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All our website is for Reference use only)
(ONLY valid contact, with us, are list it here,  all others are invalid)
1. ISF 10+2 (Importer Security Filing)  /  ISF  FAQ. 63 pages  /  (click here)

2. US Local Ports Contact  /  e-Allegations / Anonymous  tips (8663472423)

3. Air Forwarders by Air Forwarders Association  /  iata.org.

4. Ocean Freight Forwarder: Federal Maritime Commission (FMC)

5. Filing a Complaint Freight Forwarder/NVOCC/ etc  with FMC.gov.

6. US Government Agencies /  www.usa.gov.

7. For more links to import, export & etc.  Industry.

8. Basic Importing by  CBP.gov (Import  requirements 211 pages) &  for others.

9. All Shipment are  Incoterms  (PRE-Arranged,  BEFORE leaving foreign port)

10. Warning:  Also,  Be  aware  of  scam  hijack  emails  &  OTHER  scams.

11. Importers are  RESPONSIBLE for all Laws/fees. US Federal Court (click here)

All our website is Reference use only & our service are Arrangement only.
Please Click: Color (Blue/Red/Purple) on our website for details

1.  3PL (3rd Party Logistics): A third party, who takes care of the logistics value chain.

2.  BAF (Bunker Adjustment Factor): A kind of fuel surcharge added to the freigt rates.

3.  Barge (A kind of small ship): Flat Bottomed cargo carrying boat. It is used for movement of small quantity cargo. Mainly used for
coastal or river movements.

4.  BL (Bill of Lading): BL is issued by the carrier (Shipping Line/NVOCC). This is the document which is presented to the shipping
line at POD, and then only cargo can be cleared.

5.  Break Bulk (Break Bulk Cargo):  The cargo which can be counted (Other than Containers). It includes Steel coils, Vehicles etc.

6.  Bulk Cargo (Bulk Cargo): The cargo like coal, limestone etc. These are loaded in the hatches of the ships with the help of cranes
having grabs.

7.  CAF (Currency Adjustment Factor):  A kind of surcharge added to freight rates, to mitigate the currency risk.

8.  CAN (Cargo Arrival Notice): A document issued by carrier/agent to the importer, notifying him about the arrival of cargo.

9.  CBU (Completely Built Unit): Vehicles being shipped in fully built form.

10. CFS (Container Freight Station): CFS is a kind of customs bound warehouse, where stuffing and destuffing of containers are
done. These are near to the ports.

11. CKD (Completely Knocked Down): Vehicles being shipped in parts. One vehicle is knocked down in many small small parts
and these parts are shipped in containers.

12. CoC (Carrier Owned Container): The containers owned by the carriers.

13. CY (Container Yards): These are genaral purpose yards, where generally empty containers are stacked.

14. DBL (Draft Bill of Lading): The B/L issued by the Carrier to Freight Forwarder. This is just to check the actual format of the B/L as
per LC. Master B/L is issued on the basis of DBL and after MBL is issued, this remains null and void.

15. DC (Dangerous Cargo):  Cargos like petroleum, chemical etc. Special equipments are required to handle these.

16. Demurrage (Demurrage):  The penalty paid by the charterar to the owner of the ship for delay in completing the voyage.

17. Dispatch (Dispatch): The money paid by the owner of the ship to the charterar for completing the voyage in advance. Genarally
the rate will be half of demurrage rate.

18. DO (Delivery Order): A document issued by carrier/agent to the importer, giving him the authority to collect the cargo. This is
issued after B/L is surrendered to the carrier/agent.

19. EGM (Export General Manifest):  A document issued by carrier/agent to the port authorities stating that a container is going for
export.

20. FAK (Freight of all Kind):  Freight charged by linear operators. Quoted in terms of per TEU.

21. FCL (Full Container Load): When one container contains cargo for only one consignee.

22. Feeder (Feeder Service):  A kind of shipping service in which ships ply between a distant port and some port having linear
service. For Ex- service between Haldia and Colombo. In this case Haldia is a distant port whereas many linear routes pass
through Colombo.

23. FEU (Forty Feet Equivalent Unit): A container of 40' length. One FEU is equal to 2 TEU.

24. FR (Flat Rack):  A kind of container which has just the bottom, like a rack. Generally used for oversized cargo. Freight is more.

25. Freight (Freight): Money charged by shipping lines to take the cargo from one port to another.

26. HBL (House Bill of Lading): The B/L issued by Freight Forwarder to the Shipper. In this B/L the name of actual importer will
reflect as consignee.

27. IATA (International Air Transport Organisation): An organisation of all the air transporters across the world. Any new air
transporter needs an IATA license to operate.

28. ICD (Inland Container Depot): ICDs' are a kind of CFS only. The only difference is that ICDs' are far from the ports. These are
generally called Dry Ports.

29. IGM (Import General Manifest):  A document issued by carrier/agent to the port authorities stating that a container is coming for
imports.

30. LC (Letter of Credit): LC is the master document. It is opened by the bank of consignee in favour of the shipper. All the terms &
conditions of the trade are mentioned in this document.

31. LCL (Less than Container Load): When one container contains cargo for more than one consignee.

32. Lo-Lo (Lift On Lift Off):  It is generally used to describe the kind of terminals where vehicles/containers or any cargo are lifted
through lifts and put onto the ship.

33.  Mate's Receipt (Mate's Receipt):  A declaration given by the captain of the ship about the cargo. B/L is issued based on this.

34.  MBL (Master Bill of Lading): The B/L issued by Carrier to the Freight Forwarder. In this B/L Freight Forwarder will be shown as
consignee. This is done to hide the actual importers details from the Carrier.

35.  MLO (Main Line Operator): The shipping lines, having linear services.

36.  MTO (Multimodal Transport Operator):  A Kind of license issued by DG-Shipping. It authorises carriers to issue multimodal B/L.

37.  OT (Open Top):  A kind of container which has no ceiling. Used for oversized cargo. Freight is more than general container.

38.  POD (Port of Discharge):  The port where cargo is to be discharged.

39.  POL (Port of Loading): The port where cargo has been loaded on the ship.

40.  Reefer (Refrigerated Container):   The containers having refrigeration units. They have a battery to operate on and are
connected to external power at ports and on ships. Used for shipping meats, fruits etc.

41.  RMQ (Rail Mounted Quay)        A kind of crane used at container terminals.

42.  Ro-Ro (Roll On Roll Off):  It is a kind of terminal used to ship the vehicles in CBU forms. Vehicles are just driven through the
terminal and parked in the ship.

43.  SKD (Semi Knocked Down):  Vehicles being shipped in parts. One vehicle is knocked down into 4-5 major parts and these
parts are shipped.

44.  Slot (Slot):   Money charged by shipping lines from NVOCC operators to take containers from one port to another.

45.  SoC (Shipper Owned Container):    The containers which have been arranged by the shipper/agent and not by the shipping line.

46.  TAMP (Tariff Authority of Major Ports):  A statutory body formed by GoI. It regulates the tariffs charged at all the 12 major ports in
India.

47.  TEU (Twenty Feet Equivalent Unit):   Represents a unit for containers. One TEU is equal to one container of 20' length.

48.   THC (Terminal Handling Charges):  Charges to be paid to terminal operator (Most of the cases-Ports). It includes loading
charges and charges paid to the stevedores.
1. All importer are BOUND to Incoterms (PRE-Arranged, 7 days BEFORE leaving foreign port.  fyi:  to calculate  weight  distribution  of  vessel, carrier manifest & ETC.  
a.  
ISSUER of  Bill-of-Lading (BL) = (Export  Freight  Forwarder / EFF) is PRE-Arranger (InCoTerms) of shipment, movement  from FOREIGN port to USA CFS  warehouse//Port.
b.  
ISSUER of Arrival  Notice  Invoice = (Import  Freight  Forwarder / IFF)  is  OVERSEER of shipment, movement to your USA CFS  warehouse//Seaport//Airport.
c.  To understand why/what/who importer
MUST pay,  BEFORE/After/DURING  shipping, importer/buyer MUST know  Incoterms (International Commercial Terms).
d.  
Incoterms published by International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)  &  recognized by United Nations Commission on International Trade Law  as Global Common Terms.
e.  If you don't know your own
Incoterms, contact  ISSUER of  Bill-of-Lading (ie: Bill-of-Sale) Manufacturers  Contract  Agreement (Your supplier/factory/shippER/shipping-co)
e.  If you don't know your own
Incoterms, contact  ISSUER of  Bill-of-Lading (ie: Bill-of-Sale) Manufacturers  Contract  Agreement (Your supplier/factory/shippER/shipping-co)


2. Why  CAN'T   Supplier / Factory / ShippER / Shipping-company  arrange US Domestic Trucking,  ISF Filing  & Customs Entry.
a. Most of Foreign supplier / shippER (ISSUER of Bill-of-Lading) vary
LIMITED contact with  Domestic Trucker  &  US Customs Laws/Regulation  & Customs Broker
b. Your supplier in business of MFG & Your Shipping-Company in business of shipping,  they are NOT in business of knowing
US Customs rule & regulations, we are.
NOTE:
a. To arrange Sea shipping, arranger must be your supplier &/or Licenses by
FMC.gov (NVOCC / OFF / OTI) = ISSUER of Bill-of-Lading / LCL Arrival Notice / Full Arrival Notice.
b. To arrange Air shipping, arranger must be your supplier &/or Licenses by  
International Air Transport Association (IATA) = ISSUER of  Bill-of-Lading /  Air-Way-Bill (AWB)
c. To arrange Domestic Trucking, arranger must be Licenses by
FMCSA.gov (MC# / DOT#)  / must have "Filer-Code" from US Customs  =  ISSUER of  Pick-Up-bill-of-Lading.
d. To file ISF & Customs Entry (Customs Agent / Customs Broker), filer must have "
Filer-Code" from US Customs = ISSUER of  Customs Release Documents.


3. Customs Broker:
a.
Customs Broker = Messenger between US Customs & Importer: To submited importer info/doc's, way it was received from you & your-vendors  to US customs.
b.
Customs Broker = is NOT a Messenger between you & your-vendors (Factory/ Supplier/ Forwarders/ Warehouse/ Shipping-company/ CET-Exam-Site, US Agencies & etc.)
c. Google search to
Incoterms (International Commercial Terms)  or   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incoterms.


4. To track shipments:
a. Sea shipment (
click here) and  type in your MBL#.  
b. Air shipment (
click here) and type in your AWB#.


NOTE:
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FCL ( Full Container Load / Full CarLoad )
-
LCL ( Loose Cargo/Container Load(s) / Less-Than-Container Load / Loose CarLoad / NOT full container )  MBL#.  
b. Air shipment (
click here) and type in your AWB#.
Incoterms:
International Commercial terms (Incoterms) are a series of international sales with terms, published by
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and widely used
in international commercial transactions. These are accepted by governments, legal authorities and practitioners worldwide for the interpretation of most commonly
used terms in international trade. They are intended to reduce uncertainties arising from different interpretation of such terms in different countries. The scope of
which are limited to matters relating to rights and obligations of the parties to the contract of sale with respect to the delivery of goods sold. They are used to divide
transaction costs and responsibilities between buyer and seller and reflect state-of-the-art transportation practices.

The Incoterms® rules are an internationally recognized standard and are used worldwide in international and domestic contracts for the sale of goods. First
published in 1936, Incoterms® rules provide internationally accepted definitions and rules of interpretation for most common commercial terms.
The rules have been developed and maintained by experts and practitioners brought together by ICC and have become the standard in international business rules
setting. Launched in mid-September 2010, Incoterms® 2010 came into effect on 1 January 2011. They help traders avoid costly misunderstandings by clarifying the
tasks, costs and risks involved in the delivery of goods from sellers to buyers. Incoterms® rules are recognized by
United Nations Commission on International
Trade Law (UNCITRAL) as the global standard for the interpretation of the most common terms in foreign trade.


