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Pure Car Carrier

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EARTH RETURN CIRCUIT

Some electrical systems do not use a return wire, but use another conductor instead. The earth's soil is a conductor and this can be used (hence the name). Metal car bodies are also used as a return wire for automotive circuits and are called 'earth-return' circuits. If the negative supply and one side of each lamp was connected to a metal chassis it would be an 'earth-return' circuit. Earth-return circuits are unsuitable for vessels.

EARTH

Some electrical systems do not use a return wire, but use another conductor instead. The earth's soil is a conductor and this can be used (hence the name). Metal car bodies are also used as a return wire for automotive circuits and are called 'earth-return' circuits. If the negative supply and one side of each lamp was connected to a metal chassis it would be an 'earth-return' circuit. Earth-return circuits are unsuitable for vessels.

STACKCAR

An articulated multiple platform rail car that allows containers to be double stacked.

CAR SEAL

Metal strip and lead fastener used for locking freight car or truck doors. Seals are numbered for record purposes.

HUMPING

The process of connecting a moving rail car with a motionless rail car within a rail classification yard in order to make up a train. The cars move by gravity from an incline or 'hump' onto the appropriate track.

GROSS WEIGHT

Entire weight of goods, packaging and freight car or container, ready for shipment. Generally, 80,000 pounds maximum container, cargo and tractor for highway transport.

FLAT CAR

A rail car without a roof and walls.

LANEMETER

Primarily used to indicate the cargo capacity of a rollon/rolloff car carrier. It is one meter of deck with a width of 2.5 to 3.0 meters.

GENERAL CARGO CARRIER

Breakbulk freighters, car carriers, cattle carriers, pallet carriers and timber carriers. A vessel designed to carry heterogeneous mark and count cargoes.

ROLL-ON/ROLL-OFF VESSEL

Ships specially designed to carry wheeled containers or trailers using interior ramps. Includes all forms of car and truck carriers.
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