Definitions for "Stevedores"
Keywords:  liases, cargo, ship, docks, labour
contracted to discharge and/or load cargo for the vessel, not part of the ship's crew. The chief stevedore usually liases with the chief officer regarding the vessel's cargo plan.
Labour management companies that provide equipment and hire workers to transfer cargo between ships and docks. Stevedore companies may also serve as terminal operators. The laborers hired by the stevedoring firms are called stevedores.