A cargo shipped in loose condition and of a homogeneous nature. Cargoes that are shipped unpackaged either dry, such as grain and ore, or liquid, such as petroleum products. Bulk service generally is not provided on a regularly scheduled basis, but rather as needed, on specialized ships, transporting a specific commodity.

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BULK CARGO

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

TRAMP FREIGHTER

A cargo ship engaged in the tramp trade.

DISPOSABLE

An element intended to be discarded and replaced after one service cycle.

ANAEROBIC

A condition in which 'free' or dissolved oxygen is not present in the water.

CAPACITY PLAN

A plan outlining the spaces available for fuel, cargo, ballast, fresh water, etc, with guides on weight and volume for spaces at various drafts and displacements

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.

COMBI

Vessel designed for a combination of passengers, and different types of cargo.

DERRICK

A device for hoisting and lowering heavy weights, cargo, stores, etc

ACID CONDITION IN SYSTEM

Condition in which refrigerant or oil in a system, is mixed with vapor and fluids that are acidic in nature.

HIGH WATER STAND

The condition at high water when there is no sensible change in the height of the water. A similar condition at low water is called LOW WATER STAND

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