flat tray, generally made of wood but occasionally of steel, on which
goods particularly those in boxes, cartons or bags, can be stacked. Its
purpose is to facilitate the movement of such goods, mainly by the use of
A vessel designed to be just small
enough to transit the Panama Canal
A passenger ship
that its authorized to carry over twelve passengers.
changes on shipments transported in containers or trailers and rated on
the basis of the category of the container or trailer.
Approved floats meant as life preservers and carried on board American
A person who is qualified to assist
the master of a ship to navigate when entering or leaving a
The act carried out by a pilot of
assisting the master of a ship in navigation when entering or leaving a
port. Sometimes used to define the fee payable for the services of a
A fee payable by the
owner or operator of a ship for the services of a pilot. This fee is
normally based on the ship's tonnage.
space on the navigating bridge from which a ship is controlled when under
Development and Assistance Act of 1954.
Mandates that 50
percent of government impelled cargoes be carried under U.S. flag. Known
as the 50/50 shipping law.
The sharing of cargo or the profit
or loss from freight by member lines of a liner conference. Pooling
arrangements do not exist in all conferences.
Public Resolution which requires
that U.S. Government financed cargoes (Eximbank) must be shipped 100% in
U.S. flag ships, but that the requirement may be waived up to 50% in some
A tanker which
is generally below 70,000 deadweight tons and used to carry refined oil
products from the refinery to the consumer. In many cases, four different
grades of oil can be handled simultaneously.
A ship designed
to carry propane in liquid form. The propane is carried in tanks within
the holds; it remains in liquid form by means of pressure and
refrigeration. Such ships are also suitable for the carriage of
A rating who tends to the pumps of
an oil tanker.
A ship's officer who is in charge
of accounts, especially on a passenger ship.