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June 7th, 2009, 13:26
Remember, these questions were composed between 1940 and 1945.


321 What is a "charter Party"?

322 What is a bill of lading?

323 What is a manifest?

324 If my ship collided with yours, in what court would you sue me?

325 What is a "charterer"?

326 What are the functions of a ship-broker?

327 And of a shipping agent?

328 What term is applied to a firm which fits a ship out for her voyage?

329 And to the men responsible for the loading of the ship?

330 What is dunnage?

Answers next Sunday.

regards Collin:ernae:

June 8th, 2009, 08:53
# 330 "dunnage" meands packing [wood] to prevent damage to ship and cargo.

fr: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dunnageloose materials used to support and protect cargo in a ship's hold.

#329 "Men responsible for the loading of the ship"= Stevedore; one who works at or is responsible for loading and unloading ships in port [Merriam-Webster dictionary]

#328 "firm which fits a ship out for her voyage"= Chandeler: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chandler

#327 "Shipping agent"= Licensed and bonded broker specializing in shipments. Agent working on ship's behalf: a person or company that prepares the documents required for cargoes to be transported and deals with insurance and customs matters on behalf of ships: http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_561507742/shipping_agent.html

More later

Skipsan :kilroy:

June 12th, 2009, 19:50
#324 In what court would you sue? = Admiralty

Skipsan :kilroy:

June 13th, 2009, 08:17
#326 The functions of a ship-broker = The primary role of the shipbroker remains to be ‘finding ships for cargoes and cargoes for ships’

#321 "Charter Party" = A written contract between the owner of a vessel and the one (the charterer) desiring to empty the vessel setting forth the terms of the arrangement;

#322 Bill of lading = The document (http://www.lectlaw.com/def/b026.htm#)
(http://www.lectlaw.com/def/b026.htm#)issued on behalf of the carrier describing the kind and quantity of goods being shipped, the shipper, the consignee, the ports of loading and discharge and the carrying vessel;

#323 Manifest = An itemized list by Bill of Lading number of the kind and quantity of all cargoes loaded aboard a vessel, prepared by the vessel's Master. A written instrument containing a true account (http://www.lectlaw.com/def2/m010.htm#) of the cargo of a ship or commercial (http://www.lectlaw.com/def2/m010.htm#)

#325 Charterer = "where one or more merchants contract for the ship exclusively it is said to be a chartered ship." [last paragraph]

Skipsan :kilroy:

June 14th, 2009, 13:19

321 The contract between the owner of the cargo and the owner of the ship.

322 A document stating the cargo which has been loaded in a ship by each shipper.

323 An inventory of every item of the ship's cargo.

324 In the Admiralty Court.

325 A person who hires the services of a whole ship for a particular passage and guarantees a whole cargo for her.

326 To negotiate the charter or sale of a whole ship.

327 To represent the owner at ports where he has no office of his own.

328 Ship's chandler.

329 Stevedores.

330 Pieces of timber used in stowing cargo.

Well done Skipsan.:icon29:

regards Collin:ernae: