shipping terms


Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading

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A.B.S (American Bureau of Shipping) A.C.P. (Autoridad del Canal de Panama) A/P (Additional Premium) A/S (After Sight) AA (Always Afloat) AA AA (Always Afloat, Always Accessible) AB (Able Seaman) Abaft Abaft the Beam Abandon Abatement ABC (Activity-Based Costing) Abeam ABI (Automated Broker Interface) Aboard Above-water Hull Abroad Absolute Bearing Absorption Acceptance of Goods Accessorial Charges Accessorial Service Account Party/Accountee Accrual Acknowledgement of Receipt ACOL (After Completion of Loading) Acquiescence ACS / ACE (Automated Commercial System) Act of God Act of Man Actual Weight Ad Hoc Charter Ad Valorem Duty Ad Valorem Freight Add-Ons Address Commission ADN Advice of Shipment Advising Bank Advisory Capacity AEO (Authorized Economic Operator) AES (Automated Export System) AFR (Advance Filing Rule) Afternoon Watch AFTKs (Available Freight Tonne Kilometers) Agency Tariff Aggregate Shipment Agreed Valuation Agreed Weight Air Draft Air Freight Forwarder Airfreight Handling Fees Airline Terminal Fee AIS (Automatic Identification System) AIS Base Station All Commodity Rate All In All Risk All Water All-Inclusive Rate Allision Allotment Allowance Aloft Alongside Also Notify Party Alternative Rates Ambient Temperature Amendment Amidship AMS (Automated Manifest System) Anchor Anchor Ball Anchor Buoy Anchor Chain (or Anchor Cable) Anchor Detail Anchor Light Anchor Rode Anchor's Aweigh Anchorage Andrew Annual Bond ANSI (American National Standards Institute) ANSI X-12 Anti–Dumping Duty Any Time AOV (Average Order Value) Apparent Authority Apparent Good Order Apparent Wind Appraisement Appraiser's Stores Apron APS (Arrival Pilot Station) AQ (Any-Quantity) Arbitrary Arbitration Clause Arc of Visibility Armament Arrest Arrival Date Arrival Notice Articles of War AS (Assignment) As fast as the vessel can receive/deliver ASBA (Association of Ship Brokers and Agents) ASN (Advance Shipment Notification/Notice) ASP (Average Selling Price) Asset-Based Third Party Provider Assignment of Proceeds ASYCUDA (Automated System for Customs Data) Asylum Harbour AT (American Terms) ATA (American Trucking Association/Actual Time of Arrival) ATA Carnet (Admission Temporaire/Temporary Admission) ATC/ATUTC (Actual Time to Count/Actual Time Used To Count) ATD (Actual Time of Departure) ATDNSHINC (Any Time Day or Night Sundays & Holidays Included) ATF (Approved Transitional Facility) ATR-Certificate (ATR-Movement Certificate) ATS (All time saved) ATS (Despatch-All time saved) ATSBE (All Time Saved Both Ends) ATSDO (All Time Saved Discharging Only) Audit Avast - Stop Average Average Adjusters Average Hold Time Average Inventory Avoirdupois Pound AWB (Air Waybill) Aweigh Awkward Cargo AWWL (Always Within Institute Warranties Limits) Azimuth Circle Azimuth Compass
B/L or BOL (Bill of Lading) B2B (Business-to-Business) B2C (Business-to-Consumer) BA (Banker's Acceptance) Back and Fill Backhaul BAF (Bunker Adjustment Factor) Baggywrinkle Bale Capacity Ballast Ballast Keel Ballast Tank Bank Guarantee Banyan BAPLIE (BayPlan Including Empties) Bar Bar Pilot Barcode Bareboat Bareboat Charter Barge Barratry Barrelman Barter Base Port Base Rate Basing Point Bay Plan BB (Ballast Bonus) BBB (Before Breaking Bulk) BBL (Barrel) BC (Bulk Carrier) BCO (Beneficial Cargo Owner) BDN (Bunker Delivery Note) BE (Bill of Entry) Beaching Beacon Beam Beam ends Bear Bear down or bear away Bearing Beating Beaufort Scale Before the Mast Belay Belaying Pin Belly Freight Benchmarking Bend Bending-moment Beneficiary Bermudan Rig Berne Gauge Berth Berth (Sleeping) Berth Dues Berth Liner Service Berth Terms Berth (mooring) Best Bower Best Practice BHP (Brake Horsepower) BIA (Business Impact Analysis) Bid