An essential reference for merchant seamen around the world, Cargo Work provides a guide to the key characteristics of a wide range of cargoes. Fully revised and expanded to comprehensively reflect the unit load containerised systems that are now employed in all aspects of cargo handling and international shipping, while retaining the necessary detail on transporting key classes of cargoes safely, efficiently and profitably.
This book covers general principles and the latest international regulations that affect all cargo work, including cargo types, coverage of roll-on/roll-off cargo handling, containerisation, equipment and offshore supply.
Preface List of abbreviations Conversion tables 1. General principles of the handling, stowage and carriage of cargoes 2. Hatchwork and heavy lift cargoes 3. Stowage properties of general cargoes 4. Bulk cargoes 5. Tanker cargoes 6. Timber, refrigerated and livestock cargoes 7. Roll on-Roll off operations 8. Containers and containerisation 9. Special cargoes, hazardous goods and deck cargoes 10. Security and cargo documentation 11. Passenger vessels 12. Offshore trades Appendix 1: Miscellaneous cargo information Appendix 2: Self examiner – questions and recommended answers Appendix 3: Codes and conventions effecting cargo work operations Bibliography Index