Ocean transport system involving use of centralized ports to assemble and disseminate cargo to and from ports within a geographic area. Commodities are transported between major ports, then transferred to feeder vessels for further transport to a number of additional ports.

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SAFETY CONTROL

Device to stop unit, equipment or system if unsafe pressure and/or temperatures and/or dangerous conditions are reached.

BULK CARGO

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

AGGLOMERATION

The potential of the system for particle attraction and adhesion.

REMOTE REFRIGERATING SYSTEM

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

TRAMP FREIGHTER

A cargo ship engaged in the tramp trade.

REFRIGERATING CAPACITY

The ability of a system to remove heat as compared with the cooling effect produced by melting of ice.

ADIABATIC PROCESS

A thermo-dynamic process in which no heat is extracted from or added to the system of the process.

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

RUNNING TIME

Amount of time an unit, equipment or system is run per hour or per 24 hours.

COMBI

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

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