11.07.2018
CODE OF SAFE PRACTICE FOR CARGO STOWAGE AND SECURING

The official 2011 edition of the CSS Code, including the revised guidelines for the preparation of the CSM (Cargo Securing Manual). The correct securing and stowage of the cargo transported on board ships is of the critical importance for the safety of the vessel and the crew at sea.

Wrong stowage or securing of the cargo has already resulted in so many casualties, causing numerous injuries and deaths - and some of them happened not at sea but also ashore, at the terminals, in the course of the loading and discharge operations. In the attempt to reduce the number and significance of hazards and problems that arise from the improper securing and storage of the cargoes on vessels, the IMO has released the Guidelines that may be either in the form of Assembly resolutions, or in the form of circulars adopted by MSC...

The purpose of this CSS Code is to provide the workers of the shipping industry with the recognized international standard in order to further promote the safe stowage/securing of the transported cargoes by drawing due attention of ship operators and owners to the need to ensure that the vessel really suits for the purpose, and by providing practical instructions on how to make sure that the vessel has been equipped with all required means of securing cargo...

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26.06.2018
TRANSPORTATION OF LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS

The content of the present publication contains professional assessment of all matters related to the transportation of the LNG, i.e. liquefied natural gas. The authors of the volume have identified nine major areas of concern and each of them has been given close attention. Subject areas will be of concern to United States Congress in connection with the new legislation in the field, oversight of the official Federal entities assigned responsibilities of the liquefied natural gas systems etc.

Five of those areas are actually concerned with the established procedures and existing equipment for the facilities in operation. The regulatory changes in those areas are applicable to the ongoing processes. The five areas include tanker operations and regulations, regulation of the terminal operations, design and construction of the tankers, safety research. and the process of making decisions relating to certification of the projects. The other four areas feature long range implications. They typically affect the facilities and policies relating to the future projects and include reliability of supplies, facility sighting, liability for the accidents, and pricing policy.

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19.06.2018
CHEMICAL TANKER TANK CLEANING INSTRUCTION

The modern tankers carrying chemical products are deservedly considered maybe the most technologically advanced commercial ships. Their complexity is resulting from the broad range of cargoes that such vessels are designed and constructed to transport and also from the nature and technical characteristics of the cargo. The cargoes normally carried on board chemical tankers are treated as hazardous materials requiring very careful handling.

The mission of these vessels is to cargo liquid chemical products in bulk form all around the world while paying due attention to the protection of human life, property and the environment. In addition, crew shall take care on protecting the quality of the cargo. Moreover, the ship owners and operators shall be provided with the effective economic measures. Their design will allow chemical tankers to transport different cargoes that commonly range from inorganic acids and fish oil to petroleum products and specialty chemicals.

We may categorize the chemical cargoes in different ways. They may be grouped on the basis of their composition or based on their origin. As implied by the title, the present booklet is intended to provide the crew members of the chemical tankers as well as the students and trainees with some information related to cleaning the cargo tanks.

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30.05.2018
CARGO HANDLING AND STORAGE

A very popular and very useful publication on cargo handling, this is a guidebook containing tons of the information about the loading and handling, securing and stowage, and finally maritime transportation of different types of goods. Note, however, that the content of this book does not cover liquid cargoes and gases.

The opening chapter of the publication tells readers what the cargo is in general and what kinds of cargoes are there; it also covers the parameters to be taken into consideration for successful transportation of cargoes including planning, stowage and distribution.

Particular attention has been paid by the author of the volume to containerized cargo, lashing materials and arrangements for such cargoes, reefer containers together with the associated cooling technology, stowage and planning of the reefer cargoes, various bulk cargoes and procedures for their loading and distribution, design and construction of the bulk carriers, categories of the vessels transporting cargo in bulk, cargo liquefaction, grains and various grain products, general cargo, etc.

The responsibilities of the ship Master and Shipper are covered in the separate chapter. Two other sections have been devoted to the transportation of the heavy lift cargo, forces commonly acting on cranes, hoisting devices, steel and timber cargo, ro-ro vessels and so many other aspects of maritime cargo transportation and handling making this volume an excellent one for every single person working in the maritime industry.

