A Plimsoll line or mark shows the safe ‘freeboard’ (distance from water to weather deck). There are 6 load lines as follows:
List of Load Lines
TF Tropical Fresh
WNA Winter North Atlantic
Although most long distance travel is done by air these days, there are still a number of freighters that offer travel by sea. Whilst you may pay thousands of dollars for a week excursion in the Mediterranean or the Bahamas, you may be able to find better economy on a freighter. There are no where near as many freighters that also carry passengers as before but still, if you look, you can find some.
The following is a short list of terms used internationally in the shipping community.
|AGW||All going well|
|AAAA||Always Afloat, Always Accessible|
This article attempts to provide you with the basics of voyage estimation based on a full and complete cargo (as opposed to a part cargo) loading from one port and discharging at one port. All aspects of the voyage calculation and supplementary information have all been simplified.
You are an Owner. You have received an inquiry from a potential Charterer from Houston, TX, USA to Moji, Japan for the carriage of fertilizer. The inquiry reads as follows:
There are of course many things to consider when making a firm offer for time chartering business. Here is a list of what we consider to be the main ingredients of “main terms”:
|There are of course many things to consider when making a firm offer for voyage business. Here is a list of what we consider to be the main ingredients:
We have seen all the headlines on the news; Gulf of Aden, Pirates, Hijack and Ransom. Most of the focus these days is being given to the Gulf of Aden, just south of the Suez Canal. We have all heard about the very published story of Maersk Alabama and more recently the very gallant rescue of her Captain from the pirates. I think if you speak to many of your friends they will no doubt point to the Gulf of Aden as the pirate capital of the world – NOT TRUE, at least based on statistics publish by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) between 2001 to 2007!