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Glossary term Description
fore and aft stowage Load stowed along the length of the container or the ship. Contrast athwartships stowage. In the context of load securing, it is of utmost importance whether a container is stowed fore and aft or athwartships on a ship. In the case of athwartships stowage, the greatest acceleration forces act on the actual container longitudinally rather than transversely. Load securing measures must then be taken with this in mind.

Flag of convenience, term that is often used to describe states that have a shipping register that is considered lax about its standards and conditions for seafarers on board ships


Free on board - seller of goods pays for everything until goods cross the ship's rail on loading

Flow moisture point (FMP) Point at which the goods change from solid to liquid state.

Floating liquid natural gas (vessel). Similar to a FPSO except includes the separation and liquefaction of LNG. The vessel will be stationed at a gas field and will be able to separate and store condensate, LPG and LNG as liquid products for export

flexural strength The ability of a material or a construction to withstand bending.
flatrack (flat) Container without side walls and roof, with fixed or collapsible end walls.

Collapsible rail/ramp for moving loads into the belly of the ship


A ring welded to the end of a pipe. It is used with its counterpart to join pipes. The rings are provided with drilled holes through which the pipes can be bolted together

flag of convenience

see FOC