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Glossary term Description
PNG

pressurised natural gas - see also CNG

placards

Placards are, in accordance with the dangerous goods stipulations of the IMDG code, adhesive placards that indicate to all parties concerned what type of dangerous goods are being transported. They differ from labels in terms of size, although labels have the same purpose

pitching

Movement of a ship around its transverse axis

pilotage authority

The authority that supplies a pilotage service for a particular port

pilot

An experienced mariner usually with command experience, employed by a vessel to assist in the navigation and berthing of a vessel in a particular port. Sometimes referred to as berthing master or mooring master when referring to offshore oil facilities

PCTC

pure car and truck carrier

PCC

pure car carrier

PBL

parallel berth length

pax

Abbreviation for passengers in ro-pax

passive behaviour Defines the sensitivity of cargo to other cargo and to its environment (e.g. sensitivity to foreign odors).