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Plimsoll Lines – Loadlines

A Plimsoll line or mark shows the safe ‘freeboard’ (distance from water to weather deck). There are 6 load lines as follows:

List of Load Lines

TF Tropical Fresh
F Fresh
T Tropical
S Summer
W Winter
WNA Winter North Atlantic

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Glossary of Chartering Terms

The following is a short list of terms used internationally in the shipping community.

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AGW All going well
AAAA Always Afloat, Always Accessible

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Voyage Estimating – A Simplified Example

This article attempts to provide you with the very basics of voyage estimation based on a full and complete cargo (as opposed to a ‘part cargo’) loading from one port and discharging at one port. ¬†All aspects of the voyage calculation and supplementary information are simplified as much as possible.

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Main details of a firm offer – Time Charter

There are of course many things to consider when making a firm offer for time chartering business. Here is a list of what we consider to be the main ingredients of “main terms”:
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Main details of a firm offer – Voyage Business

There are of course many things to consider when making a firm offer for voyage business. Here is a list of what we consider to be the main ingredients:
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