Shipping Agent
Permanent representative of a shipping company of a port, carrying out its business at the port, representing the ship owners or freighters.
Specific place on the quay, pier or jetty, where a ship may anchor or be tied.
Indivual or company which owns ships.
Set of wheels which supports and transports containers, or any other type of cargo, which does not have its own driving power and is normally towed by a truck.
Port Authority
A legislative body which operates, maintains and develops an establishment through which the logistics technicians can move cargo in the most efficient manner.
A vessel, with or without a motor, used to transport different types of cargo (sand, mud). If it does not have its own driving power, it may be towed.
Mooring bollard
Vertical post, normally made of iron, fitted in the quay or jetty (or on the deck of the ship) to hold the cables and used to tie the ship.
Structure onto which the ship moors in order to carry out the embarkation and disembarkation of passengers or goods.
Depth of a ship below the water line, measured vertically to the lowest portion of the hull, propeller or other points of reference.
Bulk cargo
Cargo which, due to its uniform characteristics is not capable of being counted in units and is not in a packed form.
Container cargo
Cargo which is conventionally packed in ISO containers.
Transit cargo
Cargo which remains on the ship at a port of call or stop, waiting its final destination.
General or conventional cargo
General cargo which is conventionally packed in separate units (eg. Boxes) which may later be loaded into containers.
Break bulk cargo
Cargo which is loose, packed (or not)