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Cargo Work

For Maritime Operations, 8th Edition

By David House


408 pages | 304 B/W Illus.

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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.

  • A crucial reference for both students and serving crew
  • Covers the latest International Maritime Organisation (IMO) codes, plus key elements of the International Port and Ship Security Code (ISPS)
  • Includes two new chapters on Passenger Vessels and Offshore Trades

Table of Contents

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

About the Author

D.J. House has now written and published eighteen marine titles, many of which are in multiple editions. After commencing his seagoing career in 1962, he was initially engaged on general cargo vessels. He later experienced worldwide trade with passenger, container, Ro-Ro, reefer ships and bulk cargoes. He left the sea in 1978 with a Master Mariner's qualification and commenced teaching at the Fleetwood Nautical College. He retired in 2012 after thirty-three years of teaching in nautical education. He continues to write and research maritime aspects for future works.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
TRANSPORTATION / Ships & Shipbuilding / General
TRANSPORTATION / Ships & Shipbuilding / Repair & Maintenance