• English

Index

 Code of Uniform Standards and Procedures for the Performance of DRAUGHT SURVEYS of Coal Cargoes

  Under the auspices of the then UNECE Working Party on Coal, the above Code was elaborated by experts from major coal exporting and importing countries. The Code was completed in October 1991.
The Code was adopted by the UNECE Working Party on Coal at its session in October 1991 (ENERGY/WP.1/2, paragraph 42) and endorsed by the UNECE Committee on Energy at its annual session in November 1991 (ECE/ENERGY/18, paragraph 23 (e)). It was agreed that the maintainance and application of the Code was to be monitored by the former ECE Meeting of Experts on Coal Trade, Statistics and Transport, in cooperation with other interested international organizations.

For over a century draught surveys have been accepted as an accurate and convenient means of establishing the weight of bulk cargoes. They have been the basis for the preparation of bills of lading and assessing various charges and port fees. The basic principle upon which the draught survey methodology is based is over 2,200 years old tracing back to Archimedes' Law of Buoyancy. The application of this law of physics to ships was further refined by formulas developed by European naval architects in the nineteenth century. While this principle is the basis for the work of draught surveyors throughout the world, the procedures by which they are applied vary considerably from country to country and even from port to port. The purpose of this Code is to make these procedures reasonably uniform. It is further designed to provide a professional standard for the work of the draught surveyor.

The full version of the UNECE Draught Survey Code is available below as a PDF file (approx 8 MB) to download or view online. Please select the language of your choice: 

Document Title

Document Number

Download

UNECE Draught Survey Code

ECE/ENERGY/19

[PDF]
[PDF]
[PDF]

If you wish a hard copy of the Code to be mailed to you, please send an e-mail, indicating which language you wish to receive the Code in, to: info.energy@unece.org

The following link provides useful additional information on the UNECE Draught Survey Code:

Windows XP and Mac OS X fully compatible downloads of the Code are available at: unece-draughtsurvey.ath.cx/downloads.php

International Classification of Hard Coals by Type

The full version of the UNECE International Classification of Hard Coals is available below as a PDF file (approx 4.7 MB) to download or view online. Please select the language of your choice:

Document Title

Document Number

Download

International Classification of Hard Coals by Type

ECE/247
ECE/COAL/110

[PDF/PDF/
PDF
]

If you wish a hard copy of the International Classification of Hard Coals to be mailed to you, please send an e-mail, indicating which language you wish to receive the Codification System in, to: info.energy@unece.org

International Codification System for Medium and High Rank Coals

The full version of the UNECE International Codification System for Medium and High Rank Coals is available below as a PDF file (approx 1 MB) to download or view online. Please select the language of your choice:

Document Title

Document Number

Download

International Codification System for Medium and High Rank Coals

ECE/COAL/115

[PDF]
[PDF]
[PDF]

If you wish a hard copy of the International Codification System to be mailed to you, please send an e-mail, indicating which language you wish to receive the Codification System in, to: info.energy@unece.org

Low Rank Coal Utilization - International Codification System

The full version of the UNECE Low Rank Coal Utilization is available below as a PDF file (approx  3 MB) to download or view online. Please select the language of your choice:

Document Title

Document Number

Download

Low Rank Coal Utilization

ECE/ENERGY/50

[PDF/PDF
/PDF
]

If you wish a hard copy of the Low Rank Coal Utilization to be mailed to you, please send an e-mail to: info.energy@unece.org

International Classification of In-Seam Coals

The full version of the UNECE International Classification of In-Seam Coals is available below as a PDF file (approx 3 MB) to download or view online. Please select the language of your choice:

Document Title

Document Number

Download

International Classification of In-Seam Coals

ENERGY/1998/19

[PDF/PDF
/PDF
]

If you wish a hard copy of the International Classification of In-Seam Coals to be mailed to you, please send an e-mail, indicating which language you wish to receive the Codification System in, to: info.energy@unece.org