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September 21, 2020 - 11:36:23 am

QUARTERS - Accommodation on a ship, i.e. crew quarters. REEFER - Refrigerator ship; a vessel designed to carry goods requiring...

September 14, 2020 - 07:28:42 am

PALLET - A flat tray, generally made of wood but occasionally of steel, on which goods particularly those in boxes, cartons or...

September 07, 2020 - 08:56:58 am

NATIONAL FLAG - The flag carried by a ship to show her nationality. NEOBULK - Shipments consisting entirely of units of a single...

August 31, 2020 - 01:23:12 am

LLOYD'S REGISTER OF SHIPPING - Well-known British classification society. LNG - Liquefied Natural Gas. LNG CARRIER - Liquefied...

August 24, 2020 - 12:30:17 am

JACKUP - A deck with legs that can be jacked up or down. During operations, the legs rest on the seabed. When the rig is moved,...

August 17, 2020 - 07:10:52 am

INERT GAS SYSTEM - A system of preventing any explosion in the cargo tanks of a tanker by replacing the cargo, as it is pumped...

August 10, 2020 - 08:28:42 am

HAGUE RULES - Code of minimum conditions for the carriage of cargo under a bill of lading HAGUE VISBY RULES - the 1968 revision...

August 03, 2020 - 08:38:17 am

CHEMICAL TANKER - Ship specially designed for the transport of chemicals.  CHIEF ENGINEER - The senior engineer officer...

July 27, 2020 - 01:33:55 am

This glossary of maritime terms is offered as an aid to better understanding what is meant by those who make their living from...

July 20, 2020 - 03:46:42 am

This glossary of maritime terms is offered as an aid to better understanding what is meant by those who make their living from...

June 15, 2020 - 12:58:49 am

Since the beginning of 2020, the world community has been under an unprecedented crisis facing uncertainty due to COVID-19...

June 08, 2020 - 07:35:30 am

Shipping canals are waterways specifically built along major seawater routes to enable the passage of vessels. Most of the time,...

June 01, 2020 - 08:00:21 am

Over 90% of the world’s merchant shipping tonnage is classified by the 12 member societies of the International Association of...

May 25, 2020 - 05:40:00 am

“General Average” is a term used in the maritime industry to define shares in a common loss during maritime accident. Defined by...

March 23, 2020 - 02:06:01 am

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has put the shipping industry into the grip of fear and stagnation. Most of the stakeholders...

March 16, 2020 - 02:40:40 am

The Middle East has long been one of the world’s key avenues for trade, innovations and ideas, which made Port Technology...

March 09, 2020 - 02:37:21 am

Europe is home to the some of the busiest and most technologically advanced ports in the world, which begs the question: Where...

March 02, 2020 - 02:11:53 am

Here at Port Technology International, we have taken it upon ourselves to answer the question of ‘what are the busiest ports in...

February 24, 2020 - 02:36:23 am

China is critical to the global economy and flow of goods across the world. Port Technology International (PTI) has asked: what...

February 17, 2020 - 02:50:42 am

A free port or free zone is a specifically designated area where tariffs on imports are either substantially cut or waived in the...

February 10, 2020 - 02:44:31 am

· Duty of care towards to crew Employers owe a duty of care towards their crew. The Club has set out some recommended precautions...

February 03, 2020 - 02:12:36 am

Ever since the advent of containerised shipping in the 1960s, container ships have grown steadily larger. According to Allianz...

January 27, 2020 - 02:40:11 am

The amount of fuel carried on a container ship varies based on the engine capacity and size of the ship, which themselves are a...

January 20, 2020 - 02:35:44 am

Often times mariners are heard joking to each other that “They will meet up again in Snug Harbor“.  What does this mean? Well,...

December 16, 2019 - 12:41:01 am

 Willful act of not performing the assigned duties: To refuse to work as specified by the company (duties listed in the ISM Code...

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