When a liner cargo vessel accepts extra cargo to fill up the empty space remaining.

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AFT

Back of the vessel.

ASTERN

A backward movement of a vessel

ATHWARTSHIP

Across the ship, at right angles to the fore-and-aft centerline

BULK CARGO

Cargo such as oil, coal, ore, woodchips, etc. not shipped in bags or containers

UPBOUND

A vessel traveling upstream.

REMOTE REFRIGERATING SYSTEM

Refrigerating system in which condensing unit is away from space to be cooled.

AIR GAP

The space between magnetic poles, or between the rotating and stationary assemblies in a motor or generator.

BEAM

The width of a ship. Also called breadth.

BREADTH

The width of a ship.

TRAMP FREIGHTER

A cargo ship engaged in the tramp trade.

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