The technique of using a container to store, protect and handle cargo while it is in transit. This shipping method has both greatly expedited the speed at which cargo is moved from origin to destination and lowered shipping costs.

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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.

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

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

DUNNAGE

Cushioning material placed among cargo to prevent their motion

GENERAL CARGO

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

FARDAGE

A wood placed in bottom of ship to keep cargo dry

CARGO HANDLING

The act of loading and discharging a cargo ship.

BULKER

A merchant ship specially designed to transport unpackaged bulk cargo in its cargo holds.

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