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coaster

Overview page. Subjects: Business and Management — Maritime History.

Generic term for small merchant ships, such as the collier and the tramp, which traded around the coasts of the British Isles during the late 19th–early 20th centuries. They still do so but...

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dead freight

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Business and Management.

*Freight charges incurred by a shipper for space reserved but not used.

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freight

Overview page. Subjects: Business and Management — Maritime History.

1. The transport of goods by sea (sea freight) or air (air freight).

2. The goods so transported.

3. The cost of shipping goods for...

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Lloyd's Register

Overview page. Subjects: Business and Management — Maritime History.

A society formed (as Lloyd's Register of Shipping) in Lloyd's coffee house, London, in 1760 to inspect and classify all ocean-going vessels in excess of 100 tons. Ships are still...

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shipbroker

Overview page. Subjects: Business and Management — Maritime History.

An agent who acts for the owners or charterers of a ship in securing cargoes, clearances, and any other business, including insurance, connected with merchant shipping. He also negotiates...

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shipping conference

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Business and Management.

An association of shipowners whose liners ply the same routes. They combine to fix freight rates, passenger rates, and terms of contracts. Not all liners belong to conferences; those that...

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Trinity House

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Business and Management.

A UK corporation granted its first charter in 1514. It is responsible for lighthouses, aids to navigation maintained by local harbours, and dealing with wrecks that present a hazard to...

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