TN202011 - Cargo handling and stowage


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 6 hours C

Course content

International conventions, codes and standards regulating carriage of goods at sea

Trim and stability calculations

Dry bulk

Liquid bulk: oil, chemicals and gas

Carriage of break bulk and cargo units

Cargo planning

Learning outcome

have thorough knowledge of loading, discharging and handling of cargo pursuant to STCW Chapter II/1 and II/2 and STCW Code A-II/1 function Cargo Handling and Stowage at the operational level and A-II/2 function Cargo Handling and Stowage at management level

have thorough knowledge of relevant national and international rules and regulations regarding to loading, discharging, handling and stowage of cargo

have knowledge cargo transport at sea in a historical perspective, the technological development within the subject area and have knowledge of the social, environmental, safety, ethical, and economical consequences regarding carriage of cargo at sea

be able to update his/her knowledge within the subject area, both through search of literature, contact with the research community and by revision of own work experience

be able to apply international rules, codes and standards regarding the safe handling, stowage, securing and transport of goods at sea

calculate the effect of cargo and cargo operations on the ship´s draft, trim and stability

distribute the cargo to obtain shear forces, bending moments and torsion moments within the relevant limits for the ship

be able to use data based cargo loading program

give an account of requirements regarding stowage and securing of cargo on board ships

describe cargo handling and securing equipment

describe cargo handling operations with emphasise on transport of cargo listed in ¿The Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing¿

on a general level give an account of tankers and operation of tankers

give an account of international rules, codes, standards and recommendations regulating carriage of dangerous cargo at sea

be able to apply the following codes: IMDG Code, IMSBC code, BLU code and Grain code

be aware of the environmental, ethical and economical consequences of carriage of goods at sea, both in a local and global perspective, and have the ability to realise this knowledge through his/her professional career at sea

participate in professional discussions and share his/her knowledge and experiences and contribute to the development of good practice

Learning methods and activities

Lecturing, written exercises and use of databased equipment 

Mandatory assignments:

3 mandatory written exercises

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignments

Further on evaluation

6 hours written exam.
Supporting material allowed on exams:
"Teknisk formelsamling", calculator, one A4 page of self-made notes

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Nautical Studies (353MN)
Nautical Studies (353YV)

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Nautic
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn UTS Written examination 100/100 C 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 C 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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