Cargo Categories

The information about Cargo procedures are categorised under a number of headings. Details of the types of information included within the structured categories is available below.

Breakbulk Facilities

  • Details of facilities for breakbulk vessels, including berths, length of quay, depth alongside, maximum deadweight, LOA and draft (indicating salt or fresh water) at low water for each berth
  • Cargoes handled at each berth
  • Berth equipment and specialist cranes
  • Cargoes intended to be covered by this heading are brealkbulk packages, project cargoes, neobulk cargoes such as reefer, ro-ro, forest products and steel, cargo in bags, boxes, crates, drums or bales

Bulk Facilities

  • Details of facilities for bulk vessels, including berths, length of quay, depth alongside, maximum deadweight, LOA and draft (indicating salt or fresh water) at Low Water for each berth
  • Cargoes handled at each berth
  • Berth equipment, maximum height of discharging gear above High Water Level, and maximum loading/discharge rates
  • Cargoes intended to be covered by this heading are grain, metals and ores, coal, fertilisers, sulphurs, copra, etc.

Cargo Gear

  • Whether load/discharge effected by shore gear or by ship’s gear, and details of any special cargo equipment, e.g. heavy-lift cranes

Cargo Handling Facilities

  • Details of cargo handling facilities including name of operator, cargo handling equipment such as conveyors and forklifts, and types of cargo handled, cargo handling rates and any handling restrictions

Cargo Operations

  • Pre-loading and pre-discharging checklists loading plan, loading rate, manning requirements during cargo operations, emergency shutdown procedures, cargo/ullage reports, completion of loading, requirements for cessation of charging, inert gas system, tank venting

Container Facilities

  • Details of facilities for container vessels, including berths, length of quay, depth alongside, maximum deadweight, LOA and draft (indicating salt or fresh water) at Low Water for each berth
  • Detailed information on types of cranes available for container handling, e.g. gantry, Panamax and Post Panamax, and sizes; cargo handling equipment, reefer points, container freight station

Cranes

  • Type, safe working loads and numbers of shore cranes available at berths for cargo handling
  • Details of heavy-lift cranes ashore or afloat, with lifting capacities
  • Details of berths where vessel’s own gear must be used

Hoses

  • Details concerning connection and disconnection of hoses and hose sizes

LNG Facilities

  • Details of facilities specially equipped for handling LNG cargoes, including berths, length of quay, depth alongside, maximum deadweight, LOA and draft (indicating salt or fresh water) at low water for each berth
  • Diameter of lines and average load/discharge rates
  • Prevailing wind on berth
  • Whether special moorings required
  • Whether shore gangways are available

LPG Facilities

  • Details of facilities specially equipped for handling LPG cargoes, including berths, length of quay, depth alongside, maximum deadweight, LOA and draft (indicating salt or fresh water) at low water for each berth
  • Diameter of lines and average load/discharge rates
  • Prevailing wind on berth
  • Whether special moorings required
  • Whether shore gangways are available

Other Facilities

  • Details of facilities specially equipped for handling Ro-Ro cargoes or cargoes not covered by other sections, including berths, length of quay, depth alongside, maximum deadweight, LOA and draft (indicating salt or fresh water) at Low Water for each berth

Passenger Facilities

  • Details of facilities for cruise vessels, including berths, length of quay, depth alongside, maximum deadweight, LOA and draft (indicating salt or fresh water) at Low Water for each berth
  • Facilities for passengers

Stevedores

  • Any particular ETA advice required in order to arrange gangs
  • Details of main commodities and average load or discharge rates
  • Whether load/discharge is by shore equipment or by ship’s own gear
  • Whether stevedores or crew are normally responsible for lashing
  • Normal working hours for general and bulk cargoes, also hours that overtime is possible
  • List of stevedore operators and contact addresses

 

Tanker Facilities

  • Details of facilities specially equipped for handling tankers, including berths, length of quay, depth alongside, maximum deadweight, LOA and draft (indicating salt or fresh water) at Low Water for each berth
  • Diameter of lines and average load/discharge rates
  • Inert Gas System (IGS) requirements, vapour return line availability
  • Prevailing wind on berth
  • Whether special moorings required
  • Availability of shore gangways, shore steam, facilities to combat oil spills and if so, equipment available
  • Ship-to-ship transfer facilities. Slop (residue) discharge facilities, capacities, and maximum receiving rate
  • SG, API and temperatures of local types of oil (loading ports only)