IF insurance is not included in the term (for example, CFR=CNF) then insurance for transport is the responsibility of the buyer/importer or the seller/supplier/factory
depending on who owns the cargo at time of transport. In the case of CFR=CNF terms, it would be the buyer while in the case of CIF or CIP terms, it would be the
seller  
LCL ( Loose Cargo/Container Load(s) / Less-Than-Container Load / NOT full container )  ///  FCL ( Full Container Load / Full CarLoad / Full Cargo Load)


EXW – Ex Works (named place) The seller makes the goods available at his premises. The buyer is responsible for all charges.
This trade term places the greatest responsibility on the buyer and minimum obligations on the seller. The Ex Works term is often used when making an initial
quotation for the sale of goods without any costs included.

EXW means that a seller has the goods ready for collection at his premises (Works, factory, warehouse, plant) on the date agreed upon. The buyer pays all
transportation costs and also bears the risks for bringing the goods to their final destination

(
EXW is not to be used for any shipment within EAMER or into/out of EAMER, with no exceptions. FCA is the preferred Incoterms® rule in this case)


FCA – Free Carrier (named places) The seller hands over the goods, cleared for export, into the custody of the first carrier (named by the buyer) at the named place.
This term is suitable for all modes of transport, including carriage by air, rail, road, and containerised / multi-modal sea transport. This is the correct "freight collect"
term to use for sea shipments in containers, whether LCL (less than container load) or FCL (full container load).

FAS – Free Alongside Ship (named loading port) The seller must place the goods alongside the ship at the named port. The seller must clear the goods for export.
Suitable only for maritime transport only but NOT for multimodal sea transport in containers (see Incoterms 2010, ICC publication 715). This term is typically used
for heavy-lift or bulk cargo.

FOB – Free on board (named loading port) The seller must themself load the goods on board the ship nominated by the buyer, cost and risk being divided at ship's
rail. The seller must clear the goods for export. Maritime transport only but NOT for multimodal sea transport in containers (see Incoterms 2010, ICC publication
715). The buyer must instruct the seller the details of the vessel and port where the goods are to be loaded, and there is no reference to, or provision for, the use of a
carrier or forwarder. It does not include Air transport. This term has been greatly misused over the last three decades ever since Incoterms 1980 explained that FCA
should be used for container shipments.


CFR or CNF –
Cost and Freight (named destination port) Seller must pay the costs and freight to bring the goods to the port of destination. However, risk is
transferred to the buyer once the goods have crossed the ship's rail. Maritime transport only and Insurance for the goods is NOT included. Insurance is at the Cost of
the Buyer.

CIF – Cost, Insurance and Freight (named destination port) Exactly the same as CFR except that the seller must in addition procure and pay for insurance for the
buyer. Maritime transport only.

CPT – Carriage Paid To (named place of destination) The general/containerised/multimodal equivalent of CFR. The seller pays for carriage to the named point of
destination, but risk passes when the goods are handed over to the first carrier.

CIP – Carriage and Insurance Paid (To) (named place of destination) The containerised transport/multimodal equivalent of CIF. Seller pays for carriage and
insurance to the named destination point, but risk passes when the goods are handed over to the first carrier.

CFR or CNF – Cost and Freight (named destination port) Seller must pay the costs and freight to bring the goods to the port of destination. However, risk is
transferred to the buyer once the goods have crossed the ship's rail. Maritime transport only and Insurance for the goods is NOT included. Insurance is at the Cost of
the Buyer.

CIF – Cost, Insurance and Freight (named destination port) Exactly the same as CFR except that the seller must in addition procure and pay for insurance for the
buyer. Maritime transport only.

CPT – Carriage Paid To (named place of destination) The general/containerised/multimodal equivalent of CFR. The seller pays for carriage to the named point of
destination, but risk passes when the goods are handed over to the first carrier.

CIP – Carriage and Insurance Paid (To) (named place of destination) The containerised transport/multimodal equivalent of CIF. Seller pays for carriage and
insurance to the named destination point, but risk passes when the goods are handed over to the first carrier

DAF – Delivered At Frontier (Deliveplace) This term can be used when the goods are transported by rail and road. The seller pays for transportation to the named
place of delivery at the frontier. The buyer arranges for customs clearance and pays for transportation from the frontier to his factory. The passing of risk occurs at the
frontier.

DES – Delivered Ex Ship (named port) Where goods are delivered ex ship, the passing of risk does not occur until the ship has arrived at the named port of
destination and the goods made available for unloading to the buyer. The seller pays the same freight and insurance costs as he would under a CIF arrangement.
Unlike CFR and CIF terms, the seller has agreed to bear not just cost, but also Risk and Title up to the arrival of the vessel at the named port. Costs for unloading
the goods and any duties, taxes, etc… are for the Buyer. A commonly used term in shipping bulk commodities, such as coal, grain, dry chemicals - - - and where the
seller either owns or has chartered, their own vessel.

DEQ – Delivered Ex Quay (named port) This is similar to DES, but the passing of risk does not occur until the goods have been unloaded at the port of destination.
(
DAT replaces DEQ.)

DDU – Delivered Duty Unpaid (named destination place) This term means that the seller delivers the goods to the buyer to the named place of destination in the
contract of sale. The goods are not cleared for import or unloaded from any form of transport at the place of destination. The buyer is responsible for the costs and
risks for the unloading, duty and any subsequent delivery beyond the place of destination. However, if the buyer wishes the seller to bear cost and risks associated
with the import clearance, duty, unloading and subsequent delivery beyond the place of destination, then this all needs to be explicitly agreed upon in the contract of
sale.

DAP - Delivered At Place (named destination place) This term means that the seller delivers when the goods are placed at the disposal of the buyer on the arriving
means of transport ready for unloading at the named place of destination. This is exactly what the old Incoterm DDU stipulated. (
DAP replaces DDU, DES, DAF.)

DDP – Delivered Duty Paid (named destination place) This term means that the seller pays for all transportation costs and bears all risk until the goods have been
delivered and pays the duty. Also used interchangeably with the term "Free Domicile". The most comprehensive term for the buyer. In most of the importing
countries, taxes such as (but not limited to) VAT and excises should not be considered prepaid being handled as a "refundable" tax. Therefore VAT and excises
usually are not representing a direct cost for the importer since they will be recovered against the sales on the local (domestic) market.
(DDP is not to be used for any shipment into/out of the EU or other non-EU Customs administrative area. DAP is the preferred Incoterms® rule in this case. For any
shipment within the EU or other non-EU Customs administrative area, DDP is acceptable.)


New arrival incoterms have been discussed in the Incoterms 2010 brought out by the ICC and DAT and DAP have replaced DAF,DES,DEQ and DDU Given here is
a small explanation provided by the ICC Two new Incoterms rules – DAT and DAP – have replaced the Incoterms 2000 rules DAF, DES, DEQ and DDU

The number of Incoterms® rules has been reduced from 13 to 11. This has been achieved by substituting two new rules that may be used irrespective of the agreed
mode of transport – DAT, Delivered at Terminal, and DAP, Delivered at Place – for the Incoterms® 2000 rules DAF, DES, DEQ and DDU.

Under both new rules, delivery occurs at a named destination: in DAT, at the buyer’s disposal unloaded from the arriving vehicle (as under the former DEQ rule); in
DAP, likewise at the buyer’s disposal, but ready for unloading (as under the former DAF, DES and DDU rules).



The new rules make the Incoterms® 2000 rules DES and DEQ superfluous. The named terminal in DAT may well be in a port, and DAT can therefore safely be used
in cases where the Incoterms® 2000 rule DEQ once was. Likewise, the arriving “vehicle” under DAP may well be a ship and the named place of destination may
well be a port: consequently, DAP can safely be used in cases where the Incoterms® 2000 rule DES once was. These new rules, like their predecessors, are
“delivered”, with the seller bearing all the costs (other than those related to import clearance, where applicable) and risks involved in bringing the goods to the
named place of destination

For More Details:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incoterm)
International Organization for Standardization ( “ISO” Containers ).
An intermodal container or freight container (commonly known as: shipping container or box) is a reusable transport and storage unit for moving products between
locations or countries; the terms container or box may be used on their own within the context of shipping.  Containers manufactured to ISO specifications may be
referred to as ISO containers and the term high-cube container is used for units that are taller than normal.

Measurement
There are two common standard lengths used to ship wine, spirits and other select beverages, 20 ft and 40 ft standard containers.  Container capacity is often
expressed in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU, or sometimes teu). An equivalent unit is a measure of containerized cargo capacity equal to one standard 20 ft (length)
× 8 ft (width) container.  As this is an approximate measure, the height of the box is not considered; for example, the 9 ft 6 in (2.9 m) high cube and the 4-foot-3-inch (1.3
m) half height 20-foot (6.1 m) containers are also called one TEU.  Similarly, 45 ft (13.72 m) containers are also commonly designated as two TEU’s, although they are
45 and not 40 feet (12.19 m) long. Two TEU’s are equivalent to one forty-foot equivalent unit (FEU).

Weight (Max Payload)
The maximum gross mass for a 20 ft (6.1 m) dry cargo container is 24,000 kg, and for a 40-ft (including the 2.87 m (9 ft 6 in) high cube container), it is 30,480 kg.
Allowing for the tare mass of the container, the maximum payload mass is therefore reduced to approximately 22,000 kg for 20 ft (6.1 m), and 27,000 kg for 40 ft (12 m)
containers.

*Over the road weight restrictions vary state to state so please confirm prior to loading.

Loading Cases
20 ft container:  10 pallets (avg)  / 34,000 lbs
40 ft container:  20 pallets (avg) /  44,000 lbs

Each shipment is unique and depends on product weight, size and whether it is palletized or floor loaded.  
Shipping Acronyms & Abbreviations


Principals

CONSIGNEE - definition by: business dictionary   >   "Person/Entity at Destination"

SHIPPER - definitions by: CBP US Customs - business dictionary   >   "Person/Entity at Origin"

USPPI - U.S. Principal Party in Interest   >   "US Seller/Owner of Merchandise"





Commodites

FAK - Freight of all kinds

GOH - Garments On Hanger

H/H - High and Heavy equipment   >   Examples of What We Ship

HAZ - Hazardous Materials

HHG/PE - Household Goods and Personal Effects shipments

NOS - Commodity Not Otherwise Specified

POV - Personally Owned Vehicle

VEHICLES & HEAVY EQUIPMENT  SP-Self Propelled, WH-Wheeled, TR-Tracked, TT-Towable, SF - Static/Forkliftable, SNF -
Static/NonForkliftable





Affirmations, recitals and terms

CFR - Cost and Freight

INCOTERMS - International sales terms defining responsibilities of both the buyer and seller

SLAC - Shippers Load And Count

SLSC - Shippers Load Stow Count




Entities and authorities

CBP - US Customs and Border Protection

MARAD - Department of Transportation glossary of shipping terms

OFAC - Office of Foreign Assets Control

USCG - United States Coast Guard




Trade lanes and routes

NA WAF - North America to West Africa

USEC - United States East Coast

USGC - United States Gulf Coast

USPC - United States Pacific Coast




Shipping service descriptions and terminology

A/S - Accessorial Services

AES - Automated Export System

ARB - Outport Arbitrary Trans-Shipment Fee

AWB - Air Way Bill

BAF - Bunker fuel Adjustment Factor

B/B - Break Bulk oversized equipment shipping

BAS - Basis ocean freight

BL - Bill of Lading

BRC - Bunker Recovery Charge

C/ADD - Commercial Address (departure location type/arrival location type)

