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Glossary term Description
COLREGS International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972. Also known as the Rules of the Road.

Products such as steel sheets, wide strip, steel piping or wire which are coiled into rolls. Coils weighing up to 35 tonnes are transported

coil box container Special container for transporting coils. They handle greater line loads and are equipped with coil wells and special load securing features.

Contract of affreightment, a contract to carry a certain amount of cargo, generally a bulk cargo in several shipments, over a stated period of time


Compressed natural gas, sometimes known as PNG pressurised natural gas. Some Suezmax tankers are being converted to this type of vessel by adding pressurised tanks or coil system called Coselle

clip-on-units Refrigeration units used to cool porthole containers on deck, in port or during road/rail transportation.
chemical tanker Specialised tanker built for the carriage of chemicals. May have specially coated tanks and may carry many different parcels of cargoes as each tank may have individual pumps and pipelines.
charterparty (CP)

Contract for the hire of a ship


Person/company/cargo owner who hires or charters a vessel


Container freight station, where containers are "stuffed" (loaded) or "unstuffed" (emptied).