94 relations: American Bureau of Shipping, American Waterways Operators, Ammonia, Armed merchantman, Boat, Bulk cargo, Bulk carrier, Cable layer, Canal, Cargo, Cargo ship, Chemical substance, Chemical tanker, Chlorine, Coal, Coastal trading vessel, Container ship, Containerization, Copra, Crane (machine), Cruise ship, Cruiseferry, Dive boat, Exxon Valdez, Ferry, Flag of convenience, Fresh water, Gas carrier, Glossary of nautical terms, Great Lakes, Great Lakes Waterway, Greek shipping, Hold (compartment), Horn of Africa, Hydrocarbon, Intermodal freight transport, International trade, Iron ore, Lake freighter, Liquefied natural gas, Liquefied petroleum gas, Liquid, LNG carrier, Marine fuel management, Maritime transport, Materiel, Merchant Navy (United Kingdom), Middle East, Military, MV Erika, ..., Natural rubber, Navigability, Navy, New York Harbor, North America, Ocean, Ocean liner, Oil, Oil spill, Oil tanker, Passenger, Petroleum, Pipeline transport, Prestige oil spill, Railroad car, Reef, Riverboat casino, Roll-on/roll-off, Saint Lawrence Seaway, Seawise Giant, Ship, Ship prefix, Styrene, Submarine, Tin, Tonnage, Trade, Train ferry, Tramp trade, Transport in Liberia, Transport in Panama, Truck, Tugboat, UNCTAD review of maritime transport, United States Coast Guard, United States Merchant Marine, United States Virgin Islands, Vegetable oil, Warship, Watercraft, Waterway, Whaleback, Wheat, Wine. Expand index (44 more) » « Shrink index
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) is a classification society, with a mission to promote the security of life, property and the natural environment, primarily through the development and verification of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine-related facilities.
The American Waterways Operators, is the national trade association for the U.S. tugboat, towboat and barge industry.
Ammonia is a compound of nitrogen and hydrogen with the formula NH3.
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An armed merchantman is a merchant ship equipped with guns, usually for defensive purposes, either by design or after the fact.
A boat is a watercraft of a large range of type and size.
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Bulk cargo is commodity cargo that is transported unpackaged in large quantities.
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A bulk carrier, bulk freighter, or colloquially, bulker is a merchant ship specially designed to transport unpackaged bulk cargo, such as grains, coal, ore, and cement in its cargo holds.
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A cable layer or cable ship is a deep-sea vessel designed and used to lay underwater cables for telecommunications, electric power transmission, or other purposes.
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Canals, or navigations, are human-made channels, or artificial waterways, for water conveyance, or to service water transport vehicles.
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In economics, cargo or freight are goods or produce being conveyed – generally for commercial gain – by water, air or land.
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A cargo ship or freighter ship is any sort of ship or vessel that carries cargo, goods, and materials from one port to another.
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A chemical substance, also known as a pure substance, is a form of matter that consists of molecules of the same composition and structure.
A chemical tanker is a type of tanker ship designed to transport chemicals in bulk.
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Chlorine is a chemical element with symbol Cl and atomic number 17.
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Coal is a combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock usually occurring in rock strata in layers or veins called coal beds or coal seams.
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Coastal trading vessels, also known as coasters, are shallow-hulled ships used for trade between locations on the same island or continent.
Container ships (sometimes spelled containerships) are cargo ships that carry all of their load in truck-size intermodal containers, in a technique called containerization.
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Containerization is a system of intermodal freight transport using intermodal containers (also called shipping containers and ISO containers).
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Copra is the dried meat or kernel of the coconut, which is the fruit of the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera).
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A crane is a type of machine, generally equipped with a hoist rope, wire ropes or chains, and sheaves, that can be used both to lift and lower materials and to move them horizontally.
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A cruise ship or cruise liner is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, when the voyage itself, the ship's amenities, and sometimes the different destinations along the way (i.e., ports of call), are part of the experience.
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A cruiseferry is a ship that combines the features of a cruise ship with a Ro-Pax ferry.
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A dive boat is a boat that recreational divers or professional scuba divers use to reach a dive site which they could not conveniently reach by swimming from the shore.
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Oriental Nicety, formerly Exxon Valdez, Exxon Mediterranean, SeaRiver Mediterranean, S/R Mediterranean, Mediterranean, and Dong Fang Ocean, was an oil tanker that gained notoriety after running aground in Prince William Sound spilling hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude oil in Alaska.