CAF - Currency Adjustment Factor

CFS - Container Freight Station (warehouse)

CSC - Container service charge

CON - Congestion Surcharge

CUC - U.S. chassis usage charge

D/A - Destination Agent

D/D - Direct deposit [method for paying shipping & handling, no bank fees]

DDC - Destination Delivery Charge

DMRG - Demurrage [may be incurred due to late payment]

D/P - Container trucking Drop and Pick-up

D/R - Dock receipt (click here to see sample copy)

DTHC - Destination Terminal Handling Charges

EBAF - Emergency Bunker Fuel Adjustment Factor

ECTN - Electronic Cargo Tracking Notice (Numéro Visa Unique)

EEI - Electronic Export Information

EFS - Export Fuel Surcharges

E/S - Economy Service

ETA - Estimated Time of Arrival

ETS - Estimated Time of Sailing

EZ - Easy Shipping guides by Sefco Export

FIFO - First in, First Out

FCL - Full Container Load shipping [see video of Container Ship]

GRI - General Rate Increase

HAZMAT - Hazardous Materials

HBL - House Bill of Lading

H/C - High Cube container

HC - Harmonized Code

IHE / IL - Inland Haulage Export

LCL - Less than Container Load shipping

LDF - Liner Doc fee

L/L - Container trucking live-load

Lo/Lo - Lift on and Lift off shipping

L/S - Lump Sum

MAWB - Master Air Way Bill

MBL - Master Bill of Lading

MDF - Manual Documentation Fee

NVO - Non-vessel operating common carrier

O/A - Origin Agent

OBL - Original Bill of Lading

ODF - Documentation Fee - Origin

OHC - Handling Charge - Origin

P/S - Premium Service

PAI - Port Additional Import

Panamax - Panama canal maximum vessel width

PCS - Panama canal surcharge

POD - Port of Discharge*

POD - also: Proof of Delivery*

POL - Port of Loading

P/S - Premium Service

PSC - Port Security Charge

PSE - Port Security Export

R/ADD - Residential Address (departure location type/arrival location type)
additional trucker accessorial fees will apply.

Reefer - Refrigerated Cargo container

R/F - Cargo Roll Over Charge

Ro/Ro - Roll on, Roll off vessel shipping [see our videos of RoRo ships]

Routed - Routed transactions

SED - Shippers Export Declaration *see EEI

SER - Carrier Security Charge

SIT - Storage in Transit

SSL - Steam Ship Line

TLX RLS - Telex Release Bill of Lading

T/R - Bank to bank transfer [method for paying shipping & handling, involves bank fees]

TWIC - Transportation Worker Identification Credential

US C/C - United States Customs Clearance

US THC - United States Terminal Handling Charges



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AAM        Advance Manifest Security Charge Amendment Fee  (per Correction)
ACC        Alameda Corridor Charge
AFD        Tuticorin Feeder Surcharge
AMF        Inbound Bill of Lading Amendment Fee
AMS        Advance Manifest Security Charge
ARB        Arbitrary (Various)
BAF        Bunker Adjustment Factor
BUC        Bunker Charge  
CAF        Currency Adjustment Factor
CBA        Charge for Bulk Agricultural Products (Non Palletized or Non Blocked)
CBD       (Canada)         BC Carbon Tax Surcharge (Through Cargo on Rail - Destination)
CBL        (Canada)         BC Carbon Tax Surcharge (Through Cargo on Rail- Origin)
CCF (Canada)        Canadian Currency Adjustment Factor
CCI        Port Tax
CFM        Advanced Fresh Air Management Plus (AFAM+) Charge
CFS        CFS Receiving Charge at Origin
CHD        Chassis Charge  - (Destination)
CHO (for FE) CHS (for AUS/NZL)        Chassis Fee - (Origin)
CHS        Chassis Fee (USA)
CIF         Reefer  container inspection Fee
CLE        Equipment Cleaning Fee
CSC        Container Service Charge
CSS        Carrier Security Charge (except cargo received at Taiwan)
CUS        Customs Clearance Fee
DCD        Documentation Fee
DCF        Inbound Documentation Fee
DDC        Destination Delivery Charge
DGC        Dangerous Goods Charge/Premium
DGI        Dangerous Goods Charge on Inland at Destination
DGO        Dangerous Goods Charge on Inland at Origin
DGS        Dangerous Goods Supervision
DOC        Outbound Documentation Fee
EDI        Electronic Data Interchange Fee
EHD        Equipment Handover Charge at Destination
EHL        Equipment Handover Charge at Origin
EIR        Equipment Interchange Receipt Fee
EMP        Equipment Maintenance Charge
ENA        EU24 Entry Summary Declaration Amendment Charge
ENF        ENS Filing Charge
EXC        Export Service Fee
GAS        Gulf of Aden Charge
GIC        Gate in Charge
GOC        Gate Out Charge
GOH        Garment On Hangers Premium
HCR        Hazardous Cargo Rail Surcharge
HQA        High Cube Additional
HSS        High Security Seal Charge
IFD        Inland Fuel Charge (USA)
IFD        Inland Fuel Surcharge at Destination
IFL        Inland Fuel Surcharge at Load
IRC        Railcar cabling services fee for refrigerated containers - Far East to Canada
LWR        Low Water Surcharge
MAR        MARPOL Surcharge (Environmentally Friendly Fuel)
NOX        Noxious Oxide Surcharge
ORC        Origin Receiving Charge
OWC        Overweight Container Charge
PAI        Port Access Charge  - (for Brisbane Australia only)
PCS        Port Congestion Surcharge
PDU        Port Dues Charge
PNC        Panama Canal Transit Fee
PSF        CY Port Service Charge – (for Australia only)
PSS        Peak Season Surcharge
RSC        Seal Handling Charge
SEC        ISPS Security Charge in Europe
SED        Security Surcharge at Destination
SEO        Security Surcharge at Origin
SER        Temporal Electricity Charge
SMA        Security Manifest Amendment
SMD        Security Manifest Declaration
SPD        Swedish Port Dues
SPS        Shanghai Port Surcharge  
SUZ        Suez Transit Fee
TAC        Tri-axle Chassis Charge
TAD        Transport - Additional at Destination
TAL        Transport - Additional at Origin
THC        Terminal Handling Charges at Origin (CY Cargo)
THC        Terminal Handling Charge at Origin
THD        Terminal Handling Charge at Destination
TOC        Taiwan Top Off Charge
TPI        Port Tax (Portugal)
TSC        Terminal Service Charge
VAS        Value Added Tax Surcharge
WHF        Wharfage (Houston/New Orleans)
WSC        Winter Surcharge



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12 Pin - Chassis with 12 locking points.

Act of God - An act occasioned by violence of nature which no reasonable human foresight, care, or diligence can anticipate or
prevent.

Ad Valorem - An additional charge when a shipper desires to be covered for a valuation in excess of that allowed by the carrier’s
regular bill of lading.

Add-Ons - Additional charges.

Agency - An organization working on behalf of a principal. Company who represents/acts on behalf of another entity.

AI - All Inclusive.

All-Water - Service rendered by carriers on a port to port basis; cargo moving via ocean carrier only.

AMS - Automated Manifest Systems.

Anti-Rebating - Document signed by shipping companies and filed with Federal Maritime Certification Commission and in ocean
tariffs attesting that rebates are not allowed and will not be paid by a company.

AQ - Any quantities.

AQI - Agriculture Quarantine Inspection

Arrival Notice - Documentation that notifies consignee of arrival information and freight charges due. Form produced by carrier for
advanced notification to consignee of cargo arrival.

As Freighted - All cargoes freighted on same unit; Weight or Measure.

Assignment - An act which involves transfer of rights, title, and interest for the purpose of assigning goods by endorsement of the
bill of lading.

Back Haul - The return leg of a round trip.

Banding - Securing of cargo on a pallet generally by a steel/metal stripping.

Bank Draft - A bank instrument wherein payment of funds is guaranteed.

Bank Guarantee - Accepted in lieu of original bill of lading to release cargo.

Barges - Conveyance used to carry loose cargo or containers in smaller volumes than mother vessels.

Base Port - Port from which standard tariff rate applies normally serviced directly by members.

Bay - Section of a vessel where containers or cargo is stored.

Bay Plan - Section by section breakdown of a vessel to indicate where cargo is stowed.

Berth - Where the vessel docks.

Berth Terms - Carrier provides stevedoring.

Bill of Exchange - See Draft.

Bill of Lading (B/L) - Official legal document representing ownership of cargo; negotiable document to receive cargo; contract for
cargo between shipper and carrier.

Bill of Lading Number - Carrier’s reference number assigned to bill of lading.

Bill of Lading Terms - All details relevant to shipment.

Bolster - Bracing of a commodity in a container.

Bonded Warehouse - A secured Customs approved facility where cargo and containers are stored under close surveillance.

Booking - Cargo commitment made to carrier (i.e. a reservation).

Box Rate - A lump sum charge to move cargo in various size containers from origin to destination.

Boycott Certificates - Required by certain countries restricting carriage to certain flag vessels.

Breakbulk - Loose cargo containers and non-containerized cargo; vessel whose hatch is built to accommodate various bulk
commodities.  (Some of the company charges $0.04/kg, Min $35.00)

Breakbulk Vessel - Carries containers and non-containerized cargo; vessel whose hatch is Vessel built to accommodate various
bulk commodities.

Bulk Carrier - Vessel specifically built to carry raw materials.

Bulk Containers - Containers used specifically for raw materials.

Bull Rings - Rings for lashing the cargo in containers.

Bunker Adjustment Factor - Surcharge assessed by carrier applied to freight rates to supplement fuel Factor (BAF) costs.

Bunker Surcharge - See Bunker Adjustment Factor.

Bunkers - Fuel used by vessel.

C & F - Cost and Freight. Terms of sale. Seller quotes price including the cost of goods and all transportation charges to the named
point of destination.

Cabotage - Shipments between ports of the same nation. Many countries, like the U.S., have laws requiring domestic-owned
vessels to perform domestic interport water transportation services.

Cargo Bays - Doors at cargo warehouse where vehicles back in to load/unload cargo.

Carrier - One who owns, operates or charters vehicles of transportation for movement of cargo.

Carrier’s Certificate - U.S. Customs form used in lieu of bill of lading.

CBM - 1 Cubic Meter = 35.314 cubic feet.

Cell - Container slot where container fits into place on vessel.

Cell Guides - A guide for each container slot.

Certificate of Origin - Formal document (required at destinations) stating origin of cargo and relevant cargo details.

CFS - Container Freight Station. Storage/warehouse facilities for loading/unloading less than full container orders.

CFS Cargo - Loose containerizable cargo handled in a container freight station (warehouse).

CFS/CFS - Cargo received and stuffed by carrier at origin and devanned by carrier at destination.

CFS/CY - Cargo received and stuffed by carrier at origin then delivered intact at destination.

Chains and Binders - Used to secure (brace & chock) oversize cargo to equipment.

Charter VSC - Vessel whose owner makes vessels available on bid basis.

Charterer - An organization/company who enters an agreement with a principal to use their vessels for a specified time.

Chassis - Trailer or wheeled unit on which a container is placed in order to move container over the road.

CHB - See Custom House Broker.

Claim - A request for payment by a customer due to a shortage or damage to cargo.

Clear (Clean) on Board - Bill of lading issued without exceptions.

COFC - Container on a Flat Car. Containers moving on articulated flat rail cars without chassis.

Collect - Money to be paid at destination prior to release of bills of lading.

