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Dictionary Shipping of Terms


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Dictionary Shipping of Terms

"How often have you spent valuable time searching for an authoritative explanation of a frequently used term? The Dictionary of Shipping Terms solves the common problem by providing clear and concise explanations of over 2000 of the most commonly encountered words, terms, phrases and abbreviations"

- Maritime Journal


The Dictionary of Shipping Terms will once again be of immense value to ship owners and operators, brokers, surveyors, importers and exporters, freight forwarders and students. Those involved in related industries such as banking, commercial law and insurance who regularly need accurate and concise definitions of shipping terms will also find the book a handy source of reference.

Contains many new and expanded definitions and takes into account recent changes in:

  • The liner sector
  • Agreements between shipping lines and the way in which freight surcharges are calculated.
  • Supply chain security measures – including ports
  • Bill of lading clauses
  • New standard forms of charter-party
    • New security measures for ships and cargoes (example: Port State Control)
    • New shipping documents and clauses (example: US Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) Clause)
    • New equipment – containers, cargo handling equipment (example: Super-post-Panamax crane)
    • New shipping line practices (example: pendulum service)
    • Explanations of more organizations (example: Class NK)
    • Latest ship types (example: Malaccamax)
    • Recently introduced surcharges (example: Port Security Surcharge)
    • Over 350 abbreviations and acronyms, including more than 100 new ones, now placed in a separate section.

People Who Find this Book Useful

  • Ship agents
  • Seagoing staff
  • Ship owners
  • Ship charters
  • Marine insurance
  • Freight forwarders
  • Ship brokers
  • Marine lawyers