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Thomas Stowage 8th Edition



Edition8TH 2018
Stock CodeBBSF100
FormatHard Cover
PublisherBrown, Son and Ferguson

In this eighth edition of Thomas’ Stowage revisions will be found in all parts of the book,
including the 2018 changes to the IMSBC Code.
Part 3 is now in two sections, with Part 3A covering general commodities while Part 3B
covers dry bulk commodities. This has come about firstly because new editions of the IMSBC
Code invariably include a number of new commodities, and secondly because separating bulk
cargoes from general cargoes simplifies the use of the book. The symbols used in Part 3B have
been supplemented with the addition of a new symbol for cargoes ‘Liable to Liquefaction’.
The meaning and use of each symbol relating to bulk cargoes has also been more fully explained.
The rationalisation of Part 3A entries has continued, and it is recommended that the point of
entry to find a particular commodity in either Part 3A or 3B should be the Index, where not only
commonly used names but also less frequently used names – perhaps of local derivation – for the
same commodity will be found, with the reader being referred to the appropriate listed item.
A major change in this edition is the inclusion of a new Appendix, A Glossary of Cargo Handling
and Shipping Terms. The terms have been obtained from a variety of sources and suggestions for
further entries or amendments will be most welcome.
Thomas’ Stowage continues to be regarded as the definitive reference on the subject and is
recommended by many organisations with an interest in the safe handling and carriage of
cargoes. It is an essential resource for ships’ officers, the freight operations and insurance
departments of ship owners and operators, ship agents, terminal operators, freight forwarders,
container packers, maritime lawyers, training schools and marine insurance companies.

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