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Glossary

Glossary

CONTENTS OF THIS GLOSSARY

B.A.F. B/L C.A.F. C.F.S. C.Y. C.H. C/S E.T.A. E.T.D. FCL FCL/FCL FEU FCL/LCL FCR LCL LCL/LCL LCL/FCL M.H. P.O.L. P.O.D. Stripping Stuffing TEU T.H.C. T/T WRS

 

B.A.F. – Bunker adjustment factor (adjustment to vary- ing fuel costs).

B/L – Bill of Lading (transport document showing the sea transport from point of departure to point of destination).

C.A.F. – Currency adjustment factor (Adjustments for currency exchange fluctuations).

C.F.S. – Container freight station (Storage facility from which collective containers are loaded to or from).

C.Y. – Container Yard (Place where loaded containers are sent for shipment or for inland transportation).

C.H. – Container Yard (Place where loaded containers are sent for shipment or for inland transportation).

C/S – Congestion surcharge (surcharge for waiting times in port) = “Congestion” of the port. Demurrage: “Storage fee”, when a container has remained in the container depot in the port or inland longer than the agreed-upon demurrage-free time. Detention: “Container rent”, when a container is not retur- ned to the shipping company after the agreed- upon “detention free” period has elapsed.

E.T.A. – Estimated time of arrival (scheduled ship arrival time).

E.T.D. – Hora estimada de salida. Hora programada de llegada del navío.

E.T.D. – Full container load (full container service).

FCL/FCL – Container sent from a shipper to a recipient.

FEU – Forty foot equivalent unit (40 foot container unit).

FCL/LCL – Deliveries from one shipper to multiple recipi- ents in one container.

FCR – Forwarding Agent Certificate of Receipt.

LCL – Less than container load.

LCL/LCL – Partial deliveries, which have been consolidated into one container in the container freight sta- tion and are later separated to be sent to the various recipients at the port of destination.

LCL/FCL – Deliveries of multiple shippers to one recipient in one container.

M.H. – Merchant’s Haulage: Inland transportation to and from the port is carried out by the shipping agent.

P.O.L. – Port of loading (loading port).

P.O.D. – Port of discharge (destination port).

Stripping – Unloading the container.

Stuffing – Loading the container.

TEU – Twenty foot equivalent unit (20’ container-unit).

T.H.C. – Terminal Handling Charge (Cargo handling charges for containers).

T/T – Loading the container.

WRS – War Risk Surcharge.

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