23.10.2018
MARINE CARGO OPERATIONS — A GUIDE TO STOWAGE

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.

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23.10.2018
LOGISTICS AND MULTI—MODAL TRANSPORT

People tend to take for granted the ongoing sophistication of today's global shipping infrastructure providing us with literally everything we use and consume every day. The goods of all sizes and shapes are handled faster from year to year. The transit times get shorter and price for transportation lower. The marine transportation of cargoes is usually considered most efficient and this is particularly applicable to heavier cargoes.

Modern shipping industry relies on the effective logistics to ensure the timely and efficient transportation of the goods. The present publication is intended to give readers the information about each transportation model employed today and explain how these models complement each other. It will also let you get better understanding of the documentation as well as the applicable regulations covering the marine transportation of cargoes. This book is an perfect and professional study that will be appreciated by the people working in the marine transportation sector.

The author has covered all transportation modes in a very comprehensive manner. The target audience for this course would definitely include workers of the port agencies and maritime lawyers, freight forwarders and shipbrokers, customs brokers and ship managers, and many other professionals involves in the industry.

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22.10.2018
KILLER — THE LETHAL DANGER OF HYDROGEN SULPHIDE

Unlike most of the other gases commonly encountered in the industry, H2S does not bubble off. Being heavier than air, it stays close to the lower part of the compartment especially when there is no natural or mechanical ventilation that would disturb it. Hydrogen sulfide is deservedly considered one of the most dangerous substances for human life. Taking into account its tendency to stay closer to the floor, it is therefore wise to avoid any areas where the gas can be accumulated.

The maximum time for which a person is allowed to be exposed to the H2S of 15 ppm concentration shall never exceed 15 minutes. The present video training will acquaint future mariners or people engaged in the ship repair, i.e. all people who may have to face this when performing their day-to-day activities, with all dangers associated with hydrogen sulfide and with the ways to avoid such dangers. We would highly recommend any persons whose job implies working in the spaces where H2S might be present, to have a close look in the content of this training.

Of course, we are first of all talking about the gas accumulated in the lower part of the tanks. All people shall have a good understanding of the engineering and administrative control measures as well as the use of personal protective equipment, and be duly aware of the emergency response techniques.

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22.10.2018
NP 022 BAY OF BISCAY PILOT

NP 022 Bay of Biscay Pilot Edition 9 2004

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21.10.2018
LASHING HANDBOOK FOR MARINE MOVEMENTS

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.

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21.10.2018
ISM CODE VIDEO TRAINING

While statistical analysis suggests that around eighty percent of all shipping accidents are cause by human errors, the underlying truth is that the act or omission of a person plays some part in virtually every accident, including those where structural or equipment failure may be the immediate cause.

The present set of video training materials consists of five parts. The first part provides introductory information about the background of the International Safety Management Code while the content of the second part will let trainees improve their knowledge and understanding of the basic requirements of the subject document. The third part will tell you how to use the reports within the Safety Management System and will help you develop better understanding of the audits and revisions of the Code.

The fourth part is concentrated on the work permits and associated plans and procedures. Finally, the closing part of the course is intended to let trainees understand how the SMS shall be used on board their vessels. In short, the course provides general information about the ISM Code and is therefore recommended to everyone regardless of their background and practical experience.

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21.10.2018
Introduction to the Ro/Ro Ships

The introduction of the roll-on/roll-off system to major trade routes of the world has added new dimensions to the modern cargo handling techniques offered to shippers. The roll-on/roll-off system was first introduced about the same time as the containership and has only recently gained wide acceptance. While there has been a rapid buildup of terminal areas, berths, and handling equipment for containerization at many ports, the roll-on/roll-off system has proved that it complements and supplements rather than competes with the containership and container handling methods.

More important for developing trade, it is a system that does not require massive specialized terminal facilities and shore-based equipment. Many operators conclude that the го/го method combines the best features of containerization, unitization, and breakbulk techniques. However, these ships also have unsatisfactory features such as wasted space and lashing problems. Recent ro/ro ships have been designed as almost full containerships where the containers are loaded and unloaded ro/ro fashion with forklift trucks.

Examples of cargo that have been literally rolled aboard ro/ro ships are heavy earth-moving machinery, automobiles farm equipment, large pieces of lumber, wood pulp, newsprint, sheet steel, piping, and other similar commodities. Rolling stock is ready for delivery upon arrival at the discharge port, and loading, stowing, and discharge operations are simplified.

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20.10.2018
MAINTENANCE ENGINEERING HANDBOOK

A really perfect and one of the most comprehensive resources, the present publication has long been serving as basement for the specialists in the various fields of engineering, technicians and managers who were in need of the good technical advise on absolutely every engineering aspect. This edition of the title will bring its readers updated on the most important areas - they will find everything they require to identify and repair any faulty piece of machinery or equipment.

For more than sixty years this Handbook has been used by the professionals all around the world. Among the purely technical chapters, this release of the Handbook will also provide you with the information about the cost estimation an numerous newly introduced sections on conducting maintenance of the mechanical equipment that will be appreciated by the maintenance engineers. According to the reader reviews, the volume is very useful and materials contained are updated and practical. The content of the publication is very well organized, enabling readers to find any information they need.

One of the most popular volumes on the maintenance engineering available today and a must-have for any engineer involved in the routine or periodical maintenance of the assets. Such areas as the maintenance practices, lubrication, maintenance of electrical and mechanical equipment, analysis instruments, reliability tools and many others have all been addressed in the pages of this book.

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