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Due to the fact that more and more goods are carried in containers packed
by the shippers, expertise on the loading, stowage, securing, lashing and carrying
of non-unitised cargoes is diminishing. This section will therefore provide
some basic advice on the handling of certain types of cargoes not carried in
a sub-section also deals with containers.
If a cargo is to be loaded on which there is no or very little information available, the Master and his/her officer should seek written advice from the shippers on the proper stowage, securing, lashing and carrying. In case of doubt, the Master and his/her officers should not hesitate to contact the local P&I correspondent.