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Welcome to the Braemar Shipping Services Glossary. This contains terminology used in the shipping industry.

OBOOil/Bulk/Ore carrier (see Combination carrier).
OBOOre/Bulk/Oil carrier. See Combined Carrier.
Oil tankerTanker carrying crude oil or refined oil products.
OPA-90The US Oil Pollution Act of 1990. Federal law imposing regulations on shipowners trading in US waters.

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AMEG: Middle East Gulf
USAC: US Atlantic Coast
USG: US Gulf
WAF: West Africa
TCE: Time Charter Equivalent
WS: Worldscale
TEU: Twenty Foot Equivalent Units