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Seafreight Terms


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B.A.F.Bunker adjustment factor (balance for changing fuel costs) 
B/LBill of Lading (transport document listing the sea transport from departure to destination) 
C.A.F.Currency adjustment factor (balance for fluctuations in rate of the various currencies) 
C.F.S.Container freight station (warehouse where the consolidation containers are loaded or unloaded) 
C.S.C.Container service charge (transit costs for containers in Europe) 
C.Y.(Container Yard) Place where loaded containers are delivered to be shipped or forwarded 
C/SCongestion surcharge (surcharge for waiting time in the ports) 
Conference LineConference Line Shippers which are members of a committee 
DEMURRAGERent of container, if the container is not picked up at the port within a set time 
DETENTIONRent of container if the empty container is not returned on time 
E.C.B.Express Cargo Bill of Lading (a freight document, not an ownership document) 
E.T.A.Estimated time of arrival (planned arrival of ship) 
E.T.D.Estimated time of departure (planned departure of ship) 
F.C.L.Full container load (full container service) 
FCL/FCLFull container service from door to door
FCL/LCLConsignments in one container from a sender for several recipients 
FEUFourty foot equivalent unit (40 foot container unit)
L.C.L.Less than container load (partial deliveries) 
LCL/FCLConsignments in one container from several senders for one recipient 
LCL/LCLPartial deliveries, which are put into one container in the container freight station and then separated at the destination  
Through Bill of Lading 
M.S.Motor Ship 
M.V.Motor Vessel (High-sea ship) 
Non Conference Line(Outside) Shippers which are not members of a committee 
Non-Negot-Bill of LadingUnsigned B/L copies, which are not originals and therefore have no permit allowances 
NotifyAdditional to notified address 
P.O.D.Port of discharge 
P.O.L.Port of loading 
StrippingUnloading of container 
StuffingLoading of container 
T-B/LT.A.A.Trans Atlantic Agreement (Committee in the Trans Atlantic Service) 
T.H.C.Terminal handling charge (Handling costs for container) 
T/TTransit time 
TEUTwenty foot equivalent unit (20 foot container unit) 
W/MWeight or Measurement (calculation of sea freight based on tonnes or cubic meters, depending which is higher)