shipping terms

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Abaft the beam Abaft Abandon Abatement Abeam Aboard Above-water hull Abroad Absentee Pennant Absolute Bearing Absorption Acceptance of Goods Acceptance Accessorial Charges Accessorial Service Accommodation Ladder Account Party/Accountee Accrual Acknowledgement of Receipt Acquiescence Acquittance Act of God Act of Man Act of Pardon / Act of Grace Actual Weight Ad Hoc Charter Ad Valorem Duty Ad Valorem Freight Ad Valorem Add-Ons Address Commission Admiral Admiralty Court Admiralty Law Admiralty Adrift Advance Against Documents Advance Note Advance Advanced Charge Adventure Advice of Shipment Advice Advising Bank Advisory Capacity Affiliate Afloat Aft Afternoon Watch Agency Agreement Agency Fee Agency Tariff Agent (Agt.) Agent Aggregate Shipment Agreed Valuation Agreed Weight Aground Ahead Ahoy Ahull Aids to Navigation Air Draft Air Freight Forwarder Airfreight Handling Fees Airline Terminal Fee AIS Base Station All commodity rate All Hands All In All Night In All Risk All Water Allision Allotment Allowance All-Risk Clause All-Risk Insurance Aloft Alongside Also Notify Party Alternative Rates Ambient Temperature Amendment Amidship Anchor Ball Anchor Buoy Anchor Chain (or Anchor Cable) Anchor Detail Anchor Light Anchor Rode Anchor Watch Anchor Anchorage Anchor's Aweigh Andrew Anti–Dumping Duty Any Time Apparent Authority Apparent Good Order Apparent Wind Appraisement Appraiser's Stores Apron Arbitrary Arbitration Clause Arc of Visibility Armament Arrest Arrival Date Arrival Notice Articles of War As fast as the vessel can receive/deliver Ashore Asset-Based Third Party Provider Assignment of Proceeds Astern Asylum Harbour Athwart Athwartships Audit Avast - Stop Average Adjusters Average Hold Time Average Inventory Average Avoirdupois Pound Awash Aweigh Awkward Cargo Aye, aye Azimuth Circle Azimuth Compass A.B.S (American Bureau of Shipping) A.C.P. (Autoridad del Canal de Panama) A/P (Additional Premium) A/S (After Sight) AA AA (Always afloat, always accessible) AA (Always Afloat) AAR (Against All Risks) AB (Able Bodied Seamen) AB (Able Seaman) ABC (Activity-Based Costing) ABI (Automated Broker Interface) ABS (American Bureau of Shipping ) ACL (Atlantic Container Line) ACOL (After Completion of Loading) ACS / ACE (Automated Commercial System) ACS (Anglian Container Services) ADN AEO (Authorized Economic Operator) AES (Automated Export System) AFR (Advance Filing Rule) AFTKs (Available Freight Tonne Kilometers) AG (PG) (Arabian Gulf (Persian Gulf)) AGW (All Goes/Going Well) AI (All Inclusive Rate) AI (All Inclusive ) AID (Agency for International Development) AIS (Automatic Identification System) ALADI (The Latin American Integration Association) AMS (Automated Manifest System) ANSI X-12 ANSI (American National Standards Institute) AOV (Average Order Value) APS (Arrival Pilot Station) AQ (Any-Quantity) AQI (Agriculture Quarantine Inspection) AS (Assignment ) ASBA (Association of Ship Brokers and Agents) ASDIC (Anti-Submarine Detection Investigation Committee) ASN (Advance Shipment Notification/Notice) ASP (Average Selling Price) ASYCUDA (Automated System for Customs Data) AT (American Terms) ATA Carnet (Admission Temporaire/Temporary Admission) ATA (American Trucking Association/Actual Time of Arrival) ATC/ATUTC (Actual Time to Count/Actual Time Used To Count) ATD (Actual Time of Departure) ATD (Artificial Tween Decks) ATDNSHINC (Any Time Day or Night Sundays & Holidays Included) ATF (Approved Transitional Facility) ATON (Aid to Navigation) 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) AWB (Air Waybill) AWWL (Always Within Institute Warranties Limits)
