The safe and cost-effective transportation of cargoes is an ongoing mission. The present edition of the title was released to help the people involved in the shipping industry by giving them in a single volume all major techniques and principles of cargo operations duly explained. The publication is also intended to acquaint the marine officers with the fundamental principles of cargo stowage.
The content of the volume bases on the huge practical experience of the author who has provided a detailed descriptions of the most practical and effective procedures and methods. The containerization has been paid particular attention in the pages of this edition together with the responsibilities normally assigned to the merchant ship officers for the transportation.
The author has made a good attempt to discuss all important tasks, facts and concepts that affect marine cargo transportation operations as he could encompass within a single book. Eight chapters of the book provide valuable information about the innovations in the field of maritime transportation, cargo responsibility matters, handling and stowage of materials, general and hazardous cargoes, planning, preparation of the cargo spaces, and other important aspects, making this book a must-have one for all people involved in subject operations.