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Glossary term Description
pax

Abbreviation for passengers in ro-pax

PBL

parallel berth length

PCC

pure car carrier

PCTC

pure car and truck carrier

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

pilotage authority

The authority that supplies a pilotage service for a particular port

pitching

Movement of a ship around its transverse axis

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

PNG

pressurised natural gas - see also CNG

POL

petroleum oil lubricants