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Illustrated Dictionary of Cargo Handling gives readers a visual idea of all elements of maritime transport which relate to the handling and movement of cargo.
This is particularly for the benefit of shore-based personnel who often do not get the opportunity to see at first-hand how the cargoes they are working on are handled and moved.
The book covers:-
Captions also provide information on anything else relevant in the photo, where, for example, the term being illustrated has been photographed surrounded by other equipment. Illustrations are positioned as close to the main term which they are illustrating, and are numbered fig. 1 and up to make them easy to find where several terms are covered by the same illustration.
The book is intended to provide readers with explanations and images relating to the visual elements of cargo handling, so as to provide them with an understanding of the types of ships and equipment that may be required when handling and moving different types of cargo.