Combined Transport Bill of Lading - Provides a combined transport by at least two different modes of transportation from a place at
which the goods are taken to a place designated for delivery.

Commercial Invoice - A document on shipper’s letterhead that contains an accurate description of the merchandise and show
country or origin. All items must be itemized.

Commodity Description - Description of goods being shipped.

Company Guarantee - A letter of guarantee from a company identifying the carrier of responsibility associated in the release of
goods in lieu of bill of lading. Protection in writing to carrier by private company.

Conference - Group of carriers allowed by FMC to determine a level of rates, services and rules of a given trade route bound
together by a common tariff or certain geographic area.

Conference - A group of steamship companies offering equitable freight rates, standardized shipping practices and regularly
scheduled service between designated ports. These arrangements are given anti-trust immunity as authorized by the Shipping Act
of 1984.

Conference Carrier - Carrier that belongs to the conference.

Conference Certificate - Certificate declaring that the carrier is a member of the conference.

Connecting Carrier - An intermediary carrier utilized to connect cargo to/from mother vessel (See Feeder).

Consignee/Importer - Ultimate receiver of cargo designated on the original bill of lading.

Consignor - Person or firm by whom articles are shipped (i.e. shipper).

Consolidation - Effort extended to put same destination cargo together in same container for ease of delivery.

Consortium - Group of carriers pooling resources in a trade lane to maximize their resources efficiently.

Consular Invoice - Document required by some foreign countries showing exact information as to consignor, consignee, value
description, etc. for a shipment.

Consulate Copy - Copy of the B/L signed for consulate purpose.

Consulate Legalization - Shipping documents must be presented to the Consul for legalization, either prior to or right after sailing.

Container - A truck trailer body that can be detached from the chassis for loading into a vessel, a rail car or stacked in a container
depot. Containers may be ventilated, insulated, refrigerated, flat rack, vehicle rack, open top, bulk liquid or equipped with interior
devices. A container may be 20 feet, 40 feet, 45 feet, 48 feet or 53 feet in length, 8'0" or 8'6" in width, and 8'6" or 9'6" in height.

Container Load Plan (CLP) - Describes how the inside of container is stowed with cargo.

Container Number - Identification number assigned to each container.

Container Pool / Depot - Where containers are stored usually inland for container availability to shippers or consignees. Carrier
location to hold empty containers, various points for shipper's utilization; an area designated for storage of empty .

Container Ship - Vessel built to accommodate ocean containers.

Container Stuffing List (CSL) - List showing how cargo is stowed in each container.

Container Yard - Facility where full and empty containers are stored.

Containerized - All cargo loaded into a container.

Cooper - Warehouse worker assigned to reconstruct or repair cartons, crates, boxes, etc.

Corner Casting - Devise on each corner (top and bottom) of a container for lifting up or securing down of unit. Synonym: Corner
Fitting

Corner Posts - Steel reinforcements at corner of each container.

Corporate Guarantee - See Company Guarantee.

Cost Insurance - Terms of sale. Seller quotes a price including cost of goods, insurance Freight (CIF)and transportation charges to
point of destination.

Credit Agreement - Agreement between carrier and shipper for release of cargo with promise to pay ocean freight within specified
time. Document signed by the shipper which binds shipper to credit terms of the conference or agreement body.

Cross Docking - The process of moving merchandise directly from the receiving dock to the shipping dock, eliminating the need to
place the merchandise in storage.

Cubic Foot - 1 Cubic Foot = 1728 Cubic Inches.

Currency Adjustment Factor (CAF) - Percentage of money used to equalize a difference in currency values. A percent of the base
ocean freight.

Customs - Government agency which inspects cargo, insures proper cargo clearance, proper forms are filed, and correct
duties/fees are paid.

Customs Clearance - Shipment cleared by Customs for movement.

Customs Duty - Monies paid to U.S. Customs for goods entered into U.S. from foreign countries.

Customs House Broker (CHB) - Agent representative licensed by FMC who negotiates customs clearance Broker (CHB)for import
cargo on behalf of the consignee through U.S. Customs.

Customs Station - Area where containers are brought for Customs inspection.

Customs Warehouse - Where cargo is temporarily stored awaiting inspection or where cargo is stored when seized by Customs
due to lack of permit/entry.

Cut Off - Last possible date cargoes may be delivered to a ship or designated point.

CY - Container Yard. Container yard where full containers are received and picked up. Storage area for container.

CY/CFS - Cargo loaded in a full container by a shipper at origin and delivered to a pier facility at destination where it is devanned for
delivery.

CY/CY - Cargo loaded in a full container by a shipper at origin and delivered to carrier’s terminal for vessel loading and discharged
at destination terminal for pick up intact by consignee.

DAD - Delivery Authorized Documents (See Delivery Order).

Dangerous Cargo - Cargo of a hazardous nature as classified under Coast Guard regulations.

DDC - Destination Delivery Charge. A charge assessed by the carrier for handling positioning of a full container within the container
yard.

Deconsolidation - Breakdown for distribution of various importers LTL cargo for movement to ultimate destination.

Delivery Order (DO) - Document authorizing domestic carrier to pick up cargo.

Demurrage - Storage charges assessed on cargo left on pier beyond free time.

Detention - See Per Diem.

Direct Consignment - One company shipping directly to another without a third party.

Discharge Port - Port terminal where cargo is unloaded from vessel.

DIT - Destination Interchange Terminal - The facility operated by the ocean carrier or his agent at which containers are interchanged
with the delivering motor carrier.

Diversion - A change made either in the route of a shipment in transit or of the entire ship.

Dock - Where vessel positions itself to load/unload cargo.

Dock Receipt - Document used to transfer cargo from drayman acting on shipper behalf of steamship line.

Double Stack Car - Rail car capable of carrying two containers stacked one on top of each other.

Draft (Bill of Exchange) - A written order for a certain sum of money to be transferred on a certain date.

Draft Sight and Time - Sight Draft (S/D): A draft so drawn as to be payable upon presentation or acceptance.

Drawback - 99% refund of imported, duty paid materials, which are to be exported.

Drayage - Haulage of containers over the road via truck.

Dry Box - See Container.

Dry Container - See Container.

Drydock - Used to lay up vessels for repair.

Dunnage - Material used around cargo to prevent breakage or shifting, normally provided by shipper. Its weight is included in the
rating.

Duty Drawback - Payment returned for cargoes re-exported or trade show material returned. A customs refund on re-exported cargo.

EDI - Electronic Data Interchange.

EIR - Equipment Interchange Receipt. Documents used to receive or deliver a full or empty container/chassis at any terminal or
inland container pool.

Elcee - See Letter of Credit.

Electronic Data Interchange - Communications by computer to computer from one company to another.

Equalization - Compensation for additional charges incurred by shipper for delivering cargo to port designated by the carrier other
than the closest port to the supplier.

ETA - Estimated Time of Arrival.

ETD - Estimated Time of Departure.

Export Declaration - Export Declaration (Shippers.) Bureau of Census document which spells out shipment details for entry to
government statistical system. Documents for export shipping declaring value of cargo to U.S. Customs.

Export Documents - These documents required to export a shipment.

Ex-Works - Buyer receives the cargo directly from the factory and thereafter arranges shipment, insurance and other related services
themselves.

FAK - Freight All Kinds. Usually refers to consolidated cargo.

FAS - Free Along Side. Seller quotes a price including delivery of the goods alongside the vessel.

FCL - Full Container Load.

Federal Maritime Commission - Government agency responsible for overseeing regulatory aspects of the Shipping Act.

Feeder - The transportation vehicle utilized to relay cargo from mother vessel to ultimate destination.

FEQ - Forty-foot Equivalent.

FEU - Forty-foot Equivalent Unit.

FF - See Freight Forwarder.

FFE - Forty-foot Equivalent.

FIFO - First In First Out.

FIO - Free In and Out. A party other than the steamship line provides for the stevedoring.

Flag Vessel - Every vessel has a flag distinguishing nationality.

Flag Waiver - Permission from government to carry cargo otherwise labeled for flag recipient.

Flat Bed - Truck designed to haul heavy or oversized non-containerizable cargo.

Flat Car - Railroad car on which container or container/chassis is placed.

Flat Rack - 20' & 40' metal platform with open sides, with bulk heads (i.e., no roof or side walls).

Floating Cranes - Heavy duty cranes brought in to handle cargo when unable to use gantry crane.

FMC - Federal Maritime Commission. U.S. regulatory body affecting ocean-going carriers. A U.S. government body that overseas all
maritime rules and regulations.

FMC Number - Number assigned by a government agency authorizing a freight forwarder to operate.

FOB - Free On Board. A pricing term under which the seller must deliver the goods on board the ship at the point named at his own
expense.

Force Majeure - State of emergency; all tariff rules can be altered to adjust shipper’s/carrier’s needs.

Foreign Trade Zone - Designed location providing duty-free storage area.

Fork Lift - Truck used for loading/unloading cargo into container.

Forwarder's Cargo Receipt - A negotiable document issued by a forwarder which will satisfy legal requirements for a letter-of-credit.
Since a forwarder is not an NVOCC it cannot issue actual Bills of Lading. The FCR is a legally binding substitute for the B/L which
was pioneered by Sea-Land and is now an industry standard.

Free Time - Storage allowed at carrier facility without penalties assessed.

Freight Claim - Formal letter with supporting documents, i.e., B/L, D/R, temperature chart, etc., making claim against carrier for lost
or damaged cargo.

Freight Collect - Payment due at destination (consignee.)

Freight Forwarder - Federally licensed (by FMC) company that arranges the carriage of goods including connected services and/or
associated formalities on behalf of a shipper or consignee.

Freight Release - Evidence that the freight charges for the cargo have been paid. If in writing, it may be presented at the pier to
obtain release of the cargo. Normally, once the freight is paid freight releases are arranged without additional documentation. aka
Freight Bill Receipt.

Freighted B/L - A bill of lading that lists all charges relevant to cargo movement from origin to destination.

Full Cellular Vessel - Fully containerized vessel.

Gantry Crane - Port crane to load and discharge containers from vessel, able to be positioned by moving along rail tracks.

Gear & Tackle - Ship’s equipment used to level, secure and brace cargo for loading/unloading from vessel.

General Average - Declared upon vessel damage, whereupon shippers pay a certain percentage of damage incurred; carrier
declares percentage of responsibility by all participants.

Genset - Generator used to regulate temperature in a reefer container; can be run on its own power or plugs provided on
pier/vessel.

GO - General Order. Cargo seized by Customs due to failure on part of consignee to make Customs entry within allotted free time.

GO Warehouse - A Customs warehouse utilized when cargo goes into General Order due to lack of permit/entry filed.

Goose Neck - Specialized chassis. Has hook-up higher than bed of chassis.

GRI - General Rate Increase.

Hatches - Where cargo is placed in conventional vessels.

HBD - Harbor Dues. Assessment when vessels enter harbor.

Heated Storage - Warehouse specifically heated to protect bottle cargo.

Heavy Lift - Single commodity exceeding the capacity of normal loading equipment and requiring special equipment and rigging
methods for handling.

High Cube Container - Container 40' in length, 9’6" in height.

Holds - Sections of a vessel; bays.

House to House - Another term for CY/CY.

House to Pier - Shipper loaded container that will be deconsolidated at destination terminal for distribution.

Humping - Making up a train, joining of railcars by use of an inclined plain (gravity).

Hustler - Tractor that pulls containers around pier for positioning.

IA / Independent Action - Independent Action. A carrier can take an independent action in a conference resulting in a unique rate for
that carrier within a conference; ability to file a rate independently of other carriers’ action.

ICC - Interstate Commerce Commission. International Chamber of Commerce.