Bond BIIB (Business Idea In Brief) Bilge Bilge Keels Bilged on her anchor Bill of Adventure Bill of Exchange Bill of Health Bill of Material Bill of Sale Bill-to Party Billed Weight BIMCO (Baltic and international maritime council) Bimini Top Binder Binnacle Binnacle List BIS (Bureau of Industry and Security) Bitt Bitter End Biz (Business) Blanket Bond Blanket Rate Block Stowage Blue Peter BMPH (Berth Moves Per Hour) Board Board of Commissioners Boat Boat-hook Boatswain (or Bosun) Bobtail BOF (Basic Ocean Freight) Bogie Bolero Bollard Bolster Bond Port Bonded Bonded Goods Bonded Warehouse Bonded Warehouse - Export Bonded Warehouse - Import Booby Hatch Booking Booking Number Boom Boom Vang Booms BOOT (Build-own-operate-transfer) BOT (Balance of Trade) BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) Bottom Air Delivery Bottom Side Rails Bottomry Bow Bow Thruster Bowline Bowsprit Box Box Car Box Rate Boxing the Compass BP (British Petroleum) Brackish Water Brail Breakbulk Breakbulk Cargo Bridge Bridge Deck Bridge Point Bring to Broaching-to Broken Stowage Broker Brokerage Brokerage Licence BTG (Bulk Trading Group) BTN (Brussels Tariff Nomenclature) Buffer Buffer Stock Bulk Cargo / Bulk Freight Bulk Freight Container Bulkhead Bull Rings Bulwark Bumboat Bumpkin or Boomkin Bunker Bunker Charge Bunker Surcharge Bunting Tosser Buntline Buoy Buoyancy Bureau Veritas Buyer's Market BXA (Bureau of Export Administration) By and large
C&E (Communications & Exceptions) Cabotage CAF (Cost, Assurance and Freight ) CAF (Currency Adjustment Factor) CAL (Client Access Licence) Captive Cargo Port Cargo Bay Cargo Declaration Cargo Hatch Cargo Insurance Cargo Manifest Carrier's Certificate Cartage CBL (Carrier bill of Lading) CBM (Cubic Metre) CCL (Container Cleaning Fee) CD or CQD (Customary Despatch or Customary Quick Despatch) Cell Cellular Vessel CFD (Continuous Flow Distribution) CFR (Cost and Freight) CFROI (Cash flow return on investment) CFS (Certificate of free sales) CFS (Consolidated Freight Station) CFS (Container Freight Station) CFS/CFS CFS/CY Channels of Distribution Chargeable Weight Chartering Charterparty/Charter-party Chassis Checker Chock CHOPT (Charterer's Option) CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight) CIP (Carriage and Insurance Paid To) CL (Contract Logistics) Clean On Board Cleaning in Transit Cleat Clerk CLP (Container Load Plan) CLR (Container Load Result) CM (Contribution Margin) CM (Correction Memo) CO (Certificate of Origin) COA (Affreightment, Contract of/Contract of Affreightment) Coaming COC (Carrier-Owned Container) COD (Cash on Delivery) COD (Change of Destination) COFC (Container on Flatcar) COFL (Collapsible Flat Rack Container) COGSA (Carriage of Goods By Sea Act) Combined Transport Bill of Lading Commercial Invoice Commodity Common Carrier Common Point Common Tariff Company Guarantee CON (Congestion Surcharge) Concession Conference Conference Rate Consignee Consignment Consignor Consolidation Consolidator Consular Invoice Container Container Crane Container Number Container Pool Container Seal Container Service Charge Container Terminal Container Vessel Containerization Contraband Contract Carrier Contract Price COPQ (Cost of Poor Quality) Corps of Engineers Countervailable Subsidy CPT (Carriage Paid To) Cross-docking CRP (Continuous Replenishment Program ) CSF (Critical Success Factor) CSS (Customer Satisfaction Survey) CT (Cross Trade) CTC (Critical to Customer) CTL (Constructive Total Loss) CTM (Cargo Transfer Manifest) CTM (Cash to Master) CTPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorist) CTQ (Critical to Quality) CU.FT (Cubic Foot) Customhouse Customs Broker Customs Clearance Customs Entries Customs House Broker Cut-off time (closing time) cwt. (Hundredweight) CY (Container Yard) CY Cut-Off CY/CFS CY/CY Cycle Time
