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Carbon neutral fuel

energy

Carbon-neutral fuel is energy fuel or energy systems which have no net greenhouse gas emissions or carbon footprint.

Carbon offset

energy

A carbon offset is a reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases made in order to compensate for emissions made elsewhere.

Carbon price

energy

A cost applied to carbon pollution to encourage polluters to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases they emit into the atmosphere:

Carbon sequestration

energy

The process of capturing and storing atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Carbon tracker

energy

Carbon Tracker is a London-based not-for-profit think tank researching the impact of climate change on financial markets.

Carburetor

energy

A carburettor is a device that mixes air and fuel for internal combustion engines in an appropriate air–fuel ratio for combustion.

Cardan shaft

marine

A mechanical arrangement which provides flexibility in the alignment of a driving and driven shaft, i.e. a flexible coupling.

Cardinal points

marine

The four main points of the compass: north, east, south and west.

Cargo

marine

The freight carried by a ship.

Cargo access/transfer system

marine

Cargo access equipment such as stern ramps, side ports, bow doors, etc. See also Ro-ro cargo handling gear.

Cargo area

marine

The part of the ship that contains cargo holds, cargo tanks, slop tanks and cargo pump-rooms including pump rooms, cofferdams, ballast and void spaces adjacent to cargo tanks and also deck area...

Cargo containment system of gas carrier

marine

The arrangement for containment of cargo including, where fitted, a primary andsecondary barrier, associated insulation and any intervening spaces, and adjacent structure if necessary for the support of these elements.

Cargo control room

marine

A space used for the control of cargo handling operations.

Cargo cranes

marine

Shipboard cranes of various types and capacities are still required for multi-purpose cargo vessels, geared bulk carriers, feeders, reefers, heavy lift vessels and some forest product carriers.

Cargo handling equipment

marine

Equipment used for loading/discharging operations: e.g. cargo cranes, side-loading system with conveyors, sideshifters, elevators, belt conveyors, ro-ro cargo handling gearand cargo pumping systems.

Cargo handling equipment of a typical 138,000m3 LNG tanker

marine

The ship has four membrane type cargo tanks. A tripod mast is built inside each tank with the filling line and two 1700 m3/h electric, submersible pumps attached. Complete discharge can be done within 12 hours...

Cargo handling equipment on a VLGC

marine

A Very Large Gas Carrier has normally the capacity to load about 80,000m3 of LPG. In order for the gas carrier to safely load, unload and carry liquefied gases a set of systems and equipment installations are required:

Cargo handling spaces

marine

Pump rooms and other enclosed spaces which contain cargo handling equipment and similar spaces for cargo handling.

Cargo hatch

marine

A general term applied to any deck opening leading to the cargo holds.

Cargo list

marine

A record of the goods accepted for loading on one vessel.

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