IHC - Inland Haulage Charge. Cost to move a container to an inland destination.

ILA - International Longshoremen Association.

ILO - International Labour Organization. An United Nations agency, dealing with employment rights and working conditions,
covering work at sea and in ports.

ILWU - International Longshoremen Workers Union.

IMCO Classification - International Maritime Control Organization Classification. Classification for hazardous cargo. See IMO.

IMDG - International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code. A code, representing the classification of dangerous goods as defined by
the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in compliance with international legal requirements.

IMO - International Maritime Organization. An United Nations agency concerned with safety at sea. Its work includes codes and rules
relating to tonnage measurement of vessels, load lines, pollution and the carriage of dangerous goods. Its previous name was the
Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO).

Importer - Receiver of goods from an overseas origin.

In Bond - Cargo that has not cleared customs, moving to destination under carrier’s control.

Inland Point - City with no port; landlocked city.

Insurance Certificate - Document which assures the consignee that insurance is provided to cover loss or damage to the cargo
while in transit.

Interchange - Transfer of a container from one party

Interchange Agreement - Contract between steamship company and truckman that legally permits interchange of equipment.

Intermodal - Movement of cargo involving more than one form of transportation.

IPI - Inland Points Intermodal.

IT - (In-Transit) Type of customs document governing movement of in-transit (bonded) cargo.

JIT - Just In Time.

Jones Act - Section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, requiring that all shipments by water between ports in the United States
(including Puerto Rico) be carried by U.S. - flag, U.S. - built, and U.S. - crewed vessels.

KGS - 1 Kilogram = 2.205 lbs.

Knot - Speed of 1 nautical mile per hour. Nautical mile: 6082.66 feet, 1.152 statute miles, 1.852 kilometers.

Label Cargo - See Dangerous Cargo.

Laden on Board - A bill of lading that indicates a shipment has been loaded on board a vessel.

Land-bridge - Cross country rail service connecting two ocean ports.

Lash Barge - Type of container utilizing barges instead of container.

Lash Vessel - Acronym for Lighter Along Ship. Vessel able to carry multiple barges.

Lashed - Barge system; barges loaded on a vessel instead of a container.

Lashing Equipment - Various types of equipment used to secure containers/cargo on board vessel.

Letter of Credit - Bank-issued document authorizing transfer of funds from buyer to seller (L/C, Elcee)under established terms and
conditions in international transactions.

Letter of Guarantee. - Letter provided to carrier in lieu of surrender of original bill of lading.

Letter of Indemnity - Frees one from any responsibilities. Protection in writing to carrier from performing a deviation to normal
business.

License Cargo - Cargo necessitating license to move.

Liner Service - Carrier advertises fixed schedule of services; port calls not made on inducement basis.

Liner Train - Specially designed rail line for regular movement of liner/containerized cargo for one carrier.

LNG Carrier - Liquefied Natural Gas Carrier.

Load Length - Any piece of cargo exceeding 40' in length.

Load List - See Container Stuffing List (CSL).

Load Port - Port where cargo is actually loaded on vessel.

Low Boy - Special trailer used to accommodate over height cargo with flat bed, approximately 12' above ground.

LS or LM - Lump Sum. A local freight rate which is inclusive of all charges.

LT - 1 Long Ton = 2,240 lbs.

Manifest - An invoice of all cargo loaded on board a vessel. Entire listing of all cargo on board a vessel required by line, customs,
Coast Guard.

Marks & Numbers - The identifying detail on a package. Actual markings which appear on packages.

Memo B/L - A bill of lading issued for in house purposes for cargo short shipped or loaded in advance of issuance of full bill of
lading.

Merchant Haulage - Inland transportation performed by an inland carrier contracted by and for the account of the shipper.

Micro-Bridge - Cargo moves via land from/to inland point; another term for IPI.

Minimum B/L - The least amount you can charge per individual bill of lading.

MLB - Miniland Bridge. Cargo moves port to port via land; port to port via rail; port destination served overland by rail.

MT - 1 Metric Ton = 2,204.62 lbs or 35.314 cft.

Negotiable B/L - Original bill of lading endorsed by shipper that is used for negotiating documents with bank.

Negotiating Bank - Bank where shipper negotiates documents or where documents are first presented usually at country of origin.

Neutral Body - Investigating body designated by conference carriers to insure that rules are adhered to.

No Show - Cargo that fails to appear for vessel that is originally booked for.

Non-Negotiable B/L - Copy of original B/L which cannot be negotiated with bank.

NOS - Not Otherwise Specified (in Tariff).

Notify Party - Company/person who appears on the bill of lading to be notified when cargo arrives. Could be different from
consignee — usually actual receiver of goods.

NVOCC (NVO) - Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier. Company who charters space aboard vessels, then sells that space to
prospective shippers.

OB - On Board.

OBL - Original Bill of Lading. See Negotiable B/L.

OCP - Overland Common Point.

Off Dock Location - Depot away from main terminal used to load/unload cargo-truck/rail.

On Board B/L - A Bill of Lading in which a carrier acknowledges that goods have been placed on board a certain vessel.

On Carriage - Movement of cargo by connecting carrier to ultimate destination.

On Deck Stowage - Cargo stowed on deck of vessel.

Open Side/Open Top Container - Container open on top and sides with frame.

Open Top Container - Container with open top and tarp provided.

Opening Bank - Bank letters of credit are opened usually at destination.

OS&D - Abbreviation for "Over, Short or Damaged". Usually discovered at cargo unloading.

Out of Gauge - Cargo which exceeds the internal dimensions of the container in width, length, or height.

Outbound - Export shipments.

Over Landed - Cargo taken beyond original; port of discharge.

Over the Road Limitations - State or country regulations for weight limits allowed per container/truckload.

Packing List - List of packages for each shipment showing individual breakdown in weights/measures.

Pallet - Wooden structure generally 48 x 48 used to support cargo and ease movement by forklifts.

Particular Average - Carrier determines responsibility by specific participant.

Pentle Hook - Steel pivot upon which chassis and cab are connected.

Per Diem - Cost per day. Charge on container held by customers for an extended time; charges levied upon a trucker due to late
return of equipment.

Pier - Where vessels pull alongside for loading/discharging.

Pier to House - Cargo received at pier loaded in a container and picked up at destination terminal intact by consignee.

Pier to Pier - Cargo movement delivered loose to pier at origin point and picked up loose at destination terminal.

Piggyback - Point-to-point movement of one transportation vehicle on another.

Pilferage - Cargo stolen from container or terminal.

Pilot Boat - Conveys pilot to ocean vessel.

Place of Delivery - Actual final destination of cargo could be water or inland.

Plimsoll Mark - Depth to which a vessel may safely load, identified by a horizontal line around the ships hull.

Pool Location - See Container Pools.

Positioning - Moving of empty equipment from surplus areas to deficient areas.

Prepaid - Shipper responsible for ocean freight charges prepaid at destination.

Prepaid Bill of Lading - Freight paid prior to movement. Money to be paid prior to issuance of bill of lading.

Product Carrier - Caters to specialty commodities.

Project Rates - Rates established for specific project.

PTI - Pre Trip Inspection.

Purchase Order - Common grouping of orders for goods/services. Several SKU categories may be listed on one purchase order.
Most customers group their orders in a particular way to facilitate distribution at the other end. For example, one purchase order for
an apparel importer might encompass 2 dozen green sweaters and 2 dozen red sweaters. If those P.O.s originated from the same
store, it is simple for the store to put all items under that P.O. onto the right truck.

Rail Pig - A railroad owned container (trailer).

Rail Ramp - Used to unload rail cars or trailers.

Rail Terminal - Place where railroad cars terminate and/or turn around.

Rail Yard - Location where rail cars are concentrated for loading and unloading of containers.

Railhead - Location for loading and unloading containers at railroad terminal.

Rates - Charge for moving cargo between two points (i.e. Ocean Freight).

Received for Shipment B/L - Issued on receipt of cargo; cargo not necessarily loaded yet.

Reefer - Unit equipped to carry refrigerated cargo.

Reefer Plug - Electrical outlet on ship for maintaining temperature.

Return Cargo - Cargo to be returned to original place of receipt.

Revenue Ton - Number of tons which freight is paid for; per ton.

RO/RO Vessel - Roll-on/Roll-off Vessel. Vessel with dual cargo handling capability including a ramp where wheeled cargo can be
driven into ship.

ROE - Rate of Exchange.

Sailing Schedule - Published schedule of sailing dates of vessels departures and arrivals.

Schedule B - Government listing to properly declare cargo; seven digit number assigned by the Bureau of Census to identify types
of Cargo.

SCM - Supply Chain Management.

Sea Way Bill - Bill of lading used for through consignment; no original bill of lading required, I.D. only.

Sea-Air - Container moving both modes. Movement of cargo by sea to connecting discharge port, then air freighted to ultimate
destination.

Seals - Attached to locking device to prevent pilferage and certify no tampering, made of plastic or aluminum attached by Customs
or carrier.

Self Sustained Vessel - Vessel that doesn’t require shore equipment to load/unload cargo.

Set Point - Specific temperature that a refrigerated container has been set to keep. Ideally the set point and the actual temperature
should be identical throughout the voyage.

Shed - Small building that holds LTL cargo for loading vessel.

Ship’s Chandlers - Suppliers of various items to the vessel.

Shipper - Group, company, person designated on OBL who sold cargo to ultimate receiver of goods.

Service Contract - A rate negotiable and agreed to between two parties allowing for a particular rate based on volume; written
agreement between carrier and customer for specified rate, volume, and service level by carrier over an agreed time.

Shipper Pool - Where containers belonging to shipper are stored.

Shipper’s Load Stow & Count - Contents of a container as stowed and counted by shipper. Cargo loaded and stowed by shipper in
container; CY load.

Shipper’s Reference Number - A shipper’s ID number for a shipment.

Shipping Act of 1984 - Congressional legislation establishing U.S. regulations for the ocean transportation industry.

Ships Chandlers - Suppliers of various items to the vessel.

Shipside - Cargo located alongside vessel.

Short Landed - Cargo volume count less than originally shipped.

Short Shipped - Cargo missing a vessel that originally intended for due to carrier’s option.

Sleepsheet - Method of loading packages in a container via a thin liner board and forklift.

Slot - Compartment for containers; space on vessel for container.

Slot Charter - Carrier charters slot space on other carrier’s vessel.

SS - Steamship.

ST - 1 Short Ton = 2,000 lbs.

Stack Train - Containers placed two high on rail car.

Stacking Cone - Metal cone for stacking containers.

Statutory Notice - Specific time period before a rate regulation can become effective.

STC - Said to Contain. Amount and description of cargo with container.

Stevedore - Terminal operator who is designated to facilitate the operation of loading and discharging vessels and various terminal
activities.

Storage Charge - Charge for goods held in railroad or other warehouses under fixed agreement for periods of time, and which is
not included in other service arrangement.

Store Door Delivery - Movement of goods to the consignee´s place of business, customarily applied to movement by truck.

Stowage - Space in vessel where cargo is stowed.

Straddle Carrier - Machine used for positioning containers in yard.

Straight Frame - Type of chassis used to move containers.

Stripping - Physical removal of cargo from the carrier´s container (Unstuffing).

Stuffing - Physical loading of cargo into carrier´s container.

Sufferance Warehouse - Bonded Customs warehouse in Canada.

Supplier - Person supplying materials to exporter/shipper/consignee/importers.

Supply Vessel - Vessel that carries supplies from shore to platform.

Surcharges - Additional charges above ocean freight (See Add Ons).

Surveyor - One who is hired to verify damages.

T & E - Transfer and Export. A Customs Document.

Tanker - Carries liquid commodities (oil, etc.).

