loading platform extending at an angle from the shore.

PRIMAGE

The fee paid to loaders for loading ship.

BARGE ABOARD CATAMARAN

A way of loading cargo into large barges and then in turn loading the barges into a ship.

CONTRACT OF AFFREIGHTMENT

A service contract under which a ship owner agrees to transport a specified quantity of fuel products or specialty products, at a specified rate per ton, between designated loading and discharge ports. This type contract differs from a spot or consecutive voyage charter in that no particular vessel is specified.
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