Back and Fill Backhaul Backstay Baggywrinkle Bale Capacity Ballast Keel Ballast Tank Ballast Bank Guarantee Bank Banyan Bar Pilot Bar Barcode Bareboat Charter Bareboat Barge Barratry Barrelman Barter Base Port Base Rate Basing Point Bay Plan Beaching Beacon Beam ends Beam Bear down or bear away Bear Bearing Beating Beaufort Scale Before the Mast Belay Belaying Pin Belly Freight Benchmarking Bend Bending-moment Beneficiary Bermudan Rig Berne Gauge Berth (Sleeping) Berth Dues Berth Liner Service Berth Terms Berth (mooring) Berth Best Bower Best Practice Bid Bond Bilge Keels Bilge Bilged on her anchor Bill of Exchange Bill of Health Bill of Material Bill of Sale Billed Weight Bill-to Party Bimini Top Binder Binnacle List Binnacle Bitt Bitter End Blanket Bond Blanket Rate Block Stowage Blue Peter Board of Commissioners Board Boat Boat-hook Boatswain (or Bosun) Bobstay Bobtail Bogie Bolero Bollard Bolster Bond Port Bonded Goods Bonded Warehouse - Export Bonded Warehouse - Import Bonded Warehouse Bonded Booby Hatch Booking Number Booking Boom Vang Boom Booms Bottom Air Delivery Bottom Side Rails Bottomry Bow Thruster Bow Bowline Bowsprit Box Car Box Rate Box Boxing the Compass Brackish Water Brail Breakbulk Cargo Breakbulk Bridge Deck Bridge Point Bridge Bring to Broaching-to Broken Stowage Broker Brokerage Licence Brokerage Buffer Stock Buffer Bulk Cargo / Bulk Freight Bulk Freight Container Bulkhead Bull Rings Bulwark Bumboat Bumpkin or Boomkin Bunker Charge Bunker Surcharge Bunker Bunting Tosser Buntline Buoy Buoyancy Bureau Veritas Buyer's Market By and large B/L or BOL (Bill of Lading) B2B (Business-to-Business) B2C (Business-to-Consumer) BA (Banker's Acceptance) BAF (Bunker Adjustment Factor) BAPLIE (BayPlan Including Empties) BB (Ballast Bonus) BBB (Before Breaking Bulk) BBL (Barrel) BC (Bulk Carrier) BCO (Beneficial Cargo Owner) BDN (Bunker Delivery Note) BE (Bill of Entry) BHP (Brake Horsepower) BIA (Business Impact Analysis) BIIB (Business Idea In Brief) BIMCO (Baltic and international maritime council) BIS (Bureau of Industry and Security) Biz (Business) BMPH (Berth Moves Per Hour) BOF (Basic Ocean Freight) BOOT (Build-own-operate-transfer) BOT (Balance of Trade) BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) BP (British Petroleum) BTG (Bulk Trading Group) BTN (Brussels Tariff Nomenclature) BXA (Bureau of Export Administration)
Cabotage Captive Cargo Port Cargo Bay Cargo Declaration Cargo Hatch Cargo Insurance Cargo Manifest Carrier's Certificate Cartage Cell Cellular Vessel CFS/CFS CFS/CY Channels of Distribution Chartering Charterparty/Charter-party Chassis Checker Chock Clean On Board Cleaning in Transit Cleat Clerk Coaming Combined Transport Bill of Lading Commercial Invoice Commodity Common Carrier Common Point Common Tariff Company Guarantee Concession Conference Rate Conference Consignee Consignment Consignor Consolidation Consolidator Consular Invoice Container Crane Container Number Container Pool Container Seals Container Service Charge Container Terminal Container Vessel Container Containerization Contraband Contract Carrier Contract Price Controlled Atmosphere Corps of Engineers Countervailable Subsidy Cross-docking Customhouse Customs Broker Customs Clearance Customs Entries Customs House Broker Cut-off time (closing time) CY Cut-Off CY/CFS CY/CY Cycle Time C&E (Communications & Exceptions) CAF (Cost, Assurance and Freight ) CAF (Currency Adjustment Factor) CAL (Client Access Licence) CBL (Carrier bill of Lading) CBM (Cubic Metre) CCL (Container Cleaning Fee) CD or CQD (Customary Despatch or Customary Quick Despatch) 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) CHOPT (Charterer's Option) CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight) CIP (Carriage and Insurance Paid To) CL (Contract Logistics) 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) COC (Carrier-Owned Container) COD (Cash on Delivery) COD (Change of Destination) COFC (Container on Flat Car) COFL (Collapsible Flat Rack Container) COGSA (Carriage of Goods By Sea Act) CON (Congestion Surcharge) COPQ (Cost of Poor Quality) COW (Crude Oil Washing) CPT (Carriage Paid To) CRP (Continuous Replenishment Program ) CSF (Critical Success Factor) CSL (Container Stuffing List) 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) cwt. (Hundredweight) CY (Container Yard)
