Glossary
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Glossary
Barge
Beaufort
Beam         
A vessel with a flat bottom used in rivers and canals.
The breath of a vessel at its widest part.
Scale (1 to 12) of wind forces and sea disturbance.
A place within a port where the vessel is to load and
discharge.
Beneficiary
Berth
A person or entity receiving a benefit or advantage from
an insurance.
Bill of lading
BIMCO
A shipping document containing a description of the goods
that are to be shipped.
The front end of a ship’s bow.
The Baltic & International Maritime Council headquartered in
Bow thruster
Bow
Small propeller used to provide transverse movement for better
maneuverability of ships.
Bulkhead
intention of demolition.
Break-up voyage
Wall foundations built into the sea to break the force of waves
and protect a port from heavy weather.
Breakwater
Single deck ship designed to carry homogenous unpacked
Bulk carrier
Separation between compartments in a ship in a transverse or
longitudinal way.
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