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24.05.2018
CRUDE OIL TANKER BASICS

The crude oil is maybe the most important cargo of those transported by sea over the last century. It provides people with the energy necessary to drive virtually everything. The present book was written by Captain P. Armitage with the ultimate intention to serve as a mandatory training for the second officers willing to move up to the position of Chief Officer - in fact it will be useful to every single ship officer working on a tanker and standing a cargo watch.

The content of this volume is covering absolutely everything starting from the fundamentals of the crude oil chemistry and up to the economics of today's oil market. Loading and discharge operations are deservedly treated as the critically important activities. When carrying out loading and discharge of the shipboard cargo, the accidents may seriously compromise the safety of the crew members, the ship herself as well as the environment.

Well developed and carefully reviewed plans supplemented with the standing instructions and established emergency procedures will significantly contribute to the success of the cargo operations and provide additional flexibility to the commercial operators. This volume puts decades of the practical experience into a quite concise format which is technical but still reader friendly. A copy of this book shall be in the library of every tanker officer for easy and ready reference at all times.

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24.05.2018
HEAVY CARGO HANDLING ON JUMBO SHIPS

This is the official training course developed by the specialists of the JUMBO company to cover the heavy cargo handling matters. The material of the course is arranged in three major sections. The first section is dealing with the stability of the ship while the second section has been devoted to lifting heavy cargoes. the last section of the training volume addresses seafastening of the cargo carried on board JUMBO ships.

The booklet opens with the summary of the information related to the ship's stability theory including all associated calculations; the loading and discharging checklist has also been provided. Another issue covered in this section is the incorrect use of the stability pontoons for anti-heeling, and the so-called Kahn Rule for determining the stability when lifting heavy loads.

The second section contains information about stability of lifted cargoes, the stability moment and range, using lifting beams, asymmetric lifting systems, forces in lifting wires and shackles, spreader beams including those connected by means of shackles... This is not even the half of the topics covered in the pages of this useful training booklet. We would definitely recommend this volume to all persons engaged in transportation of the heavy cargoes on board marine vessels, and particularly on JUMBO ships.

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17.03.2018
WORKING WITH CONTAINERS — AN FTA BEST PRACTICE GUIDE

An excellent and very useful guide providing the information to be appreciated by all people engaged in cargo handling. The booklet is mainly intended to raise awareness of the people including FTA members and other participants such as haulers and shippers whose day to day work is connected with maritime container operations. Since the early days of so-called containerization subject concept of transportation freight has eventually turned into a truly global industry.

All links forming a worldwide supply chain are suing containers at one time or another. The use of the containers has resulted in the reduction of the freight handling costs. From the other side, the variety of different specialist containers has also grown. However, a regular general-purpose container is still considered best suiting a widest range of the items to transport.

The authors of the present booklet strongly hope that it will enable the participants of the shipping industry to discuss commonly used practices when using containers and this will significantly contribute into the overall safety of the maritime container shipping environment. This compact document not only covers general practices of cargo handling but also addresses the associated risks.

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11.03.2018
HEAVY LIFT

The so-called "heavy indivisible loads" are commonly defined as the weights which cannot be handled by means of the normal gear normally available on board vessels or on the quay, due to their mass or shape. Since the traditional ships are usually equipped with five-ton or maybe even ten-ton cranes or derricks, the handling of a standard twenty-foot container may be treated as heavy lift.

In the meantime, same container on ships equipped with specialist gear, for instance container feeders, will be handled swiftly and as merely routine. So, the definition of "heavy lift" will therefore mainly depend The definition of heavy lift is therefore very much depend on the type of the vessel and the gear installed on board as well as the facilities available on the quayside. The present publication will cover all important aspects of heavy load lifting.

The authors start with the description of the ship types and shipboard cranes and derricks, and then proceed to the stability calculation giving readers brief introduction. Lashing equipment used for heavy lift is dealt with in a separate section. The other sections of the volume are dealing with the loading and lifting operations, lashing cargo and securing it, and associated documentation, such as the Cargo Securing Manual.

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