Glossary

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Pallet

Loading platform designed for handling by fork-lift truck.

Pilot

Professional who advises the ship’s captain during the vessel’s inbound and outbound port movements.

Pilot Launch

The pilots’ own dedicated vessel and living quarters.

Portside

The left-hand side of the vessel when the vessel is moving forward (opposite of starboard).

Pre- and Post-Carriage

Overland transportation to convey goods from their point of origin to the seaport and from the seaport to their point of destination.

Principal Underwriter

Leading insurer in a co-insurance syndicate, who negotiates the contract, determines the risks to be covered, draws up the policy and collects the premiums.