Goole, on the River Ouse, in North-Eastern England (See Neap Tides) Stem: Refers to the readiness of cargo and is often a prerequisite to the fixing of a vessel – e.g.: ‘subject stem’ (i.e.: subject to the cargo availability on the required dates of shipment being confirmed). SWL: Safe Working Load: Refers to lifting capacities of cranes or derricks SWAD: Salt Water Arrival Draft: As for brackish water (which see), except that the prevailing water is saline. T/C: Time Charter TIP: Taking Inward Pilot: Signifies a location on arrival at which (but only upon taking aboard the pilot a ship delivers on to her time charter. Of advantage to a time charterer when compared with APS (which see) as, in the event of a suspension of the pilotage service, or of late boarding by a pilot, the risk and expense of delay is that of the shipowner. UU: Unless Used: – Sometimes qualifies terms such as SHEX, signifies that if work is done during an excepted period laytime will count. WCCON: Whether Customs Cleared Or Not WIBON: Whether In Berth Or Not WIFPON: Whether In Free Pratique Or Not WIPON: Whether In Port Or Not: All the last four terms are connected with the question of when the ship can be considered as ‘arrived’ and so present a NOR. In cases when all four apply the abbreviation WWWW is used instead. W/M: Weight or Measure: The method on which liner cargo may be charged WVNS: Within Vessels Natural Segregation: Used for tanker chartering. When accepting a cargo that may consist of different grades or products the amount of each that can be carried will depend upon the ability of the vessel to segregate the grades/products. WWReady: When and Where Ready: Refers to a position where a vessel will be handed over to buyers or will be delivered on to/redelivered off time charter.