Daggerboard Daily Running Cost Damage Report Damaged Cargo Report Dangerous Goods Declaration Dangerous Goods Data Loggers Date Draft Davy Jones' Locker Day Beacon Dayboard 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 Instructions Delivery Term Delivery Demise Charter Demurrage Density Depot Derrick Destination Control Statement Destination Detention Devanning Deviation Clause Devil Seam Differential Direct Interchange Directional Light Disbursement Discharge Discrepancy Letter of Credit Displacement Hull Displacement Ton Displacement Disrate Distributor Diversion Division DOC Cut-Off Dock (noun) Dock (verb) Dockage Docket Dog watch Doldrums Dolly Dolphin Domestic Carriage Door-to-door Downhaul 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 Container Dry Bulk Dry Cargo Container Dry Cargo Dry Docking Dry Freight Dry Port Dumping Dunnage Duty Drawback Duty Free Zone Duty DA (Documents Against Acceptance) DAF (Delivered at Frontier) DAP (Delivered at Place) DAT (Dangerous Articles Tariff) DBA (Doing Business As) DDC (Destination Delivery Charge ) DDP (Delivery Duty Paid) DDU (Delivered Duty Unpaid) DEQ (Delivered Ex Quay) DES (Delivered Ex Ship) DF (Dead Freight) DGR (Dangerous Goods Requirement) DHC (Terminal Handling Service-Destination) DHQ (Mean Diurnal High Water Inequality) DLOSP (Dropping Last Outward Sea Pilot) DLQ (Mean Diurnal Low Water Inequality) DNV (Det Norske Veritas) DOP (Dropping Outward Pilot) DOT (Department of Transportation) DPU (Delivered at Place Unloaded) DR (Dock Receipt) DW (Deadweight) DWAT (Deadweight All Told) DWC (Deadweight for cargo) DWCC (Deadweight Cargo Capacity) DWT (Deadweight Tonnage)
Icing Idle Time Idlers Immediate Exportation Import Duty Import License Import Importer In Bond In Gate In Irons In Lieu of Weighting In the offing In Transit Inboard motor Inboard 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 with Average–clause Insurance, All–risk Insurance, General–Average Insurance, Particular Average Interchange Agreement Interchange Point Interchange Intercoastal Interline Freight Interline Intermediate Point Intermodal Shipment Intermodal Internal Register Invoice In-water survey Irrevocable Letter of Credit ISO 9000 Issuing Bank Issuing Carrier I.L.A. (International Longshoremen's Association) I.L.W.U. (International Longshore and Warehouse Union) 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) ICTF (Intermodal Container Transfer Facility) IE (Immediate Exit) IFF (Institute of Freight Forwarders) IFM (Inward Foreign Manifest) IFO (Intermediate Fuel Oil) ILOHC (In Lieu of Hold Cleaning) IMCO (International Maritime Consultative Organisation) IMCO (International Maritime Consultative Organization) IMDG Code (International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code) IMO (Internation Maritime Organisation) IMO (International Maritime Organization) IMX (Intermodal Exchange) IOR (Importer of Record) IPI (Inland Point Intermodal) ISO (International Organization for Standardization) ISPS (International Ship and Port Security Code ) IT (In–Transit Entry) ITF (International Transport Workers' Federation) IV (Increased Value) IWL (Institute Warranties Limits)
Safety Stock Sailing Date Salvage loss Sea waybill Seal (Container) Seal Number Seal record Seals, also Container Seals Seawaybill Segregated Ballast Sell-Through Separation Service Agreement Service contract Set Point Shed Sheddage Ship Chandler Ship From Address (Amazon) Ship owner Shipment Reference Shipment Window Shipped bill of lading Shipped on board Shipper owned container Shipper Packed Shipper Shippers Export Declaration Shipper's Export Declaration Shipping Company Shipping permit Ship's Chandlers Ship's tackle Shipside Delivery Shoal Draught Shoal Shore Short cycling Short Landed Short Shipped Short Term Lease Shortage Short-Shipped Shrink Wrap Shrouds Shunting Shut-out Shuttle Service Sick Bay Side Loader Side-Door Container Siding Sight Draft Siren Sister Ships Site Skeg Skid Skids Skipper Skysail Skyscraper Sling Slop chest Slot Charter Slot Slow Steaming Slush Fund Slush Small Bower (anchor) Snow Son of a gun Sonar Sounding Sou'wester Space Charter Spanker Spanker-mast Spar Special Customs Invoice Special