Preface List of abbreviations Conversion tables 1. General principles of the handling, stowage and carriage of cargoes 2. Hatchwork and heavy lift cargoes 3. Stowage properties of general cargoes 4. Bulk cargoes 5. Tanker cargoes 6. Timber, refrigerated and livestock cargoes 7. Roll on-Roll off operations 8. Containers and containerisation 9. Special cargoes, hazardous goods and deck cargoes 10. Security and cargo documentation 11. Passenger vessels 12. Offshore trades Appendix 1: Miscellaneous cargo information Appendix 2: Self examiner - questions and recommended answers Appendix 3: Codes and conventions effecting cargo work operations Bibliography Index
D.J. House has now written and published eighteen marine titles, many of which are in multiple editions. After commencing his seagoing career in 1962, he was initially engaged on general cargo vessels. He later experienced worldwide trade with passenger, container, Ro-Ro, reefer ships and bulk cargoes. He left the sea in 1978 with a Master Mariner's qualification and commenced teaching at the Fleetwood Nautical College. He retired in 2012 after thirty-three years of teaching in nautical education. He continues to write and research maritime aspects for future works.