Marine loading arm Definition


Marine loading arm:

A marine loading arm, also known as a mechanical loading arm, loading arm, or mla is a device consisting of articulated steel pipes that connect a tankship such as an oil tanker or chemical tanker to a cargo terminal.

genericized trademarks such as chiksan (often misspelled chicksan) are often used to refer to marine loading arms regardless of their manufacturer.

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