The official document released by the Transportation Engineering Agency. The intention of the authors of the present publication was to provide industry with the correct lashing and lifting techniques and methods to be used for loading both general and military cargoes and securing them on board seagoing ships. The content of the volume includes important equipment characteristics.
The main body of the document is arranged in seven chapters with the first one being introductory. The other sections provide necessary tips and explain the commonly made mistakes, and give all required instructions on lashing hardware and wheeled vehicles, trailers and tracked vehicles, and containers. Note that the general technical guidance provided in the second half of the book have some limitations but are still applicable.
The main portion of the book is dealing with the lifting of the cargoes in the course of the port operations. There are also three appendices providing information about the development and implementation of the cargo restraint criteria applicable to the marine transport, explain the deck strength calculations, and address the procedures for the blocking and bracing considered effective and recommended.