Have a look into this revised, twelfth edition of one of the most popular books available on cargo handling. The content of the previous edition was supplemented with numerous images to illustrate the significant impact of containerization together with the influence of marine ports and associated activities. The volume will be greatly appreciated by the maritime industry since it covers a very wide range of cargoes and services that move around the planet.
The material contained in the publication is reflecting the demands and interests of shippers for the profitable and efficient means of transporting their goods as well as the procedures to be established and followed during the cargo handling. Note that the book will be interesting not only to the cargo officers but also to any other persons engaged in cargo carriage.
The author has managed to cover, in a single volume, such important aspects of cargo handing as main principles and working gear, cargo on passages and ventilation issues, specific types of cargo, cargo handling facilities, management of transportation cargoes by sea and others. The appendixes provide supplementary information on containerization and cargo movement. Several data diagrams have been included to make the text more informative and understandable.