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A ferry is a merchant vessel used to carry passengers, and sometimes vehicles and cargo as well, across a body of water.
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Flag of convenience (FOC) is a business practice whereby a ship's owners register a merchant ship in a ship register of a country other than that of the ship's owners, and the ship flies the civil ensign of that country, called the flag state.
Fresh water (or freshwater) is any naturally occurring water except seawater and brackish water.
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A gas carrier (or gas tanker) is a ship designed to transport LPG, LNG or liquefied chemical gases in bulk.
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This is a partial glossary of nautical terms; some remain current, while many date from the 17th to 19th centuries.
The Great Lakes (les Grands-Lacs), also called the Laurentian Great Lakes and the Great Lakes of North America, are a series of interconnected freshwater lakes located primarily in the upper mid-east region of North America, on the Canada–United States border, which connect to the Atlantic Ocean through the Saint Lawrence River.
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The Great Lakes Waterway is a system of natural channels and canals which enable navigation between the North American Great Lakes.
Greece is a maritime nation by tradition, as shipping is arguably the oldest form of occupation of the Greeks and has been a key element of Greek economic activity since ancient times.
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View of the hold of a container ship A ship's hold or cargo hold is a space for carrying cargo.
The Horn of Africa is a peninsula in East Africa that juts into the Guardafui Channel, lying along the southern side of the Gulf of Aden and the southwest Red Sea.
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In organic chemistry, a hydrocarbon is an organic compound consisting entirely of hydrogen and carbon.
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Intermodal freight transport involves the transportation of freight in an intermodal container or vehicle, using multiple modes of transportation (e.g., rail, ship, and truck), without any handling of the freight itself when changing modes.
International trade is the exchange of capital, goods, and services across international borders or territories.
Iron ores are rocks and minerals from which metallic iron can be economically extracted.
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Lake freighters, or lakers, are bulk carrier vessels that ply the Great Lakes of North America.
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Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas (predominantly methane, CH4, with some mixture of ethane C2H6) that has been converted to liquid form for ease and safety of non-pressurized storage or transport.
Liquefied petroleum gas or liquid petroleum gas (LPG or LP gas), also referred to as simply propane or butane, are flammable mixtures of hydrocarbon gases used as fuel in heating appliances, cooking equipment, and vehicles.
A liquid is a nearly incompressible fluid that conforms to the shape of its container but retains a (nearly) constant volume independent of pressure.
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An LNG carrier is a tank ship designed for transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG).
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Marine fuel management (MFM) is a multi-level approach to measuring, monitoring, and reporting fuel usage on a boat or ship, with the goals of reducing fuel usage, increasing operational efficiency, and improving fleet management oversight.
Maritime transport is the transport of people (passengers) or goods (cargo) by water.
Materiel, more commonly matériel in US English and also listed as the only spelling in some UK dictionaries (both pronounced, from French matériel meaning equipment or hardware), refers to military technology and supplies in military and commercial supply chain management.
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The Merchant Navy is the maritime register of the United Kingdom, and comprises the seagoing commercial interests of UK-registered ships and their crews.
The Middle Easttranslit-std; translit; Orta Şərq; Central Kurdish: ڕۆژھەڵاتی ناوین, Rojhelatî Nawîn; Moyen-Orient; translit; translit; translit; Rojhilata Navîn; translit; Bariga Dhexe; Orta Doğu; translit is a transcontinental region centered on Western Asia, Turkey (both Asian and European), and Egypt (which is mostly in North Africa).
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A military or armed force is a professional organization formally authorized by a sovereign state to use lethal or deadly force and weapons to support the interests of the state.
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Erika was the name of a tanker built in 1975 and last chartered by Total-Fina-Elf.
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Natural rubber, also called India rubber or caoutchouc, as initially produced, consists of polymers of the organic compound isoprene, with minor impurities of other organic compounds, plus water.
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A body of water, such as a river, canal or lake, is navigable if it is deep, wide and slow enough for a vessel to pass or walk.
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A navy or maritime force is the branch of a nation's armed forces principally designated for naval and amphibious warfare; namely, lake-borne, riverine, littoral, or ocean-borne combat operations and related functions.
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New York Harbor, part of the Port of New York and New Jersey, is at the mouth of the Hudson River where it empties into New York Bay and into the Atlantic Ocean at the East Coast of the United States.
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North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere; it is also considered by some to be a northern subcontinent of the Americas.