DA (Documents Against Acceptance) DAF (Delivered at Frontier) Daggerboard Daily Running Cost Damage Report Damaged Cargo Report Dangerous Goods Dangerous Goods Declaration DAP (Delivered at Place) DAT (Dangerous Articles Tariff) Data Loggers Date Draft Davy Jones' Locker Day Beacon Dayboard DBA (Doing Business As) DDC (Destination Delivery Charge ) DDP (Delivery Duty Paid) DDU (Delivered Duty Unpaid) Dead Leg Deadeye Deadhead Deadrise Deadweight Cargo Deadweight Ton Deadwood Debit Note Deck Barge Deck Cargo Deck Hand Deck Supervisor Deckhead Decks Declaration of Origin Declared Value for Carriage Deconsolidation Point Deep Tank Deferred Payment Credit Deferred Rebate Deficit Weight Degroupage Delivery Delivery Instructions Delivery Term Demise Charter Demurrage Density Depot DEQ (Delivered Ex Quay) Derrick DES (Delivered Ex Ship) Destination Destination Control Statement Detention Deviation Clause Devil Seam DF (Dead Freight) DGR (Dangerous Goods Requirement) DHC (Terminal Handling Service-Destination) DHQ (Mean Diurnal High Water Inequality) Differential Dimensional Weight Direct Interchange Directional Light Disbursement Discharge Discrepancy Letter of Credit Displacement Displacement Hull Displacement Ton Disrate Distributor Diversion Division DLOSP (Dropping Last Outward Sea Pilot) DLQ (Mean Diurnal Low Water Inequality) DNV (Det Norske Veritas) DOC Cut-Off Dock (noun) Dock (verb) Dockage Docket Doldrums Dolly Dolphin Domestic Carriage Door-to-door DOP (Dropping Outward Pilot) DOT (Department of Transportation) Downhaul DPU (Delivered at Place Unloaded) DR (Dock Receipt) Draft Bank Draft Date Draft Discounted Draft or Draught Draft Sight Draft Time Draft, Clean Drawback Drawee Dray Drayage Dredge (noun) Dredge (verb) Dredging Dressing Down Driver Driver-mast Drop off Charge Dry Bulk Dry Bulk Container Dry Cargo Dry Cargo Container Dry Docking Dry Freight Dry Port Dumping Dunnage Duty Duty Drawback Duty Free Zone DW (Deadweight) DWAT (Deadweight All Told) DWC (Deadweight for cargo) DWCC (Deadweight Cargo Capacity) DWT (Deadweight Tonnage)
IA (Independent Action) IACS (International Association of Classification Societies) IATA (International Air Transport Association) ICB (Inter Company Billing) ICC (International Chamber of Commerce/Interstate Commerce Commission) ICD (Inland Container Depot) Icing ICTF (Intermodal Container Transfer Facility) Idle Time Idlers IE (Immediate Exit) IFF (Institute of Freight Forwarders) IFM (Inward Foreign Manifest) IFO (Intermediate Fuel Oil) IMCO (International Maritime Consultative Organisation) IMCO (International Maritime Consultative Organization) IMDG Code (International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code) Immediate Exportation IMO (Internation Maritime Organisation) IMO (International Maritime Organization) Import Import Duty Import License Importer IMX (Intermodal Exchange) In Bond In Gate In Irons In Lieu of Weighting In the offing In Transit In-water survey Inboard Inboard motor Inbound Incentive Rate Incoterms Indemnity Bond Independent Tariff Inducement Inert Gas System Inflation Inglefield Clip Inherent Vice Inland Carrier Inland Port Inspection Certificate Installment Shipments Institute Warranty Limits Insulated Container Insurance, All–risk Insurance, General–Average Insurance, Particular Average Interchange Interchange Agreement Interchange Point Intercoastal Interline Interline Freight Intermediate Point Intermodal Intermodal Shipment Internal Register Invoice IOR (Importer of Record) IPI (Inland Point Intermodal) Irrevocable Letter of Credit ISO (International Organization for Standardization) ISO 9000 ISPS (International Ship and Port Security Code ) Issuing Bank Issuing Carrier IT (In–Transit Entry) ITF (International Transport Workers' Federation) IV (Increased Value) IWL (Institute Warranties Limits)