Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading

STC (Said to Contain)

Said to Contain is a term used in shipping to indicate that the contents of a sealed container on the vessel are believed to be as described, but not guaranteed.

What is STC (Said to Contain)?

STC, or Said to Contain, is a term used in shipping and logistics to indicate the contents of a container or shipment. It is a statement made by the shipper or carrier that describes the goods that are said to be contained within the shipment. The STC is typically included as part of the shipping documents, such as the bill of lading or packing list, and is used for customs clearance and other regulatory purposes. However, it is important to note that the accuracy of the STC is the responsibility of the shipper, and discrepancies between the STC and the actual contents of the shipment can lead to delays, fines, or other issues.