Tanker Tainer - Container used to transport liquid commodities.

Tare Weight - Weight of an empty container. Gross weight = net weight + tare weight.

Tariff - List of rules, regulations and rates applicable to specific trade lanes. Document with regulations and rates applicable to
specific trade lanes. A schedule of charges to move commodities between two areas.

Terminal - Building closely aligned to dock used to collect, store and dispatch cargo.

TEU - Twenty Foot Unit. Twenty Foot Equivalent container.

THC - Terminal Handling Charge. Charge assessed by the terminal for the positioning of cargo within the terminal/yard.

Tiers - A horizontal division of a vessel from bottom to top. The numbers run from bottom to deck and from deck upwards and are
used as a part of the indication of a stowage place for containers.

To Order of - Shipper is owner of goods until endorsed B/L is presented to carrier by Shipper/receiver.

TOFC - Trailer on a Flat Car.

Top Handlers - Equipment that unloads/loads containers at container yard.

TIR - Transport International des Merchandises par la Route; Trailer Interchange Receipt; Terminal Interchange Receipt; Transport
Internationale Route; Interchange receipt between trucker and ocean carrier; certificate of container/equipment condition at time of
interchange. Document used for the interchange of containers showing condition of container when picked up at the terminal.

TOS - Terms of Sale (i.e., FOB/CIF/FAS).

Trading House - Consortium of buyers/sellers of various commodities at high volume.

Trailer - Container and chassis as one unit.

Tramp Vessel - Non-liner service where owner sends vessel wherever he can arrange business.

Transloading - Taking cargo loaded on one vessel and delivered on another vessel by another line. One carrier utilizing another
carrier’s vessel to transport cargo to final destination.

TRC - Terminal Receiving Charge. Charge assessed by the terminal for cargo being delivered for export.

Tri-Axle - A third axle used for supporting additional weight.

Trucker’s Depot - Where trucks load/unload cargo.

Tug Boats - Boats used to guide vessels in/out port.

Underdeck Stowage - Cargo/container that is stowed below main deck. Stowed under deck.

Unit Train - Train comprised of containers from one container company.

USDA - United States Department of Agriculture.

Ventilated Container - Container used for cargo needing ventilation.

Vessel Ton - 100 cubic feet.

VIAP - Vessel Insurance Additional Premium.

VOCC - Vessel Operating Common Carrier.

Voyage - Movement of vessel from one point to destination.

W/M (WORM) - Weight or Measurement.

Waiver - Document used to allow cargo carriage by different flag vessels than original destination country vessels. Also on
government cargoes where cargo flag cannot carry the shipments.

War Risk - Surcharge covering additional insurance premium incurred by a vessel entering a war zone.

Warehouse - Building usually located in back up areas or inland where cargo is stored.

Water Feeder - Transports cargo to non-direct ports of call.

Weight - Gross / Long Ton: 1,016 kg (2,240 lbs). Net / Short Ton: 907.19 kg (2,000 lbs). Metric / Kilo Ton: 1,000 kg (2,204.6 lbs).

Wharfage - A port surcharge assessed when vessel comes alongside.

Wire Transfer - Electronic transfer of funds.

YTD - Year To Date.


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Companies that move freight around the world have a multitude of shipping providers to choose from and each one uses a different
format for their freight rate sheet. Deciphering freight rate sheets can be a daunting task for those with little or no experience in the
shipping industry. However, it is crucial that shipping customers understand the information they contain. Therefore we have
compiled a list of common terms and abbreviations that may be found on a freight rate sheet. Many shipping companies use
alternate or additional terms and abbreviations however. Therefore, it is advisable that customers receiving freight rate sheets with
unfamiliar terms or abbreviations clarify their meanings with the shipping company.


Accessorial Charges - Charges that are applied to the base tariff rate or base contract rate, e.g., bunkers, container, currency,
destination/delivery.

Aden War Risk Surcharge - A surcharge on goods transiting the Gulf of Aden used to compensate shippers for additional costs
including crew risk compensation, cancellation of economical speed, and redeployment of vessels.

Ad Valorem - A term from Latin meaning, “according to value.” An import duty applied as a percentage of the cargo’s dutiable value.

AI - Abbreviation for “All Inclusive.” The total price to move cargo from origin to destination, inclusive of all charges (limited to
transportation costs).

Arrival Notice - A notification by carrier of ship’s arrival to the consignee, the “Notify Party,” and – when applicable – the “Also Notify
Party.”

BAF - Abbreviation for “Bunker Adjustment Factor.” Used to compensate steamship lines for fluctuating fuel costs. Sometimes
called “Fuel Adjustment Factor” or FAF.

Base Rate - The cost of shipping a container from one point to another. Rates fluctuate frequently based on a number of different
factors.

BL Fee - “Bill of Lading Fee.” A fee charged by the shipping line for the processing of the bill of lading on behalf of the client.

BUC - Abbreviation for “Bunker Charge.” An extra charge sometimes added to steamship freight rates; justified by higher fuel costs.
Also known as Fuel Adjustment Factor or FAF.

CAF - Abbreviation for “Currency Adjustment Factor.” A charge, expressed as a percentage of a base rate, that is applied to
compensate ocean carriers of currency fluctuations.

Cargo Data Declaration Fee - A surcharge assessed for the additional costs of declaring cargo information in advance to the
European Union authorities as required for authorities to evaluate any potential security and safety threats.

Carrier - Any person or entity who, in a contract of carriage, undertakes to perform or to procure the perfor­mance of carriage by rail,
road, sea, air, inland waterway or by a combination of such modes.

CBM (CM) - Abbreviation for “Cubic Meter.”

CFS - Abbreviation for “Container Freight Station.” A shipping dock where cargo is loaded (“stuffed”) into or unloaded (“stripped”)
from containers. Generally, this involves less than containerload shipments, although small shipments destined to same
consignee are often consolidated. Container reloading from/to rail or motor carrier equipment is a typical activity. These facilities
can be located in container yards, or off dock.

Chassis Utilization Surcharge - A fee imposed for the use of a chassis in conjunction with the shipping container to facilitate
overland transportation.

CL - Abbreviation for “Container load”.

COD - Abbreviation for “Collect (cash) on Delivery.”

Congestion - The term used for situations where ships have to queue up and wait for a spot so they can load or offload.

Container Yard (CY) - A materials–handling/storage facility used for completely unitized loads in containers and/or empty
containers. Commonly referred to as CY.

CSF - Abbreviation for “Carrier Security Fee.” Charges for security of cargo during the shipment.

Customs - A government agency charged with enforcing the rules passed to protect the country’s import and ex­port revenues.

Customs Filing Fee - A fee paid to the customs broker for arranging your customs clearance.

Customs Formalities - Requirements referring to customs regulations including documentation, security, information and physical
inspection responsibilities.

CYRC - Abbreviation for “Container Yard Receiving Charge.”

DDC - Abbreviation for “Destination Delivery Charge.” A charge, based on container size, that is applied in many tariffs to cargo. This
charge is considered accessorial and is added to the base ocean freight. This charge covers crane lifts off the vessel, drayage of
the container within the terminal and gate fees at the terminal operation.

Demurrage - A penalty charge against shippers or consignees for delaying the carrier’s equipment or vessel beyond the allowed
free time. Demurrage applies to cargo; detention applies to equipment. If you store a container at the port beyond free days, then
demurrage and detention applies. If you keep a container for too long on any other premise (not on the port’s premises), then only
detention applies.

Destination – The place to which a shipment is consigned or the place where the carrier actually turns over cargo to consignee or
his agent.

Detention - A penalty charge against shippers or consignees for delaying carrier’s equipment beyond allowed time. Demurrage
applies to cargo; detention applies to equipment. If you store a container at the port beyond free days, then demurrage and
detention applies. If you keep a container for too long on any other premise (not on the port’s premises), then only detention applies

DTHC - Abbreviation for “Destination Terminal Handling Charge.”

Dutiable Value - The amount on which an Ad Valorem or customs duty is calculated.

EBS - Abbreviation for “Emergency Bunker Surcharge.” A surcharge added to the cost of freight to cover fuel costs.

EIS - Abbreviation for “Equipment Imbalance Surcharge.” A surcharge on an ocean freight rate, imposed by shipping lines, to
recover costs related to removing large quantities of empty containers from a country or countries where there is no export use for
those containers that had been previously imported into those places. The charge is usually a flat rate per container, and it is not
necessarily applied in all trades or at all times, rather it is only applied when such trade imbalances necessitate large expenditure
on shifting empty containers from one place to another.

ENS - Abbreviation for “Entry Summary Declaration.” An ENS is an electronic declaration of goods being carried into the customs
territory of the community.

Environment Fee Destination - Environmental surcharges imposed by the destination port. Covers various contingencies such as
hydrocarbon spill cleanup costs and other mandated fees.

ERR - Abbreviation for “Emergency Rate Restoration.” A surcharge added to the cost of freight to cover increases in shipping costs.

ERS - Abbreviation for “Equipment Repositioning Surcharge.” A fee imposed when a shipper requests that the carrier make empty
containers available that must be moved from one location to another

ETA - Abbreviation for “Estimated Time of Arrival.”

ETD - Abbreviation for “Estimated Time of Departure.”

ETR - Abbreviation for “Estimated Time of Readiness.”

ETT - Abbreviation for “Estimated Time to Travel.”

FCL - Abbreviation for “Full Container Load.”

Forwarding Fee - A fee charged for the services of a freight forwarding company.

Freight Forwarder - A person whose business is to act as an agent on behalf of the shipper. A freight forwarder frequently makes
the booking reservation. In the United States, freight forwarders are now licensed by the FMC as “Ocean Intermediaries.

FS - Abbreviation for “Fuel Surcharge.”

GAS - Abbreviation for “Gulf of Aden Surcharge.” Used to compensate shipping lines for additional costs incurred due to transiting
the Gulf of Aden.

GRI - Abbreviation for “General Rate Increase.” Used to describe an across–the–board tariff rate increase implemented by
conference members and applied to base rates.

Handling Fee - A fee for transporting, storing, or packaging goods.

Hazardous Surcharge - A surcharge imposed for shipping hazardous materials or goods.

HC - Abbreviation for “High Cube.” Containers that are 9 ft 6 ins high instead

of usual 8 ft 6 ins.

ISF - Abbreviation for “Importer Security Filing.” A US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulation requiring importers and
vessel carriers to provide data electronically to CBP for in-bound ocean shipments. Also known as 10+2.

ISPS - Abbreviation for “International Ship and Port Security Code.” It is an amendment to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)
Convention (1974/1988) on minimum security arrangements for ships, ports and government agencies. Having come into force in
2004, it prescribes responsibilities to governments, shipping companies, shipboard personnel, and port/facility personnel to
“detect security threats and take preventative measures against security incidents affecting ships or port facilities used in
international trade.”

LCL (LTL) - Abbreviation for “Less than Container Load” or “Less than Truck Load.” The quantity of freight which is less than that
required for the application of a container load rate.

MT - Abbreviation for “Metric Ton.”

NBC - Abbreviation for “New Bunker Charge.”

NOx - Abbreviation for “Nitrogen Oxides.” Refers to the gasses NO and NO2 produced from the reaction of nitrogen and oxygen
gases in the air during combustion.

Ocean Rate - See Base Rate

Origin - Location where shipment begins its movement.

OWS - Abbreviation for “Over Weight Surcharge.”

Piracy Surcharge - A charge assessed to compensate shipping companies for increased costs associated with avoiding piracy and
hijacking.

POD - Abbreviation for “Port of Destination.”

POL - Abbreviation for “Port of Loading.”

Port Dues - Fees charged by the harbor authority on ships using the port`s facilities.

