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South Arm Rd

D Berth

South Arm Rd

Cape Town

8000

Western Cape

South Africa

-33.906918

18.426693

Stevedores

A stevedore is a term used for a person or company that loads and unloads cargo from a vessel. The word stevedore was first used in Portugal or Spain but later became part of the English language after it was used by sailors.
 
The art of loading and unloading of a ship requires a particular skill. This is due to the technical knowledge one would need in order to handle the cargo in its proper manner. Knowledge of lifting and stowing techniques as well as the proper handling of hazardous materials is vital for a stevedore to understand. In addition, workers must be physically strong and be able to work within a plan.
 
Before containers were used in transporting goods, the men who loaded and unloaded ships used to tie down the cargo with rope. They used a stopper knot which is called the stevedore knot. Even the method of tying up the goods is referred to as stevedore lashing or stevedore knotting.
 
Today, the majority of cargo is transported in containers via rail, trucks, and other ships. They are also loaded and offloaded using cranes. Hence, all personnel involved in this process including the people who track, manage, and store the containers are likely to be considered as stevedores, or the more popular term, the longshoremen.
 
Due to the fact the stevedore works outdoors in different weather conditions, he would wear a particular type of stevedore's cap or stevedore's hat. This head covering has a snug fit which keeps the person warm and can easily be stowed in a pocket.
 
For more information about finding stevedores, visit the Yellowpages website.

Stevedores

A stevedore is a term used for a person or company that loads and unloads cargo from a vessel. The word stevedore was first used in Portugal or Spain but later became part of the English language after it was used by sailors.
 
The art of loading and unloading of a ship requires a particular skill. This is due to the technical knowledge one would need in order to handle the cargo in its proper manner. Knowledge of lifting and stowing techniques as well as the proper handling of hazardous materials is vital for a stevedore to understand. In addition, workers must be physically strong and be able to work within a plan.
 
Before containers were used in transporting goods, the men who loaded and unloaded ships used to tie down the cargo with rope. They used a stopper knot which is called the stevedore knot. Even the method of tying up the goods is referred to as stevedore lashing or stevedore knotting.
 
Today, the majority of cargo is transported in containers via rail, trucks, and other ships. They are also loaded and offloaded using cranes. Hence, all personnel involved in this process including the people who track, manage, and store the containers are likely to be considered as stevedores, or the more popular term, the longshoremen.
 
Due to the fact the stevedore works outdoors in different weather conditions, he would wear a particular type of stevedore's cap or stevedore's hat. This head covering has a snug fit which keeps the person warm and can easily be stowed in a pocket.
 
For more information about finding stevedores, visit the Yellowpages website.

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