This chapter explains the concept of cargo and different types of cargo with the properties. Dry Bulk Breakbulk,liquid cargo loading, stowage and discharging methods are explained.
Drybulk cargo such as grains, fertilizer, minerals loading discharging, storage methods are explained.
Explanation on stowage factor, bale capacity, grain capacity, broken stowage are explained which is useful for tramp ship agency Managerial and executive personnel for their vessel operation,
Details of Dangerous cargo ,with codes and classification are shown .
Liquid and gas cargoes’ nature, properties, loading, discharging methods are explained,
Unitized cargo palletization, with packing and lashing method are given in detail. Different type of containerised cargo the method of stuffing, packing, lashing for safe transportation are given .
Reefer cargo, their properties and character are explained which are useful for for reefer container handlers.
Tables of weights and measurements as well as glossary of tertms pertaining to commodities are included in this chapter.
This chapter will be useful for all those who are involved in cargo and vessel operation.