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Glossary term Description
transhipment

Taking cargo from one ship and loading it on to another. Often done at a transhipment hub - a port capable of accommodating a large ship, from which it is loaded on to smaller vessels that can access other nearby ports.

TSHD

trailer suction hopper dredger

Turnbuckle Tightening elements made up of two threaded rods, a threaded barrel and a lever, usually in the form of a ratchet. Turnbuckles are the preferred tensioning method when securing loads with chains.
twist lock A securing mechanism for securing containers in a vertical direction; twist locks are placed between the containers and fastened in the oblong holes on the container corners.