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Tanker < 80,000 dwt (average freight rate assessment)

In the past the largest tankers, now crude and product tankers with a deadweight between 45,000/70,000 and 80,000/100,000 tons.

Small tank situated at the extreme after end of a ship.

A mooring line fixed to the bow of the boat and leading aft where it is attached to the dock. This prevents the boat from moving forward in its berth. Its opposite, the forward quarter spring line, is used to keep the boat from moving aft in its berth.

The rear of a ship.

The hatchway nearest the stern.

Said of a line that leads from its point of attachment towards the stern of the ship.

In a ship with multiple cabins, the cabin closest to the stern.

Heat exchangers for cooling air or gas discharge from compressors. Designed to reduce the temperature and liquefy condensate vapors. Both air cooled and water cooled units are available.

The removal of heat from a gas after compression is completed.

In a sailing ship carrying multiple masts, the mast set closest to the stern.

The farthest aft.

The part of the boat behind the beam.

Anti-clockwise circular motion. Left-handed ropes are coiled down in this way.

The interval between full moon and change of moon and the highest high tide.

A tariff published by an agent on behalf of several carriers.

See Ship's Port Agent

A person authorized to transact business for and in the name of another person or company. Types of agent are:(1) brokers,(2) commission merchants,(3) resident buyers,(4) sales agents,5) manufacturer's representatives.

Numerous shipments from different shippers to one consignee that are consolidated and treated as a single consignment.

Lines on the Earths surface joining point where there is no magnetic variation.