What is Cargo handling preparation for Car Carrier ?

CARGO-HANDLING PREPARATIONS

In order to perform safe and complete cargo handling and transportation of vehicles, it is essential that adequate cargo-handling preparations be made for the following items.

Hold preparation (job under the ship’s charge)

Dust and rust chips that can damage vehicles in the hold, should be removed, safety signs should be erected and other safety precautions taken.

Hold Cleaning

The inside of the hold should be thoroughly cleaned of moisture, salt, dust, rust chips and cargo particles left from the previous voyage.

cc 1

cc 4 cc 5 cc 7 cc 8 cc 9

Accumulation of rust on car deck

Maintenance of hold interior

Maintenance should be performed so that rust and salt water is prevented from falling onto the vehicles. The hatch covers should be checked fro water-tightness.

cc 2

Rust on the under side of the car deck

Safety signs at dangerous places on the ship

Dangerous places such as the opening between the corrugated bulkhead and the car deck, and objects suspended overhead should be indicated by a black and yellow stripped rope or chain, as a safety precaution.

   Safety signs

Protection against structures in the hold

Places where there is possible danger of vehicles contacting parts of the ship’s structure should be installed with protectors and warning signs should be positioned.

cc 3

Protectors for ship structures

Slip prevention on ramp

Slip prevention measures should be taken for the shore ramp, the inner ramps and the car deck near the ramp.

Welding of steel strips on car deck

Indication of deck number and deck height

The deck number and the height clearance of each deck (pontoon location number of each pontoon deck) should be indicated in a conspicuous place.

Height clearance to be indicated

Installation of liftable decks

Ships having liftable decks should have the decks installed after they have been adjusted to the heights of the vehicles.

Preparation of cargo-handling materials and the maintenance of cargo-handling equipment

Cargo handling materials such as lashing materials, dunnage, booster cables and wheel blocks should be prepared, In addition, cargo-handling equipment such as lift cars, moveable lamps, hydraulic devices, elevators, cranes and shore ramp lifting wire should be serviced. 

Preparation of cargo-handling materials and the maintenance of cargo-handling equipment

Cargo handling materials such as lashing materials, dunnage, booster cables and wheel blocks should be prepared. In addition, cargo-handling equipments such as lift cars, moveable lamps, hydraulic devices, elevators, cranes and shore ramp lifting wire should be serviced.

Environmental control provisions

The ventilation and illumination equipment should be adequately operated and the cargo space should be cleared of ship equipment so that the inside of the hold is a work area that is as safe and comfortable as possible.

Vehicle route signs

Vehicle route signs should be put in the hold so that collisions and near –collisions can be avoided.

Worker and vehicle fall prevention

Measures should be taken at the following places so that workers and vehicles are prevented from falling.

  • Shore-ramp gates over two levels
  • Vicinity of liftable decks that are partially open
  • Gates that are opened for greater ventilation effect
  • Places where pontoon decks are not partially installed
  • Vicinity of elevator entrances

 

Fire prevention measures

Fire extinguishing devices should be provided in accordance with the relevant regulations and “NO SMOKING” signs should also be positioned.

Allowable load markings

The following allowable loads should be marked at conspicuous place.

  • Pcc — Allowable load of shore ramp
  • Lift ships — Allowable load of derricks and cranes
  • Elevator ships — Size and lifting capacity of car lift

Leave a Comment

From Marine Enclyopedia to MARINE GYAAN ACADEMY in Lucknow - Preparing YOUTH to become SEAFARERS ( for IMU-CET and various courses) From Marine Enclyopedia to MARINE GYAAN ACADEMY in Lucknow - Preparing YOUTH to become SEAFARERS ( for IMU-CET and various courses) From Marine Enclyopedia to MARINE GYAAN ACADEMY in Lucknow - Preparing YOUTH to become SEAFARERS ( for IMU-CET and various courses) From Marine Enclyopedia to MARINE GYAAN ACADEMY in Lucknow - Preparing YOUTH to become SEAFARERS ( for IMU-CET and various courses)