## What is the unit for stowage factor?

cubic metres per ton

The stowage factor takes account of the design and shape of the cargo package and the need to employ dunnage or other special stowage provision. Stowage factor is expressed as a number of cubic metres per ton (m3/t) or cubit feet (cuft/t).

## What is stowage factor on ship?

In shipping, the stowage factor indicates how many cubic metres of space one tonne (or cubic feet of space one long ton) of a particular type of cargo occupies in a hold of a cargo ship.

**How is stowage factor related to the volume of the hold?**

The stowage factor (SF) indicates the number of cubic meters (or cubic feet) of space occupied by a given type of cargo in a cargo ship’s hold. The stowage factor is calculated: one large ton or 2240 pounds multiplied by volume in cubic feet. The result is divided by the weight of the load in pounds.

**What is broken stowage factor?**

Broken Stowage: Space lost between boxes, between vehicles, around obstructions and over (above) cargo/vehicles due to irregular shapes/configuration, separation requirements and fire lanes. Broken Stowage Factor: The difference between 100% and the broken stowage loss, expressed in terms of a percentage.

### What is stowage factor and broken stowage?

Broken stowage is space lost because of the shape of the cargo and/or particular requirements in regard to stowing it in the cargo holds. The stowage factor of any cargo is the volume which a certain amount in weight of that cargo occupies.

### What is the tonnage of a ship?

tonnage, in shipping, the total number of tons registered or carried or the total carrying capacity. Gross tonnage is calculated from the formula GT = K1V, where V is the volume of a ship’s enclosed spaces in cubic metres and K1 is a constant calculated by K1 = 0.2 + 0.02 log10 V.

**Why does Imsbc code replace BC?**

The primary aim of the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code, which replaces the Code of Safe Practice for Solid Bulk Cargoes (BC Code), is to facilitate the safe stowage and shipment of solid bulk cargoes by providing information on the dangers associated with the shipment of certain types of solid …

**What is the difference between the stowage factor and broken stowage and their uses in shipping?**

## How to calculate net stowage factor of cargo?

The net stowage factor of the cargo is calculated by dividing the cargo volume by the cargo mass. Net stowage factor of the cargo = 440 m³ / 200 t = 2.2 m³/t. This means that, if the load is packed with no wasted space, a volume of 2.2 m³ would be required for every metric ton of cargo.

## What is the stowage factor (SF)?

The stowage factor (SF) indicates the number of cubic meters (or cubic feet) of space occupied by a given type of cargo in a cargo ship’s hold.

**How do you calculate the stowage of a consignment?**

Assuming that a consignment of 200 metric tons is to be loaded: The volume of the items is calculated to be 440 m³. The net stowage factor of the cargo is calculated by dividing the cargo volume by the cargo mass. Net stowage factor of the cargo = 440 m³ / 200 t = 2.2 m³/t.

**What are the standard stowage positions for containers?**

Most cargo securing manual provide a guideline for different container types. These stow positions of 20 feet,40 feet, or 45 feet are also incorporated in a ship-specific stowage planning software and highlight errors if any violations occur…… Irregular Stowage of Containers