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C & F

Cost and freight

C & I

Cost and insurance

C.I.F.

Cost, insurance and freight: Export term in which the price quoted by the exporter includes the costs of ocean transportation to the port of destination and insurance coverage.

C/P

Charter Party

C/SNEE

CONSIGNEE. Name of agent, company or person receiving consignment

CABIN

a compartment for passengers or crew.

CABLE SHIP

a specially constructed ship for the laying and repairing of telegraph and telephone cables across channels, seas, lakes, and oceans.

CABOTAGE

the carriage of goods or passengers for remuneration taken on at one point and discharged at another point within the territory of the same country.

CABOTAGE POLICIES

Reservation of a country's coastal (domestic) shipping for its own flag vessels.

CAD

computer assisted design

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CAF

Currency Adjustment Factor

Can

a kind of navigation buoy

CAORF

Computer-Assisted Operations Research Facility: A MarAd R&D facility located at U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York.

CAP

Condition Assesment Programme Survey

Capsize

to turn a boat over

CAPSIZE

to turn over.

CARGO HANDLING

the act of loading and discharging a cargo ship.

CARGO PLAN

A plan giving the quantities and description of the various grades carried in the ship's cargo tanks, after the loading is completed.

CARGO PREFERENCE

Reserving a portion of a nation's imports and exports to national-flag vessels.

Cargo Retention Clauses

Clauses introduced by charterers based on shortage of delivered cargo because of increased oil prices.

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CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY SEA ACT

A law enacted in 1936 covering the transportation of merchandise by sea to or from ports of the United States and in foreign trades.

CARRIERS

owners or operators of vessels providing transportation to shippers. the term is Also used to refer to the vessels.

Cast Off

to release lines holding boat to shore or mooring, to release sheets

CAST OFF

to let go.

CATAMARAN

a double or treble-hulled vessel constructed in wood, aluminum or reinforced glass fibre and is Also composed of two or three hulls diagonally joined together by Various methods. normally no ballast is needed to counteract the center buoyancy since it enjoys good stability at sea.

Catboat

a one sail sailboat

CATUG

Short for Catamaran Tug. A rigid catamaran tug connected to a barge. When joined together, they form and look like a single hull of sa ship; oceangoing integrated tug-barge vessels.

CATWALK

A raised bridge running fore and aft from the midship, and also called "walkway". It affords safe passage over the pipelines and other deck obstructions.

CBFT (or CFT)

Cubic Feet

CBI

computer-based information

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CBM

Cubic metres

CBT

computer-based training

CCC

Commodity Credit Corporation.

CCF

Capital construction Fund: a tax benefit for operators of U.S.-built, U.S.-flag ships in the U.S. foreign, Great lakes, or noncontiguous domestic trades, by which taxes may be deferred on income deposited in a Fund to be used for the replacement of vessels.

CCP

Contolable Pitch Propeller

CCS

China Classification Society

CD

compact disc

CD Rom

compact disc read-only memory

CDS

Construction Differential Subsidy: A direct subsidy paid to U.S. shipyards building U.S.-flag ships to offset high construction costs in American shipyards. An amount of subsidy (up to 50 percent) is determined by estimates of construction cost differen

CEN

European Committee for Standardisation

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CENELEC

European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation

Centerboard

a fin shaped, often removable, board that extends from the bottom of the boat as a keel

CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRY

A document specifying the nation registry of the vessel.

CES

coast earth station

CESMA

Confederation of European Union Shipmasters Associations

CFR (or C&F)

Cost and Freight

CG

coast guard

Chafe

damage to a line caused by rubbing against another object

CHAFING GEAR

Tubing or cloth wrapping used to protect a line from chafing on a rough surface.

Chainplates

metal plates bolted to the boat which standing rigging is attached to

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CHANDLER

a person who deals in the selling of provisions, dried stores, etc.

CHART

a map for use by navigators.

CHARTER PARTY

A contractual agreement between a ship owner and a cargo owner, usually arranged by a broker, whereby a ship is chartered (hired) either for one voyage or a period of time.

CHARTER RATES

the tariff applied for chartering tonnage in a particular trade.

CHARTERER

the person to whom is given the use of the whole of the carrying capacity of a ship for the transportation of cargo or passengers to a stated port for a specified time.

CHIEF ENGINEER

Head of engineer department. Keeps records of All engine parts and repairs. generally tends to the functioning of All mechanical equipment on ship. Calculates Fuel and water consumption and requirements. Coordinates Operations with shoreside port engineer.

CHIEF MATE

The officer in the deck department next in rank to the master; second in command of a ship. He is next to the master, most especially in the navigation and as far as the deck department is concerned. The chief mate assumes the position of the Master in his absence.

CHIEF STEWARD

orders food. Prepares menus. Assists chief cook in food preparation.

CHINE

the intersection of the bottom and sides of a flat or v-bottomed boat.

Chock

a guide for An anchor, mooring or docking line, attached to the deck

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CHOCK

a fitting through which anchor or mooring lines are led. Usually U-shaped to reduce chafe.