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An ocean (the sea of classical antiquity) is a body of saline water that composes much of a planet's hydrosphere.
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An ocean liner is a passenger ship primarily used as a form of transportation across seas or oceans.
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An oil is any nonpolar chemical substance that is a viscous liquid at ambient temperatures and is both hydrophobic (does not mix with water, literally "water fearing") and lipophilic (mixes with other oils, literally "fat loving").
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An oil spill is the release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment, especially the marine ecosystem, due to human activity, and is a form of pollution.
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An oil tanker, also known as a petroleum tanker, is a ship designed for the bulk transport of oil or its products.
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A passenger (also abbreviated as pax) is a person who travels in a vehicle but bears little or no responsibility for the tasks required for that vehicle to arrive at its destination or otherwise operate the vehicle.
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Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface.
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Pipeline transport is the transportation of goods or material through a pipe.
The Prestige oil spill was an oil spill in Galicia, Spain, caused by the sinking of the 26 year old structurally deficient oil tanker MV Prestige in November 2002, carrying 77,000 tonnes of heavy fuel oil.
A railroad car or railcar (American and Canadian English), railway wagon or railway carriage (British English and UIC), also called a train car or train wagon, is a vehicle used for the carrying of cargo or passengers on a rail transport system (a railroad/railway).
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A reef is a bar of rock, sand, coral or similar material, lying beneath the surface of water.
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A riverboat casino is a type of casino on a riverboat found in several states in the United States with frontage on the Mississippi River and its tributaries, or along the Gulf Coast.
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Roll-on/roll-off (RORO or ro-ro) ships are vessels designed to carry wheeled cargo, such as cars, trucks, semi-trailer trucks, trailers, and railroad cars, that are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels or using a platform vehicle, such as a self-propelled modular transporter.
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The Saint Lawrence Seaway (la Voie Maritime du Saint-Laurent) is a system of locks, canals, and channels in Canada and the United States that permits oceangoing vessels to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes of North America, as far inland as the western end of Lake Superior.
Seawise Giant, later Happy Giant, Jahre Viking, Knock Nevis, Oppama, and finally Mont, was a ULCC supertanker that was the longest ship ever built.
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A ship is a large watercraft that travels the world's oceans and other sufficiently deep waterways, carrying passengers or goods, or in support of specialized missions, such as defense, research and fishing.
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A ship prefix is a combination of letters, usually abbreviations, used in front of the name of a civilian or naval ship.
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Styrene, also known as ethenylbenzene, vinylbenzene, and phenylethene, is an organic compound with the chemical formula C6H5CH.
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A submarine (or simply sub) is a watercraft capable of independent operation underwater.
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Tin is a chemical element with the symbol Sn (from stannum) and atomic number 50.
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Tonnage is a measure of the cargo-carrying capacity of a ship.
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Trade involves the transfer of goods or services from one person or entity to another, often in exchange for money.
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A train ferry is a ship (ferry) designed to carry railway vehicles.
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A boat or ship engaged in the tramp trade is one which does not have a fixed schedule or published ports of call.
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Transport in Liberia consist of railways, highways, seaports and airports.
Transport in Panama is fairly well developed.
A truck or lorry is a motor vehicle designed to transport cargo.
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A tug (tugboat or towboat) is a type of vessel that maneuvers other vessels by pushing or pulling them either by direct contact or by means of a tow line.
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The UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport (RMT) an annual publication that has been published since 1968 by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the country's seven uniformed services.
The United States Merchant Marine refers to either United States civilian mariners, or to U.S. civilian and federally owned merchant vessels.
The United States Virgin Islands (USVI; also called the American Virgin Islands), officially the Virgin Islands of the United States, is a group of islands in the Caribbean that is an insular area of the United States located east of Puerto Rico.
Vegetable oils, or vegetable fats, are fats extracted from seeds, or less often, from other parts of fruits.
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A warship is a naval ship that is built and primarily intended for naval warfare.
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Watercraft or marine vessel are water-borne vehicles including ships, boats, hovercraft and submarines.
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A waterway is any navigable body of water.
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A whaleback was a type of cargo steamship of unusual design, with a hull that continuously curved above the waterline from vertical to horizontal.
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Wheat is a grass widely cultivated for its seed, a cereal grain which is a worldwide staple food.
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Wine is an alcoholic beverage made from grapes fermented without the addition of sugars, acids, enzymes, water, or other nutrients.
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