01.09.2018

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR GRAIN LOADING

General information for grain loading

Author(s) US NCB
Publisher National Cargo Bureau
Date 2013
Pages 110
Format pdf
Size 10 Mb
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The content of the present booklet on proper loading of grain intended for marine transportation was prepared by the specialists of the National Cargo Bureau with the aim of facilitating the grain loading in bulk in American ports by providing all required information on the relevant regulatory framework; it also gives some general technical information, such as the grain data and associated stability calculation together with the stowage arrangements etc.

The original edition published back in 1994 has been thoroughly revised and updated in 2013. The volume opens with the brief information about IMO and principle and limitations outlined in the Grain Rules. The next chapter of the book is dealing with the requirements covering the heeling moments and stowage factor, trimming and leveling, document of authorization, angle of flooding, lashing and strapping, and many other factors.

The chapter addressing the grain loading covers preparation of the vessel for grain loading, trim and stability problems, different methods of securing, necessary precautions to be taken, allowance tables, standard bushel weights etc. In short, the publication is very practical and shall be possessed on board vessels engaged in transportation of the grain, especially to and from U.S. ports.

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