CHOPT

Charterers Option

CHTRS

Charterers

CIF

Cost, Insurance & Freight. Seller pays all these costs to a nominated port or place of discharge.

CIP

Carriage and Insurance paid to...

CIRM

International radio maritime committee

CIT

Chartered Institute of Transport

CKD

Completely knocked down

Class

Category in classification register

CLASSIFICATION SOCIETY

Worldwide experienced and reputable societies. which undertake to arrange inspections and advise on the hull and machinery of a ship. A private organization that supervises vessels during their construction and afterward, in respect to their seaworthine

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CLC

International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage

CLEAN SHIP

Refers to tankers which have their cargo tanks free of traces of dark persistent oils which remain after carrying crudes and Heavy Fuel oils.

Cleat

a fitting used to secure a line to

CLEAT

a fitting to which lines are made fast. the classic cleat to which lines are belayed is approximately anvil-shaped.

Clew

the lower aft corner of a sail

Close hauled

a point of sail where the boat is sailing as close to the wind as possible

Close reach

a point of sail where the boat is sailing towards the wind but is not close hauled

CLOVE HITCH

a knot for temporarily fastening a line to a spar or piling.

COA

Contract of Affreightment - Owners agree to accept a cost per revenue tonne for cargo carried on a specific number of voyages.

COACP

Contract of Affreightment Charter Party

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COAMING

a vertical piece around the edge of a cockpit, hatch, etc. to prevent water on deck from running below.

COASTWISE

Domestic shipping routes along a single coast.

COB

Closing of Business

COBLDN

Closing of Business London

Cockpit

the area, below deck level, that is somewhat more protected than the open deck, from which the tiller or wheel is handled

COCKPIT

an opening in the deck from which the boat is handled.

COD

Cash On Delivery

CODE OF LINER CONDUCT (UNCTAD)

a convention drafted under the auspices of the United Nations Conference on trade and Development which provides that All Shipping traffic between two foreign countries is to be regulated as far as the quantities of shipments are concerned on the follow

COGSA

Carriage of Goods by Sea Act

COIL

to lay a line down in circular turns.

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COLLIER

vessel used for transporting coal.

COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEM

Electronic system commonly used to prevent collisions in inland navigable waterways.

Colreg

International Convention on Collision Regulations,IMO

COLREG

convention on International regulations for Preventing collisions at sea.

COMBI

Combination passenger/cargo vessel; a vessel specifically designed to carry both containers and conventional cargoes.

Commission

See "Brokerage"

COMMON CARRIER

Holds himself out for hire to the general public. Must post rates and cannot discriminate against customers whose cargo he is equipped to carry.

COMPLEMENT

the number of officers and crew employed upon a vessel for its safe Navigation and operation.

Conference

A scheduled liner service offered by owners on given routes on conditions agreed by members.

CONGESTION

Port/berth delays

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CONS

Consumption

Consignee

Name of agent, company or person receiving consignment

CONSIGNEE

the person to whom cargo is consigned as stated on the bills of lading.

CONSIGNOR

the person named in the bill of lading as the one from whom the goods have been received for shipment.

CONTAINER

A van, flatrack, open top trailer or other similar trailer body on or into which cargo is loaded and transported without chassis aboard ocean vessels.; a large rectangular or square container/box of a strong structure that can withstand continuous rough handling from ship to shore and back. It opens from one side to allow cargo to be stacked and stowed into it.

CONTAINER SHIP

A ship constructed in such a way that she can easily stack containers near and on top of each other as well as on deck. A vessel designed to carry standard intermodal containers enabling efficient loading, unloading, and transport to and from the vessel

CONTRACT OF AFFREIGHTMENT (COA)

a service contract under which a ship owner agrees to transport a specified quantity of Fuel products or specialty products, at a specified rate per ton, between designated loading and discharge ports. this type contract differs from a spot or consecutive voyage charter in that no particular vessel is. specified.

COOK AND BAKER (CHIEF COOK)

Cooks and bakes.

COP

Custom Of Port

CoSWP 

Code of Safe Working Practices For Merchant Seamen

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COURSE

the direction in which a boat is steered.

COW

crude oil washing

CP (or C/P)

Charter Party

CPD

Charterers Pay Dues

CPI

Consumer price Index.

CPT

Carriage Paid To

CQD

Customary Quick Despatch

CR

Current Rate

CREW

the personnel engaged on board ship, excluding the Master and officers and the passengers on passenger ships.

CREW LIST

List prepared by the master of a ship showing the full names, nationality, passport or discharge book number, rank and age of every officer and crew member engaged on board that ship. This serves as one of the essential ship's documents which is always

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CRN

Crane

CROB

Cargo Remaining on Board

CROSS-TRADES

foreign-to-foreign trade carried by ships from a nation other than the two trading nations.

CRT

Cargo Retention Clauses, introduced by charterers based on shortage of delivered cargo because of increased oil prices

CRUDE OIL WASHING

a technique of cleaning tanks in oil tankers.

CSS

Code of Shipmanagement Standards

CST

Centistoke

CTR

Container Fitted

CTU

cargo transport unit

CUDDY

a small shelter cabin in a boat.

CURRENT

the horizontal movement of water.

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