What are regulations for stowage and securing of Timber Deck Cargo?

The stowage and cargo securing arrangements for timber deck cargoes should enable a safe yet rational securing of the cargo so that it is satisfactorily prevented from shifting by collapsing, sliding or tipping in any direction, taking into account the acceleration forces the cargo may be subjected to throughout the voyage in the worst sea and weather conditions which may be expected.

Pre-loading operation

  • Prior to loading the vessel, relevant cargo information, as defined in chapter of timber Code, should be provided by the shipper, according to the custom of the trade.

The following information as applicable for each parcel of cargo should be provided by the shipper and collected by the master or his representative:

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