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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We recommend you to have a look into this compact but quite informative and useful booklet released by the specialists of the world respected OCIMF organization. This document is intended to provide some information to be used by the people involved in marine transportation of the flammable oil cargo. In the pages of this booklet they will find some valuable guidance related to the use of the inert gases - these guidelines are applicable to the tankers of any size.

The content of the document was prepared on the basis of the historical incidents that involved explosions and fires on the tankers, namely in their cargo areas. The idea of the authors was to establish the safety benefits you will get when using the inert gases for prevention of the explosions and fires. note that the document is not supposed to and shall not be treated as the guidebook for the chemical tankers.

The information has been arranged in four sections. The first two sections give the general introduction and legislation background, while the third section provides the professional reviews of the accidents. Finally, the closing section of the volume contains technical guidance as noted above. This is a must-have publication on board any tanker.

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As it is clear from the title of the volume, it contains the Rickmers Standard which is deservedly considered the major reference source for planning and handling of the project cargo handling, as well as stowage, securing and lashing of such cargoes. The main purpose of this Standard is to let all parties involved, including shippers and stevedores, to get informed about the established cargo handling and cargo securing practices that have proven effective.

Following these procedures will contribute in the improvement of the technical and commercial performance and this will be achieved by avoiding or at least minimizing the loss and damage of the cargoes transported on board ships. This all, in turn, will eventually result in the improved safety of the people and cargo at sea together with the improved environment protection.

The content of the Standard is arranged in three big sections, namely pre-shipment info for the shippers and ship agents, standards to be applied to lifting, bedding and securing cargoes, and assessing the shipboard securing and stowage arrangements for their compliance with the provisions of the standard. Four annexes provide some additional information and a glossary of terminology used throughout the Standard.

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This fifth edition of the publication was prepared to be used as a classic introduction to the cargo work that could be equally valuable for the newcomers and experienced workers. We all understand that the practical real-life experience is critically important for the successful transportation of any cargo and believe that this volume will contribute and supplement the experience you would gain from the work at sea.

The particular attention was paid by the authors to the safety aspects - all latest rules and changes in the international regulations have been reflected in the pages of this document. The main content of the book is arranged in eight sections, starting with the one dealing with the general principles you will need to be familiarized with before you proceed any further. Then, there are five sections dealing with the bulk, general, refrigerated, tanker and deck cargoes carried by sea.

The cargoes that normally require special care have been discussed in a separate chapter. The closing chapter of the book covers the calculations and cargo stowage factors. The book is a real must-have publication to anyone engaged in the cargo handling operations and willing to improve their skills.

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This is another guidebook issued by the OCIMF and providing valuable industry recommendations to anyone involved in the marine transportation of the LNG cargoes and their handling. The arrangement of the material in this publication is similar to the one in the general OCIMF Recommendations for Manifolds of Refrigerated LNG Carriers. There are twelve chapters in this compact yet quite comprehensive volume.

The book opens with some introductory information and list of definitions provided with explanations, followed by the chapters on ship size categories and cargo manifold position. The other chapters are covering the specifications and spillage requirements, service lines and bunker connections, lighting of the manifold area and support of the cargo hose at the vessel's side.

There are several tables and figures supplementing the main text of the document and providing some additional information, such as the size of flanges and their spacing, forces acting on the flanges, cargo and bunker reducers and presentation flanges, SWL of the lifting equipment etc. this document will be of practical use to those willing to perform their day to day activities in correct, safe and efficient manner.

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This is the second edition of the very practically useful publication released by the recognized and authoritative OCIMF organization. The recommendations contained in the present volume were developed with the intention to promote conformity in the manifold arrangements on board LNG carriers and contribute to the operational efficiency. It will also help to better plan the loading and discharge positions on the newly introduced jetties.

The specification contained herein was prepared on the basis of the practical experience of the many operators and berth specialists, shipbuilders and naval architects, manufacturers of the equipment and other people engaged in the handling and transportation of the liquid natural gas. The content of the guidebook has already been very well met by the owners of the LNG vessels as well as the builders and they do not imply the alteration of any existing carrier.

In fact, these recommendations should be considered applicable to some of the LNG transporting vessels featuring the midship arrangement of the manifold. Eight chapters of the document cover the ship volume categories, cargo manifold position and specifications, bunker fuel connections and other important areas.

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The sea trade has always played a significant role in both the business success of shipping companies and the welfare of the nations. The container storage yard is the geographical and operational centre of the container terminals in most seaports. As a result, it is very important and plays one of the major roles for the trade and transportation flows.

One of the very latest developments in the operations relating the storage of the containers is the implementation of the automated rail mounted gantry crane system offering the very dense stacking of the units and lower labour costs. This publication was written with the purpose to investigate if the operational performance of the above mentioned seaport container terminals is influenced by the design of the storage systems and find out to what exactly extent this performance is affected by the framework conditions at the terminal.

In addition, it is discussed the strategies applicable to the crane scheduling and stacking of the containers. The authors present a very detailed simulation model in order to compare the performance effects of some other storage designs as well as innovative planning strategies. This is a very useful and informative publication for people involved in storage and transportation of the shipping containers. 

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The maritime container transportation has grown significantly in the last forty plus years. As a result of that, it become an important mode of the intercontinental cargo traffic. Container terminals always played a major role as the multimodal interfaces between land and sea transport. The dimensions of the container vessels have dramatically increased during the last decade, in order to benefit from the scale economy.

Some of the large container vessels may require thousands of lifts in a seaport cargo container terminal during a single call. Taking into account the fact that the container carrier involves huge capital investment as well as high daily operating costs, customer service is now a critical issue for the seaport terminals - as a results, so many terminals are making attempts to improve the throughput and reduce the turn-around time. The containerization is growing constantly, and the number of port terminals is increasing, correspondingly.

As it is meant by the name, the aim of this publication is to reflect the major latest developments and also to present the most important insights; in addition to that, the efforts were made by the authors to check the various successful solutions to the existing operational problems of the transportation systems and terminals. ​

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