Port of Entry - Port where cargo is unloaded and enters a country.

Port of Exit - Place where cargo is loaded and leaves a country.

PSS - Abbreviation for “Peak Season Surcharge.”

Release Fee - A fee charged by the destination port to release cargo for further movement or action.

SCS - Abbreviation for “Suez Canal Surcharge.” Used to compensate shipping companies for additional costs incurred due to
transiting the Suez Canal.

Sea Freight Rate - See Base Rate

SES - Abbreviation for “Special Equipment Surcharge.”

Shipper - The person or company who is usually the supplier or owner of commodities shipped. Also called Consignor.

Surcharge - An extra or additional charge.

Surtax - An extra or additional tax.

TAD - Abbreviation for “Transit Accompanying Document.” A document accompanying uncleared goods during transit from one
authorized location to another.

THC - Abbreviation for “Terminal Handling Charge.” Sometimes referred to as Capatazia, in particular in Brazil.

THC Destination - Terminal Handling Charges incurred at the destination port.

THC Origin - Terminal Handling Charges incurred at the port of origin.

Terminal Charge - A charge made for a service performed in a carrier’s terminal area.

Terror - The threat of terrorist acts against the shipping and port industry.

TEU - Abbreviation for “Twenty foot Equivalent Unit.”

Wharfage - A Charge assessed by a pier or dock owner against freight handled over the pier or dock or against a steamship
company using the pier or dock.

3PL - Abbreviation for “Third Party Logistics.” A company that provides logistics services to other companies for some or all of their
logistics needs. It typically includes warehousing and transportation services. Most 3PL’s also have freight forwarding licenses.



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A cubic meter is something 1 meter long by 1 meter wide by 1 meter high
(or 3.28 feet long by 3.28 feet wide by 3.28 feet high) ( 1m * 1m * 1m = 1 CUBIC METER)
3.28ft * 3.28ft * 3.28ft = 35 CUBIC FEET = 1 CUBIC METER

Technically cubic meter could be any combination of lengths as long as all three dimensions multiplied together equals 1.
0.5m * 0.5m * 4m = 1 CUBIC METER
5ft * 7ft * 1ft = 35 CUBIC FEET = 1 CUBIC METER

1 cubic meter = 35.314667 cubic feet
1 meter = 3.28084 foot (rounded)
(1m x 1m x 1m) = 1 m3 = (3.28084ft x 3.28084ft x 3.28084ft) = 35.3147 ft3 (rounded)














Shipping of 20 boxes sizes of 18”x14”x12” is equal to shipping 1.42 CUBIC METERS
(20x1.50’x1.67’x1’ = 50.1 cubic feet = 1.42 CUBIC METERS)
















Shipping of 6 boxes sizes of 18”x18”x22” is equal to shipping 0.7 CUBIC METER**
(6x1.50’x1.50’x1.83’ = 24.7 cubic feet = 0.7 CUBIC METERS)
















One metric meter = aprx. 3.28 metric feet
ONE CUBIC METER = aprx. 35 CUBIC FEET
Cubic Meter in FCL (Full Container Load in Ocean Freight)

As a rule international ocean freight rates with FCL - Full Container Load in the international ocean freight industry are based on
type on ocean freight containers, but on weight or volume shipped goods. In respect of the cubic meter shipper should be aware of
CUBIC CAPACITIES AND PAYLOADS of multimodal sea freight containers to be shipped from or to the USA.

Here are cubic capacities and payloads for mostly common used intermodal ocean freight containers:

20' STANDARD SEA FREIGHT CONTAINER = Cubic Capacity: 33.0 cbm (1,165 cubic ft) = Payload* :22,100 kg (48,721 lbs)
40' STANDARD SEA FREIGHT CONTAINER = Cubic Capacity: 67.3 cbm (2,377 cubic ft) = Payload*: 27,397 kg (60,401 lbs)
40' HIGH CUBE SEA FREIGHT CONTAINER = Cubic Capacity: 76.0 cbm (2,684 cubic ft) = Payload*: 29,600 kg (65,256 lbs)

*Payload weight exceeds over-the-road legal limits in US and Canada. Recommended maximum payload for the US and Canada
20 ft container:  10 pallets (avg)  / 34,000 lbs
40 ft container:  20 pallets (avg) /  44,000 lbs

*Over the road weight restrictions vary state to state so please confirm prior to loading.
*Each shipment is unique and depends on product weight, size and whether it is palletized or floor loaded.  
W/M = Weight or Measurement in respect of ocean freight and inland transportation (LTL)

W/M is the acronym for Weight or Measurement commonly used in international and domestic cargo transportation industries. It
means which ever is higher. W/M presents cargo density limit. I.e. light cargo is charged based on measure, while heavy cargo
based on weight. W/M may differ among carriers.

International shippers should be aware of CHARGEABLE WEIGHT AND CHARGEABLE VOLUME (WM) definitions used in different
modes of cargo transportation. In respect of international ocean freight and domestic inland freight modes the meanings of WM are:

INTERNATIONAL OCEAN FREIGHT MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: Since international shipping companies' vessel capacity is not
really limited by weight of cargo but by the hold of the ship, then charges for regular ocean freight shipments are based on the total
cargo volume. In general for ocean freight shipments, the weight of the cargo is not a pricing factor.

However there is a cargo density limit if WM ocean freight rates are present. It varies depending on international ocean freight
carriers, origins and destinations, etc. Regular international ocean freight shipments most likely will not exceed the density limit. In
general exporters and importers have to be aware of the ocean freight "U.S. 45 lbs rule", 45 lbs = 1 cubic foot. This means that if
density of international ocean freight exceeds 45 lbs per one cubic foot, then chargeable volume (total shipping cost) on the ocean
freight will be calculated using this formula:

Total Weight of ocean freight (in pounds) divided by 45 lbs = Chargeable Volume in cubic feet. The limit of 1 cubic meter = 750 kilos
can be used as well. However depending on ocean freight carrier, origin and destination etc, it may vary: 1 cbm = 500 kilos; 1 cbm
= 1000 kilos etc. The exporter or imported involved in an international ocean freight shipment should be advised about WM by the
international ocean freight carrier when making a booking.

THE U.S. DOMESTIC INLAND MODE OF TRANSPORTATION (Pickup or Line-haul charges): WM for Inland Trucking is more heavily
restricted then in the international ocean freight mode of transportation and subject to actual or dimensional weight verification. In
the USA chargeable weight for inland freight trucking should be calculated using this formula:

Chargeable Weight in Pounds = Actual Weight of the freight OR (Length x Width x Height in inches) divided by 194, whichever is
greater.

If WM rules apply then it should be indicated in our documents for each international ocean freight shipment.  
Cubic Meter in RO-RO (Roll On/Roll Off)

International ocean freight rates with international shipping companies that provide Ro-Ro service are based on cubic meter or
cubic foot and type of vehicle. Than bigger vehicle then higher the ocean freight rate and total shipping cost.

Total international Ro-Ro ocean freight rate will be calculated as a total volume of your vehicle shipped from the USA in cubic
meters or cubic feet multiplied to the ocean freight rate per cubic meter or cubic foot.


















Exemptions can be rates for shipping cars from US using Ro-Ro service. It can be a lump sum per vehicle depending on its size.
For example: Cars up to 600 cubic feet of total volume and up to 1.6 meters high - $1,300 lump sum + BAF & CAF etc. However, that
"lump sum" ocean freight rate is initially based on range of volume in cubic meters or cubic feet as well.
Normally on SEA LCL International shipping: As importer, there are 10 party involved with 9 vendor payments:
BEFORE any shipment arrangement, you should negotiate your shipping terms (
click here) with your supplier/factory & shipping company.
1. You/importer/Consignee.  
2. Your factory/supplier payments. (part of ISSUER of Bill-of-Lading)
3. Your foreign freight forwarder payment. (part of ISSUER of Bill-of-Lading)
4.
Your Cargo Insurance/all risk/total lost). (part of ISSUER of Bill-of-Lading)
5.
Your SF Filing Agent (SEA Shipment ONLY). (Customs Broker)
6.
Your Customs Clearing Agent payment.  (Customs Broker)
7.
Your US freight agent / freight forwarder / Carrier payment. (ISSUER of Arrival Notice)
8.
Your Exam US Customs Exam Site. & US Government Agencies.  (US Government)
9.
your CFS warehouse payment/LCL SEA shipment. (Warehouse)
10.
Domestic trucking arrange payment or Pick-up your shipment yourself.

NOTE:
2, 3 & 4 is ISSUER of Bill-of-Lading.     7 &  9  is ARRANGE by issuer of bill-of-lading
5 & 6 is ARRANGE by customs broker.
8 US Government
Normally on SEA Full Container International shipping: As importer, there are 10 party involved with 9 vendor payments:
BEFORE any shipment arrangement, you should negotiate your shipping terms (
click here) with your supplier/factory & shipping company.
1. You/importer.  
2. Your factory/supplier payments.
3. Your foreign freight forwarder payment.    
4.
Your Cargo Insurance/all risk/total lost).
5.
Your ISF Filing Agent (SEA Shipment ONLY).
6.
Your Customs Clearing Agent payment,
7.
Your US freight agent / freight forwarder / Carrier payment,
8.
Your Exam US Customs Exam Site. & US Government Agencies.   
9.
Your Sea Terminal Port payment/FULL Container,   
10.
Domestic trucking arrange payment or Pick-up your shipment yourself.  
Normally on AIR International shipping: As importer, there are 9 party involved with 8 payments:
BEFORE any shipment arrangement, you should negotiate your shipping terms (
click here) with your supplier/factory & shipping company.
1. You/importer.  
2. Your factory/supplier payments.
3. Your foreign freight forwarder payment.  
4.
Your Cargo Insurance/all risk/total lost).
5.
Your Customs Clearing Agent payment,
6.
Your US freight agent / freight forwarder / Carrier payment,     
7.
Your Exam US Customs Exam Site. & US Government Agencies.
8.
Your Airport Terminal Port payment,    
9.
Domestic trucking arrange payment or Pick-up your shipment yourself.   
Shipping Surcharges - CAF, BAF, All-In-one
Some of the way issuer Bill-of-Lading & issuer of Arrival Notice could pinch you to death

All in rate - meaning that the cost of transportation includes all the additional fees provided for under the conditions of carriage. For
example, in the case of freight under LILO, this means that in the U.S., except for freight, loading and unloading, also includes all
related costs, such as BAF, CAF, etc.

Basic Service Rate Additional (BSRA) is the charge levied by shipping companies to importers for LCL cargo, including the port
charges, transport to an unpacking depot (see CFS) subsequent sorting and storage of the goods and finally loading onto a vehicle
collecting the goods for delivery to the buyer

Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) - an adjustment to shipping companies' freight rates to take into account fluctuations in the cost of
fuel oil (bunkers) for their ships.

Currency Adjustment Factor (CAF) is an adjustment to shipping companies' freight rates to take into account the effect over time of
fluctuations in currency exchange rates.

Destination Delivery Charge (DDC) A charge assessed by the carrier for handling positioning of a full container within the container
yard.  Most of Forwarder will charge $25 per CBM / Min. $50.00

IHC - Inland Haulage Charges means the transportation charges from inland container freight station to sea port of loading or vice
versa.  If   Cargo freight station is away from sea port of loading, the shipper completes customs formalities at such container freight
station and arranges to move cargo to port of loading either by rail or road.  Normally, most of cargo in such locations is moved by
rail.  If moved by rail, the  charges of moving goods from such location to port of loading or movement charges from port to inland
freight station is known as Inland Haulage Charges.    Inland haulage charges vary CFS to CFS, as the distance from CFS to port of
loading varies one to another.  Inland Haulage Charges – IHC – is collected by shipping line when releasing Bill of lading for export
shipments, and when issuing Delivery Order in case of import.

