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

ReeferRefrigerated Cargo Vessel i.e. a vessel that has cargo holds that are refrigerated. Typically such vessels carry fruit, meat or fish, have multiple or tween decks and are adapted for palletised cargo. Reefers tend to be faster than the average cargo ve
Ro-RoAn abbreviation for roll-on roll-off, describing vessels where vehicles drive onto and off the vessels.

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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