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  • Act of God 
    An act beyond human control, such as lightning, flood or earthquake. 
  • Cells 
    The construction system employed in container vessels; permits ship containers to be stowed in a vertical line with each container supporting the one above it 
  • Charter Party 
    A written contract between the owner of a vessel and the person desiring to employ the vessel (char- terer); sets forth the terms of the arrangement, such as duration of agreement, freight rate and ports involved in the trip. 
  • Consolidation 
    Cargo containing shipments of two or more shippers or suppliers. Containerload shipments may be consolidated for one or more consignees, often in containerload quantities. 
  • Container Terminal 
    An area designated for the stowage of cargoes in container; usually accessible by truck, railroad and marine transportation. Here containers are picked up, dropped off, maintained and housed. 
  • Container Yard (CY) 
    A materials–handling/storage facility used for completely unitized loads in containers and/or empty containers. Commonly referred to as CY. 
  • DDC 
    Destination Delivery Charge: A charge, based on container size, that is applied in many tariffs to cargo. This charge is considered accessorial and is added to the base ocean freight. This charge covers crane lifts off the vessel, drayage of the container
  • Destination Control Statements 
    Various statements that the U.S. government requires to be displayed on export shipments. The statements specify the authorized destinations. 
  • Electrode 
    Electronic conductor in contact with an electrolyte 
  • Electrode potential 
    voltage measured in the external circuit between an electrode and reference electrode in contact with the same electrolyte 
  • FAS 
    Free Alongside Ship (named port of shipment) The seller must place the goods alongside the ship at the named port. The seller must clear the goods for export. Suitable only for maritime transport but NOT for multimodal sea transport in containers (see Inc
  • FWPCA 
    Federal Water Pollution Control Act 
  • Inert Gas 
    The atmosphere introduced into the ullage space of a tank to reduce its oxygen content to 8% O2 or less in order to prevent ignition of the vapour or cargo. Inert gas on vessels is usually the cleaned products of combustion from a boiler or inert gas gen 
  • Mercaptans 
    Mercaptan sulfur. Excessive concentrations of these malodorous organic sulfur molecules make motor gasoline unmerchantable. Blenders, therefore, want to know the mercaptan content of components they could consider buying. The kerosene trade pays careful a
  • N CONT 
    North Continent 
  • NCP 
    National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan 
  • NCS 
    Norwegian Continental Shelf 
  • NOKUS - company 
    Norwegian controlled foreign company in lowtax country 
  • Oleate 
    An ester or salt of oleic acid. Commonly referenced as a preparation containing oleic acid as the principal ingredient. 
  • Olein/Palm Olein 
    This is the liquid, more unsaturated fraction separated from palm oil after crystallisation at a controlled temperature. The olein contains the lower melting point, more liquid triglycerides allowing it to be used for some applications for which the paren
  • Oxidation 
    Process in which the unsaturated fatty acids of oils and fats react with oxygen, resulting in rancidity. Oils and fats in contact with oxygen present in the atmosphere will cause chemical changes in the product which will downgrade the quality. Oxidation
  • Pollution Control Vessel 
    A vessel equipped for the primary function of pollution control. Typical types include oil spill recovery vessel and a pollution and debris collector 
  • Post-Fixture Operations 
    Voyage planning operations that take place after a voyage has been contracted, or "fixed". 
  • PRAC 
    Primary Response Action Contractor 
  • Pre–cooling 
    A process employed in the shipment of citrus fruits and other perishable commodities. The fruit is packed and placed in a cold room from which the heat is gradually extracted. The boxes of fruit are packed in containers that have been thoroughly cooled an
  • RAC 
    Response Action Contractor 
  • RCP 
    Federal Region Oil & Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan 
  • Slot Charter 
    A time or voyage charter under which the slot charterer has the right to use only a specified amount of the ship's container carrying capacity. In container liner trades, such charters may be reciprocal ("cross slot charters") between operators / carriers
  • Smell  
    Tank Cleaning: Minor residues of a smell-producing cargo left in lines, valves and pumps (including pump cofferdams) can contaminate a sensitive cargo. To neutralise the smell of some chemicals (e.g. Acrylate, Nitrobenzene or Pygas) the use of a smell kil
  • Strauss Test 
    Corrosion testing in a copper sulphate solution containing sulphuric acid. Used to detect the susceptibility to intergranular corrosion of stainless steel 
  • Streicher Test 
    Corrosion testing in a ferric sulphate solution containing sulphuric acid. Used to detect the susceptibility to intergranular corrosion of stainless steel 
  • Tramp Shipping 
    The employment of ships in trades where there are no published schedules, in contrast to liner shipping. 
  • Vapour Recovery System 
    The practice where vapours in the ullage space of a vessel are returned to the shore via dedicated piping, during the loading or ballasting operation. (VRS = Vapour Recovery System, VECS = Vapour Emission Control System) 
  • VECS 
    Vapour Emission Control System. See Vapour Returns System. 
  • Viscosity 
    Measure of a liquid's internal resistance to flow. This property is important because it indicates how fast a substance will leak out through holes in containers or tanks. 
  • Water-sensitive 
    Substances which may produce flammable and/or toxic decomposition products upon contact with water.