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Q. What do you understand by the term ‘stowage factor’?

A. Stowage factor is the volume occupied by unit weight and expressed in either ft3/ton, or m3/ton. (No account is taken of broken stowage).


Q. What is ‘broken stowage’?

A. Unfilled spaces between cargo packages is termed ‘broken stowage’. It tends to be the greatest amongst assorted sizes of large cases where the stow is at the turn of the bilge or where the vessel fines off, in the fore and aft regions.


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