Delivery Fee Special Rate Spindrift Spinnaker pole Spinnaker Splice Split Shipment Split-Charter Spontaneous Ignition Temperature Spotting Spreader Square meal Squared away Squat Effect Stability Stack Car Stack Train Stack Stackcar Stacker Stacking Stacktrain Stanchion Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Standard Industrial Classification Standard Rate Standing Rigging Starboard tack Starboard Starter Station Datum Statute of Limitation Stay Staysail Steamship Agent Steamship Company Steamship Line Steamship Steering oar or steering board Stem Stern chaserStern Tube Stern Sterndrive Stevedore Stevedoring Charges Stonnacky Stop Off Fee Stopper Knot Storage Charge Storage Charges Storage Store-Door Delivery Store-Door Pick-Up Sto-Ro Stowage Factor Stowage Instructions Stowage Plan Stowage Stowaway Straddle Carrier Straight (Consignment) Bill of Lading Straight Bill of Lading Strake Strikes, Riots, and Civil Commotions Stripping (unstuffing) Studding-sails Stuffing Subrogate Sue & Labor Clause Suezmax Sufferance Wharf Supercargo Supply air Supply Chain Surcharge Surcharges Surety Bond Surety Company Switch Bill of Lading SAD (Single Administrative Document) SCA (Suez Canal Authority) SCAC (Standard Carrier Alpha Code) SCD (Supply Chain Development) SCM (Supply Chain Management) SCR (Specific Commodity Rate ) SECA (Sulphur Emissions Control Areas) SED (Standard Export Declaration) SHINC (Sundays and holidays included) SI (Shipping Instruction) SITC (Standard International Trade Classification ) SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) SLA (Service Level agreement) SLI (Shipper's Letter of Instruction ) SMDG (SMDG) SO (Shipping Order) SOC (Shipper-Owned Container) SOLAS (Safety Of Life At Sea ) SSE (Shanghai Shipping Exchange) SSN (Standard Shipping Note) ST (Short Ton) STC (Said to Contain) STC (Standard Trading Terms & Conditions )
Tabernacle Tack Tacking Taffrail Tail Gate Exam Tail Tailshaft Taken aback Taking the wind out of his sails Tally Sheet Tally Tank Barge Tank Container Tanker Tare Weight Tariff Engineering Tariff Quotas | Preferential or Autonomous Tarpaulin Teazer Telex Release Temperature Controlled Cargo Temperature Recorder Tender Tenor Terminal Charge Terminal Operator Terminal Terms of carriage  T-floor Third Party Providers Through Charge Through Rate Through Route Throughput Charge Thwart Tidal Port Tier TI-HI, also Ti-High, Tie-High, or Ti by Hi Tiller Time Charter Time Draft Time Sheet Timoneer TIR Carnet To order of Shipper Toe the line or Toe the mark Toe-rail Togey Ton Mile Ton Tonnage Tontines Top air delivery Top Off Top Stow Cargo Top-Air Delivery Topgallant Toplift Topmast Topsail Topsides Total Average Inventory Total Cost of Distribution Total Quality Management Touch and go Towage Towboat Towing Tracer Tracing Tracking Tractor Trailer Tractor Tractor-trailer Trade Acceptance Trade Barrier Trade Remedy Trade Traffic Separation Scheme Traffic Trailer Tramp Line Tramp Vessel Tramp Transferable Letter of Credit Tranship Transit Cargo Transit Port Transit Shed Transload Transloading Transmittal letter Transom Transport Transportation Transship Transshipment Port Transshipment Transtainer Travellers Trialer on flat car Trice Trick Trim Truck Onboard B/L Trucking Wait Fee Truckload True Bearing True North Trust Receipt Tug Tugboat Tumblehome Turn Turnaround Time Turnaround Turnkey Project Turtling Tween Deck Tweendeck Twist Lock Twist Locks Two-Way Pallet Type of Cargo Type of Equipment Type of Movement Type of Transport T&E entry (Transporation and exportation ) T.I.R. T.O.F.C. TACA (Trans-Atlantic conference agreement) TARIC (The Integrated Tariff of the European Union) TBL (Through bill of lading) TBN (To Be Nominated) TDR TEU (Twenty-feet Equivalent Unit) THC (Terminal Handling Charges) Thru Service (Through Service ) TIR (Transport International par la Route) TMS (Transport Management System) TOFC (Trailer on Flat Car Rail) TOS TRC TRC (Terminal Receiving Charge) Trf. (Tariff ) TSN (Time-Space Network) TTW (Toestemming Tot Wegvoering) TVR (Tiem Volume Rate)