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An essential reference for merchant seamen around the world, Cargo Work provides a guide to the key characteristics of a wide range of cargoes. Fully revised and expanded to comprehensively reflect the unit load containerised systems that are now employed in all aspects of cargo handling and international shipping, while retaining the necessary detail on transporting key classes of cargoes safely, efficiently and profitably.
This book covers general principles and the latest international regulations that affect all cargo work, including cargo types, coverage of roll on, roll off systems, containerisation, cargo handling equipment, offshore parcels and carriage of passengers.
• A crucial reference for both students and serving crew.
• Covers the latest International Maritime Organisation (IMO) codes, plus key elements of the International Port and Ship Security Code (ISPS).
• Includes two new chapters on Passenger Vessels and Offshore Trades.
Preface to 8th Edition
About the Author
List of Abbreviations
Conversion and Measurement Tables
1 General Principles of the Handling, Stowage and Carriage of Cargoes
2 Hatchwork and Heavy Lift Cargoes
3 Stowage Properties of General Cargoes
4 Bulk Cargoes
5 Tanker Cargoes
6 Specialist Cargoes: Timber, Refrigerated and Livestock Cargoes
7 Roll On, Roll Off Operations
8 Containers and Containerisation
9 Special Cargoes, Hazardous Goods and Deck Cargoes
10 Security and Cargo Documentation
11 Passenger Vessels
12 Offshore Trades
Appendix I – Miscellaneous Cargo Information
Appendix II – Self Examiner – Questions and Recommended Answers
Appendix III – Codes and Conventions Affecting Cargo Work Operations
Commodity Index and Stowage Factors