NCB Grain Booklet – Online

General Information for Grain Loading Booklet

The content of the present booklet on proper loading of grain intended for marine transportation was prepared by the specialists of the National Cargo Bureau with the aim of facilitating the grain loading in bulk in American ports by providing all required information on the relevant regulatory framework; it also gives some general technical information, such as the grain data and associated stability calculation together with the stowage arrangements etc.

The volume includes a brief information about IMO and principles and limitations outlined in the Grain Rules. Requirements covering the heeling moments and stowage factor, trimming and leveling, document of authorization, angle of flooding, lashing and strapping, and many other factors are discussed. Other chapters include addressing the loading preparation of the vessel for grain loading, trim and stability problems, different methods of securing, necessary precautions to be taken, allowance tables, standard bushel weights etc.



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