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Glossary term Description

Car equivalent unit


Community of European Shipyards Associations


Central Dredging Association

CD Chart Datum, the level to which depths on a chart are reduced or the level from which tidal heights are measured. This can vary, LLWS or LAT usually used.

Conventional buoy mooring


Types of shore crane used for loading/discharging ships. Ship's cranes are usually referred to as ship's gear, or gearless if none

cargo sweat Condensation on the surface of the cargo: Condensation can form on the cargo as a result of climatic conditions. Cargo sweat can always occur when the temperature of the cargo is lower than or equal to the dew point. It can also occur during transportation from temperate latitudes, e.g. from northern-hemisphere winter to the tropics.
cargo information This is an online system for transport professionals containing transport-related risk and damage prevention information which can be called up via TIS.
CARB California Air Resources Board. State of California organisation which is, independently of central government, producing regulations to restrict engine emissions in and around their ports.
capacitive network Data network with capacitive coupling to the power network for remote monitoring of refrigerated containers.