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|USCG||United States Coast Guard.|
US Army Corps of Engineers
|US Gulf||Shipping abbreviation for the Gulf of Mexico.|
England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and islands governed from the mainland (ie excluding the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man)
Unit loads are parts of a shipment that can be treated as a single unit during cargo handling and transportation. The most common unit loads are pallets and components with bases that resemble pallets. The most important properties of a unit load are that it can be loaded to ensure a tight fit, its modularity and its stability, the last of which ensures that it can be stowed safely and will not be damaged by load securing measures.
|UNCTAD Code||Now known as UN/LOCODE. UNCTAD is the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.|
United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea
ultra-large crude carrier: 320,000+ dwt
under-keel clearance. Allowance made to ensure a certain clearance between the ship's bottom and the seabed. See also DUKC.