Horsepower (hp). The power developed by engines was expressed in “brake horse power”. Power is now measured in watts (W). The multiple for ships’ engines is in kilowatts (kW). 1 kW = 1.34 hp.


Hague Rules. (See Appendix IX for text of the Hague Rules and Hague-Visby Rules amendments as implemented by the United Kingdom Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1971.)

Holiday. When cargo operations are suspended on a day that is usually used for public rest and/or recreation the charterparty clause normally makes it clear whether laytime is to count or not.

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