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Thomas Stowage



Edition9TH 2021
Stock CodeBBSF101
PublisherBrown, Son & Ferguson Ltd
AuthorCapt G.M. Pepper

As with previous editions of Thomas' Stowage, revisions will be found in all parts of the book, based on new legislation, new commodities and improved methods of handling and carriage. Incidents continue to occur with liquefaction of bulk cargoes as well as losses of containers from the large ships now in service. Thomas' Stowage addresses these and other issues as far as it is able, and by pointing the reader in the direction of other sources which may assist them in the satisfactory loading, carriage and discharge of their cargo.

The rationalisation of Parts 3A and 3B 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.

The Glossary of Cargo Handling and Shipping Terms has been enhanced with a number of new entries. 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, ship agents, terminal operators, freight forwarders, container packers, maritime lawyers, training schools and marine insurance companies.

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