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Glossary term Description

Central Dredging Association


Community of European Shipyards Associations


Car equivalent unit


Container freight station, where containers are "stuffed" (loaded) or "unstuffed" (emptied).


Person/company/cargo owner who hires or charters a vessel

charterparty (CP)

Contract for the hire of a ship

chemical tanker Specialised tanker built for the carriage of chemicals. May have specially coated tanks and may carry many different parcels of cargoes as each tank may have individual pumps and pipelines.
clip-on-units Refrigeration units used to cool porthole containers on deck, in port or during road/rail transportation.

Compressed natural gas, sometimes known as PNG pressurised natural gas. Some Suezmax tankers are being converted to this type of vessel by adding pressurised tanks or coil system called Coselle


Contract of affreightment, a contract to carry a certain amount of cargo, generally a bulk cargo in several shipments, over a stated period of time