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Glossary term Description
CALM

Catenary anchor leg mooring, a type of buoy mooring, see also SBM, SPM.

caking

Hardening of bulk cargo caused by a release of water vapour. Causes the formation of lumps if moisture is present in salts or sugars

CA container Container with controlled atmosphere.
bushel

Unit of volume in US grain industry. In metric terms, grain is typically measured in tonnes.

bunkers

Bunkers are ship's fuel which may be marine gas (MGO), diesel (MDO), heavy fuel oil (HFO), which is sometimes referred to as Bunker "C",  or, increasingly, liquefied natural gas (LNG). To take on fuel is known as bunkering.

bunkerer A company that supplies bunkers. The company will normally also supply a range of marine lubricants.
bulk carrier

Also bulker. Ship designed for the carriage of bulk cargoes.

bulk cargo

Homogeneous cargoes, eg grain, coal, iron ore

Brexit

Term coined from the words British exit (from the European Union)

breast line A mooring line, sent away from either forward or aft, that is perpendicular to the centre line of the vessel.