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GENERAL CARGO

Non-bulk cargo. The cargo may be of various kinds

LOAD LINE REGULATIONS

Regulations concerning the stowage, lashing, and securing of timber deck cargoes aboard general cargo vessels.

BREAK BULK CARGO

Goods that must be loaded aboard a ship individually, and not in intermodal containers or in bulk, carried by a general cargo ship.

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.

FREIGHTERS

Breakbulk vessels both refrigerated and unrefrigerated, containerships, partial containerships, roll-on/roll-off vessels, and barge carriers. A general cargo vessel designed to carry heterogeneous mark and count cargoes.

BREAKBULK CARGO

Non-containerized general cargo stored in boxes, bales, pallets or other units to be loaded onto or discharged from ships or other forms of transportation. (See al

CLERKS

When cargo is unloaded from a ship, a clerk checks the actual count of the goods (number of boxes, drums, bundles, pipes, etc.) versus the amoun

APRON

The area immediately in front of or behind a wharf shed on which cargo is lifted. On the 'front apron,' cargo is unloaded from or loaded onto a ship. Behind the shed, cargo moves over the 'rear apron' into and out of railroad cars.

PORT OF EXIT

Place where cargo is loaded and leaves a country.

PAIRED PORTS

A U.S. Customs program wherein at least two designated Customs ports will enter cargo that arrives at either port without the necessity of an inbound document.

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