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

Voyage Estimating – A Simplified Example

This article attempts to provide you with the 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 have all been simplified.

You are an Owner. You have received an inquiry from a potential Charterer from Houston, TX, USA to Moji, Japan for the carriage of fertilizer. The inquiry reads as follows:
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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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