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ship’s tackle


All rigging and so forth used on a ship to load or unload cargo.
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overcarriage


The carriage of cargo beyond the port for which it was intended.
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permanent dunnage


Strips of timber fixed to the frames of a ship to keep cargo away from the sides of the ship to avoid damage and condensation.
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port of registry


Place where a ship is registered with the ­authorities, thereby establishing its nationality.
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spotting


Placing a container where required to be loaded or unloaded.
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backhaul


To haul a shipment back over part of a route that it has already traveled; return movement of cargo, usually opposite from the direction of its primary cargo destination.
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ballast keel


A heavy keel fitted to vessels to lower the center of gravity and improve stability.
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ballast tanks


Compartments at the bottom of a ship that are filled with liquids for stability and to make the ship seaworthy.
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beam


The width of a ship.
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berth


A place in which a vessel is moored or secured; place alongside a quay where a ship loads or discharges cargo.
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