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Saturday, October 04, 2008

Stowage Factor Explained


Seems that many folks have being asking what exactly is stowage factor, so here goes


Stowage Factor refers to the ratio of weight to stowage space required under normal conditions.


The number indicates how many cubic meters one metric ton of a particular type of cargo occupies in a hold, taking account of unavoidable stowage losses in the means of transport.
The stowage factor of a cargo may vary, since it depends on the packaging and  the nature  of the cargo.Where bale goods are concerned, an important parameter is whether they are transported compressed or uncompressed,
Other goods have stowage factors which vary depending on the degree to which they have been processed.


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DV Rao said...

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