This seventh edition of Thomas’ Stowage retains the format of previous editions, providing quick reference to procedures and individual commodities. In Part 3 over 300 amendments have been made to the alphabetically listed commodities, with particular attention given to dangerous goods and bulk cargoes – frequently subject to renewed legislation. Entry rationalization has also been continued. Parts 4 and 5 have been extensively rewritten. Appendix 5 has also been updated to reflect recent changes made to the
Thomas’ Stowage continues to be regarded as the definitive reference on the subject and is recommended by many organizations with an interest in the safe handling and carriage
of cargoes. It is an essential source for ships’ officers; the freight operations and insurance departments of ship owners and operators; ship agents; terminal operators; freight forwarders; container packers; maritime lawyers; training schools and marine insurance companies.