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A Guide to Handling Bulk Cargo

A Guide to Handling Bulk Cargo

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A Guide to Handling Bulk Cargo
A Guide to Handling Bulk Cargo

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Published by: offshore60 on Mar 24, 2014
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A Guide ToHandling Bulk Cargo
Since its inception in 1958, Ceres has gone beyond the usualexpectations from the customary perspective of how astevedoring and terminal operator should perform. For overfifty years, Ceres has developed and implemented successfulstevedoring and terminal operating principles and systems tomeet the growing requirements of our customers.The Ceres Corporate Quality Control Policy drives each of ouractions and activities in all of our operations. Ceres’ team ofsenior managers and skilled longshore workforce implementthese quality processes and procedures at every port locationto keep productivity high, expedite vessel turnaround and ensurethat cargo handling is safe and secure.The Ceres Guide to Handling Bulk Cargo clearly presents our pro-cedural guidelines to employees, labor andcustomers. We want everyone involved tounderstand the importance of the necessarysteps that are needed to correctly handlebulk cargo. From accountability, planningand operations set-up to labor, discharging/ loading cargo and troubleshooting, process-es must be strictly followed and safety mustalways be our first priority. Ceres is at your service to accommodateevery customer’s bulk cargo handling requirement. Be assuredthat through the Ceres Quality Assurance Processes, bulk cargois safe and secure. Ceres treats it with the utmost care and in themost efficient manner.
Ceres has a policy of continuous improvement of its services and reserves the right to make changes to procedures and policies without notice.
Table of Contents
4Quality Policy5Introduction/Accountability6Bulk Carrier Types & Operations8Surveys & Stowage10Sea & Air Draft12Ballasting 13National Cargo Bureau & IMO13Line Handling 14Stability15Trim & List of Vessel16Loading & Unloading Best Practices18Weight & Measurement Tonnages19Operational Safety:Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)20Protecting the Environment

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