September 9, 2016

Cargowork

Ships earn their revenue from the cargo they carry – bulk cargoes, containers, liquids, vehicles, break-bulk cargoes, heavylift cargoes, and others. In every case, careful planning prior to loading or discharging the cargoes is essential. Cargo Stowage Much of the stowage of cargo is planned by computer, but the following […]
September 9, 2016

Test yourself: cargo work

The multi-purpose ship Island Dolphin is sailing from Europe via the Suez Canal on her Company’s Indian Ocean Service. Her port rotation as shown on her published schedule is : Southampton (STN), Colombo (Sri Lanka – CMB). Port Louis (Mauritius – PTL) Mombasa (Kenya – MOM), and returning to Southampton […]
September 12, 2016

Time in Port

From the time a ship berths in a port, all efforts are geared to ensure that she sails as soon as possible. Delays cost money as a ship pays port dues for the time she is in port. Delays to cargowork can also cause additional costs if labour has to […]
September 12, 2016

Test yourself: Cargo work

The following message was received by BAYSHIP, the agents for the bulker Pacific Trader at Richards Bay. Note : Petcoke is a form of coal that is used in the steel industry. Using the information given to you in the message, draw a diagram of the ship BOW TO STERN.   […]