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Glossary term Description
CBM

Conventional buoy mooring

carnage

Types of shore crane used for loading/discharging ships. Ship's cranes are usually referred to as ship's gear, or gearless if none

cargo sweat Condensation on the surface of the cargo: Condensation can form on the cargo as a result of climatic conditions. Cargo sweat can always occur when the temperature of the cargo is lower than or equal to the dew point. It can also occur during transportation from temperate latitudes, e.g. from northern-hemisphere winter to the tropics.
cargo information This is an online system for transport professionals containing transport-related risk and damage prevention information which can be called up via TIS.
CARB California Air Resources Board. State of California organisation which is, independently of central government, producing regulations to restrict engine emissions in and around their ports.
capacitive network Data network with capacitive coupling to the power network for remote monitoring of refrigerated containers.
CALM

Catenary anchor leg mooring, a type of buoy mooring, see also SBM, SPM.

caking

Hardening of bulk cargo caused by a release of water vapour. Causes the formation of lumps if moisture is present in salts or sugars

CA container Container with controlled atmosphere.