A number of workmen acting together especially for loading and/or discharging operations of a vessel in combination with the necessary gear. (On a vessel for instance 6 gangs can be ordered to discharge or load.)
Clothes in containers on hangers and hung from rails during transit, reducing the handling required for the garments.
A point at which cargo is interchanged between carriers or modes of transport .A means of access, an entry
Abbreviation: GATT Major international agreement on trade and tariffs between many nations all over the world. The discussions are now held by the WTO. General Average Abbreviation: G/A Intentional act or sacrifice which is carried out to safeguard vessel and cargo. When a vessel is in danger, the master has the right to sacrifice property and/or to incur reasonable expenditure. Measures taken for the sole benefit of any particular interest are not considered general average.
There is a general average act when, and only when any extraordinary sacrifice or expenditure is intentionally and reasonably made or incurred for the common safety for the purpose of preserving from peril the property involved in a common maritime adventure.
Cargo, consisting of goods, unpacked or packed, for example in cartons, crates, bags or bales, often palletised. General cargo can be shipped either in break-bulk or containerised Any consignment other than a consignment containing valuable cargo and charged for transport at general cargo rates (air cargo)
A container used for the carriage of general cargo without any special requirements for the transport and or the conditioning of the goods.
Common term indicating movable property, merchandise or wares .All materials which can be used to satisfy demands .Whole or part of the cargo received from the shipper, including any equipment supplied by the shipper
Document issued by a port, warehouse, shed, or terminal operator acknowledging receipt of goods specified therein on conditions stated or referred to in the document.
The goods which have departed from the initial loading point and not yet arrived at the final unloading point.Hague Rules.International convention for the unification of certain rules, relating to Bills of Lading (1924). These Rules include the description of responsibilities of Shipping Lines.
The collection of several small consignments and the formation of one large shipment thereof (road cargo).Flammable Capable to be set on fire under given circumstances. (Amendment 25 IMO DGS).