|strip||To unpack/unload a container.|
|straddle carrier||Mobile heavy equipment used to move containers in a container park and able to straddle a row of containers up to, usually, 3 high.|
The stowage factor specifies how many cubic metres of hold space in a ship will be taken up by a tonne of a cargo, taking into account gaps, shape of the hold, number of tween decks, supports and the use of dunnage.
|stevedore||A company that provides stevedore services within a port. Stevedores load and discharge ships, often operating specialised equipment to perform their task.|
Mooring line at stern, not aft line.
|stern||The "back" or "blunt" end of a ship.|
Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Convention
|stanchion||Rods or bars on the sides and corners of an open means of transport or container, used to secure the cargo. Removable stanchions are inserted into the stanchion pockets provided.|
|spring tides||See Tides|
Mooring line that normally leads forward from the stern (after springs) and lead aft from forward (forward spring). Sometimes referred to as back springs.