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1st Edition

Maritime Cargo Operations




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ISBN 9781032406961
January 23, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
280 Pages 107 Color & 34 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Maritime Cargo Operations presents the core concepts of cargo work for marine engineering students and cadets. It is built around the essential principles of the maritime profession and is a valuable guide to a broad range of key subject areas in the safe carriage, handling, stowage and securing of cargo, and cargo watches in port. It contributes to a sound understanding of cargo operations for a future career in the profession, as well as offering a general overview for deck officers.

  • Gives an overview of the key areas in cargo operations work
  • Includes structured Learning Outcomes and self-test questions for each subject area to assist readers in evaluating their understanding

The book suits merchant navy cadets at HNC, HND and foundation degree level in both the deck and engineering branches, and also serves as a general reference for maritime professionals.

Table of Contents

Part I. Safe Carriage of Cargo: Principles and Practice. 

1. Key Concepts of Cargo Work. 

2. Determining Cargo Quantity and Volume. 

3. Ballast Management. 

4. Principles for the Safe Handling, Stowage and Carriage of Dry Cargoes. 

5. Principles for the Safe Handling, Stowage and Carriage of Roro Cargo. 

6. Principles for the Safe Handling, Stowage and Carriage of Dry Bulk Cargo. 

7. Principles for the Safe Handling, Stowage and Carriage of Liquid Bulk Cargo. 

8. Principles for the Safe Handling, Stowage and Carriage of Liquefied Gases. 

9. Principles for the Safe Handling, Stowage and Carriage of Cargo on Offshore Supply Vessels. 

10. Principles for the Safe Handling, Stowage and Carriage of Timber Products, Grain and Livestock. 

Part II. Safe Handling, Stowage and Securing of Cargo 

11. Requirements Relating to the Use of Cargo Handling Equipment and Cargo Stowage. 

12. Importance of Cargo Securing and Cargo Care. 

13. Safe Handling, Stowage and Carriage of IMDG Cargo. 

Part III. Cargo Watches in Port and Officer of the Watch Responsibilities. 

14. Duties and Responsibility with respect to Cargo Operations. 

15. Cargo Planning, Record and Log Keeping. 

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Biography

Alexander Olsen is a Senior Consultant at RINA Consulting Defence UK. He is STCW II 1995 qualified and has also worked as a marine training designer, marine auditor, and fisheries observer. He is the author of Introduction to Ship Operations and Onboard Safety, Core Concepts of Maritime Navigation, Introduction to Ship Engine Room Systems, and Merchant Ship Types (with Routledge).