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NAABSA

Not Always Afloat But Safely Aground

NATIONAL ARGO BUREAU

a private organization having representatives throughout the main harbors in the U.S. it is empowered to inspect cargoes of a hazardous nature and issue certificates which are automatically approved by the coast Guard.

NATIONAL CARGO BUREAU

a private organization having representatives throughout the main harbors in the U.S. it is empowered to inspect cargoes of a hazardous nature and issue certificates which are automatically approved by the coast Guard.

NATIONAL FLAG

The flag carried by a ship to show her nationality.

NAUTICAL MILE

One minute of latitude; approximately 6076 feet - about 1/8 longer than the statute mile of 5280 feet.

NAVIGATION

The art and science of conducting a ship safely from one point to another

NAVIGATION RULES

the regulations governing the movement of vessels in relation to each other, generally called steering and sailing rules.

NAVTEX

navigational and meteorological warning broadcast service

NCB

National Cargo Bureau

NCOB

no cargo on board

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NDT

non-destructive testing

NECSA 

Navigational Electronic Chart System Association

NEOBULK

Shipments consisting entirely of units of a single commodity, such as cars, lumber, or scrap metal.

NESTING

Implies that cargo is presented stacked in the contour of similarly shaped cargo, it may be likened to a stack of plates. This is particularly relevant in the presentation of tankage strakes for transport

NET CAPACITY

the number of tons of cargo which a vessel can carry when loaded in salt water to her summer freeboard marks. Also called cargo carrying capacity, cargo Deadweight, useful deadweight.

NET TONNAGE

Equals gross tonnage minus deductions for space occupied by crew accommodations, machinery, navigation equipment and bunkers. It represents space available for cargo (and passengers). Canal tolls are based on net (registered) tonnage.

NFTZ

non free trade zone

NI

The Nautical Institute

NIHQ

Nautical Institute Headquarters, London

NK (NKK)

Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (classification society)

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NM

Nautical Mile. One minute of latitude; approximately 6,076 feet - about 1/8 longer than the statute mile of 5,280 feet

NMEA

National Marine Electronics Association

NNR

national nature reserve

NOAA

National Marine and Atmospheric Administration

NON-CONFERENCE LINE

a Shipping line which Operates on a route served by a liner Conference but which is Not a member of that conference.

NONCONTIGUOUS

domestic Shipping routes serving Alaska and non-continental U.S. States and territories.

NON-REVERSIBLE

(Detention). If loading completed sooner than expected, then saved days will not be added to discharge time allowed.

NOR

Notice of Readiness

NORSKE VERITAS

Norwegian classification society.

NRT

Net registered tons. This tonnage is frequently shown on ship registration papers; it represents the volumetric area available for cargo at 100 cubic feet = 1 ton. It often is used by port and canal authorities as a basis for charges.

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NT

net tonnage

NUMAST

National Union of Mrine, Aviation & Shipping Transport Officers

Nun

a kind of navigational buoy

NVO

non-vessel-operating common carrier, a ships agent, conducts business for the ship but Does Not operate the vessel.

NYPE

New York Produce Exchange


 

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