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Glossary term Description
backhoe

Hydraulic excavator mounted on a pontoon

bay

A row of containers running from one side of the ship to the other. To be distinguished from a hold

bay plan

Plan for the stowage of containers, in which each bay on a vessel is represented in a cross-sectional plan of the ship from bow to stern. A bay plan shows all possible positions for stowage on the vessel

bay-row-tier system

Numbering system for the arrangement of containers on a vessel. In this numbering system, the bay is specified first, then the container row, which runs the length of the ship, and finally the tier (vertical layer).

bay-tier-row system

Numbering system for the arrangement of containers on a vessel. In this numbering system, the bay is specified first, then the tier (vertical layer) and finally the container row, which runs the length of the ship

BCM

Bow to centre manifold. For tankers, the distance between the bows, the "front" of the vessel, and the manifold

BCO

beneficial cargo owner. The importer of record, who physically takes possession of cargo at destination

beam The width of a vessel.
Beaufort

International scale for wind force

berthing master

Usually at oil terminals and sometimes referred to as loading master - acts as pilot and as a liaison with the loading terminal for vessels loading cargo