IMO surcharge is applied when transporting goods classified by the UN as hazardous (in accordance with the IMDG code
(International Marine Dangerous Goods code)) , the shipping company imposes a surcharge on the sea freight. This relates to the
additional handling required for planning the goods at the terminal and onboard the ship.

ISPS or SEC - security charges

GRI - planned increase of a base rate from a certain date


THC, Terminal handling charge, levied by CY and CFS operators for goods passing through their operations. THC are additional
costs, on top of the sea freight, charged by the shipping company for the handling of containers at the container terminal before
being loaded onboard a vessel. Examples include the unloading of the container from a truck, stacking and transport from the
stacking location to just below the crane. This concerns FCL (Full Container Load) shipments.

Other way of look
THC, Terminal handling charge  is the charges collected by terminal authorities at each port against handling equipments and
maintenance.  THC varies port to port of each country, as the cost of handling at each port differs one to another port, depends up on
the total cost of port terminal handling at each location.   Normally, Terminal handling charges (THC) for exports is collected from
shipper by shipping lines while releasing Bill of Lading after completion of export customs clearance procedures.  In the case of
shipments moved from inland destinations other than sea port, the said THC is collected at same location while releasing bill of
lading by carrier.   The import terminal handling charges is collected by shipping carriers at the time of issuing delivery order to
consignee to take delivery of goods.

Heavy Weight Charge is a surcharge for exceeding certain weight. 20ft containers exceeding the weight of 14,000 kg tare
(container) are subject to a heavy weight surcharge (HWT). An empty 20ft container weighs approximately 2,300 kg. 40ft containers
are not subject to a heavy weight surcharge. Both 20ft and 40ft containers can carry a load of more than 28,000 kg.

Port Congestion Surcharge applied by shipping lines to cover losses caused by congestion and idle time for vessels serving that
port. Shipping lines therefore have the right to impose a surcharge on the freight to recover revenue lost. Another factor which
influences port congestion surcharge would be labour disputes. Port congestion surcharges are calculated as a percentage of the
freight rate.

PSS (Peak Season Surcharge) is added to cargo moving from ASIA. This fee remains in effect for the duration of a typical Peak
Season, currently from June 1 - October 31.

Winter Surcharge is imposed for all containers to cover extra costs related to serving the port due to harsh weather, convoy
restrictions, ice conditions etc. This surcharge is only effective during winter period.


Additional terms and fees to local agents of the line usually via port forwarding.

Demurrage penalties are imposed for excess use of container from its unloading at the terminal until the return of empty containers
at the port (for imports) or from the date of receipt of the empty container to be loaded before the loading of a container loaded on a
ship (for exports).

Period of container can be divided into Demurrage and Detention. Then Demurrage penalties imposed for excess use of
container from its unloading at the terminal until the time of export from the terminal. Detention penalties imposed for excess usage
container since its removal from the terminal until the return of empty containers at the port.

Administrative Fee = B / LFee = DocsFee (available in other notation) - Fees local agent line for paperwork. May apply for a bill of
lading or container.


Additional port charges are paid port to port usually via port forwarding, can be collected directly to the port or the local agents of
lines.

Storage - the rate for excess storage of cargo at the port. Is calculated from the moment of unloading at the terminal until the
time of export from the terminal. Charged are charged at port rates. Usually quoted for TEU, s increasing the scale (longer the
carrier is in port, the more expensive each day of storage).

For nomination for inspection - the rate for work on putting the container on the ground clearance (Customs, health, etc.). Charged
at the rate the port, in fact. Rates for additional operations - the rates for any port is not provided for in the usual way of handling
container (repacking, weighing, sealing, labeling, etc.). Charged at the rate the port, in fact.


Sample rates for local payments in the port
Containerships: 130 EUR THC + 25 EUR docs + 1950 EUR m / h = 205 EUR;
HAPAG: 75 eur THC + 6 EUR ISPS + 35 EUR docs + 1925 EUR m / h = 141 EUR;
Export of container - 10 day free trial, the first 5 days - 15 Eur / day, 6 days 30 EUR / day;
Keeping contact. - 5 days free of charge, day 6 - 9 Eur / day;
MSC: 100 EUR THC + 40 EUR docs + m / h 1940 EUR + ISPS 15 EUR = 195 EUR;
MAERSK: 120 EUR THC + 35 EUR ddf + 6 EUR ISPS + 1930 EUR m / h = 191 EUR;
Hamburg Sud: 110 EUR THC + 30 EUR docs + 16 EUR ISPS = 156 EUR;
OOCL: 74 EUR THC + 30 EUR docs + 11 EUR ISPS + m / h 30 EUR = 145 EUR.
CHARGE CODE                    CHARGE NAME
ABB        DAMAGED CONTAINER
ABF        AIR BAG FEE
ABG        AIR BAG FEE
ABR        EXPENSES  ABROAD
ACO        COD (AGENT LOCAL)
ADF        ADDITIONAL OCEAN FREIGHT
ADG        ADDITIONAL HAULAGE
ADH        ADDITIONAL HAULAGE
ADM        ADMINISTRATIVE FEE
ADN        ADMINISTRATION CHARGE
ADS        ADDITIONAL SURCHARGE    
ADT        ADDITIONAL CONT MOVEMENT
ADV        ADVANCE CHARGE   
AFC        AGENCY FEE
AGC        ADEN GULF CROSSING SURCHARGE
AHW        HIGH WATER ADDITIONAL
AID        ALTERATION OF ISSUED DOCUMENTS (IMPORT)
ALC        ALAMEDA CORRIDOR C
ALD        ALLOWANCE DISCOUNT
ALE        ADDITIONAL LIFTING OF EMPT CNTRS BY CUSTOMER ORDER
ALF        ADDITIONAL LIFTING OF FULL CNTRS BY CUSTOMER ORDER
ALW        LOW WATER ADDITIONAL
AMB        B/L AMENDMENT  FEE
AMC        ADMINISTRATION CHARGE
AML        RESERVED FOR FUTURE
AMV        ADMINISTRATION CHARGE
ANF        ARRIVAL NOTICE FEE
API        ANIMALS & PLANTS I
ARB        ARBITRARY        
ASS        ASSISTANCE
ATD        ATTENDANCE
ATT        ATTENDANCE       
AVL        AD VALOREM 2%    
B25        BROKERAGE (2_5%)
B2K        BROKERAGE (2%)
B3K        BROKERAGE (3%)
B4K        BROKERAGE (4%)
B5K        BROKERAGE (5%)
B6K        BROKERAGE (6%)
BAF        BUNKER ADJUSTMENT FACTOR
BAR        BARGE
BCC        BC CARBON TAX
BCF        BOOKING CHANGE FEE
BCS        PORT CONTINGENCY SURCHARGE
BDG        BRIDGE TAX
BFT        BRAZILIAN FEDERAL POLICY TAX
BHS        BANK HOLIDAY  CHARGE
BKC        BOOKING FEE-COMMON FEEDER
BKF        BOOKING FEE
BLA        B/L AMENDMENT FEE (CUSTOM)
BLB        BL AMENDMENT BEFORE MANIFEST FILING
BLC        BILL OF LADING CHANGE FEE
BLD        B/L DELAY FEE
BLF        B/L FEE          
BLL        B/L CHANGE FEE
BLM        BL AMENDMENT AFTER MANIFEST FILING
BLN        B/L (NON-NEG.) FEE
BLO        B/L (ORIGINALS) FE
BLS        SEAWAYBILL FEE   
BLT        B/L AMENDMENT  FEE
BLW        B/L WARRANTY     
BMT        BMT              
BOK        BOOKING FEE
BR        B.S.R.A          
BSF        B/L SURRENDER FEE
BSL        B/L SPLIT AND COMBINATION
BTP        BARGE THROUGH PUT CHARGE
BTW        BTW
BVI        BV INSPECTION FEE
BWW        B/L AMEND FEE-WITHOUT CUSTOMS WORK
CAA        CUSTOM AREA ASSISTANCE
CAD        CARGO ADMINISTRATION
CAF        CURRENCY ADJUSTMENT FACTOR
CAL        CAF ON L/T - DESTINATION
CAN        CAN FEE
CAO        CAF ON L/T - ORIGIN
CAP        CAPATAZIAS       
CAS        STORAGE CALCULATION
CAT        CONT ASSIGNING FOR LT
CBL        COMBINE FRT
CCC        CONT CLEANING FEE-CHEMICAL
CCE        CUSTOM CLEARANCE EXPENSES
CCL        CONTAINER CLEANING CHARGE
CCS        CARGO COMPENSATION  SURCHARGE
CCV        CONTAINER COVER  
CCW        CONT CLEANING FEE-WASHING
CD        CONFERENCE DISCOUNT
CD3        CHASSIS DAMAGE - - 3RD PARTY COLLECTION
CDC        CUSTOMS DECLARATION
CDD        CUSTOMS DECLARATION CORRECTOR
CDI        CONTAINER DISCOUNT
CDO        COMBINE D/ORDERS
CDQ        CONT DEPOSIT
CDS        CHANGE OF DESTINATION
CDU        CUSTOMS DOCUMENTATION
CER        CERTIFICATE
CEX        CUSTOMS EXAMINATION
CF        CENTRAL FREIGHT BUREAU
CFB        COLLECTION FEE (ON COLLECT)
CFD        COLLECTION ON DEMURRAGE
CFE        C.O.D COLLECTION FEE
CFI        COLLECTION FEE (ON PREPAID)
CFN        CUSTOM FINE
CFS        C.F.S.           
CFT        CENTRAL FREIGHT STATION
CFU        CONT. FULL  CHARGE
CHB        CHEQUE BOUNCE
CHC        CONTAINER HOLD
CHD        CONTAINER HANDLING FEE
CHF        CASH HANDLING FEE
CHL        CONTAINER HOLDING CHARGE
CHN        CONT. HANDLING CHARGE
CHS        CHASSIS CHARGE   
CHT        CONT HANDLING (INTO TERMINAL)
CID        CUSTOMS INSPECTION (EXP_EMPTY)
CIE        CUSTOMS INSPECTION (EXP_FULL)
CII        CUSTOMS INSPECTION (IMP)
CIR        CARGO  INSURANCE RECRUITMENT
CIS        SECOND CUSTOMS INSPECTION (IMP)
CLC        COLLECT CHARGE   
CLE        CLEANING
CLF        COLLECTION FEES  
CLL        CONT CLEANING CHARGE
CLN        CONTAINER CLEANING
CLR        CLAIMS RECOVERY
CLS        CONTAINER LOST
CLV        CLEANING
CLZ        CLEANING & WASHING  - HAZ
CMA        CONTAINER DAMAGE CHARGES
CMC        CLAIM COMPENSATION
CMD        CARGO MISDECLARATION CHARGE
CMF        CHANGE MANIFEST FEE
CMG        CUSTOM MANIFEST REGISTRATION
CMH        COMISSION ON MERCHANT HAULAGE
CMR        CARGO MISDECLARATION CHARGE
CMU        COMMUNICATION FEE
CND        CONFERENCE DISCOUNT
CNI        CONTAINER INSURANCE
CNL        CONGESTION AT LOAD PORT
CNR        CONTAINER RENT   
CNS        CONGESTION AT DISC PORT
COA        CHANGE OF STATUS
COC        C.O.D COMMISION    
COD        C.O.D - CASH ON DELIVERY          
COF        COLLECTION FEE   
COG        CORRECTION  CARGO FEE
COM        CUSTOMS OVERTIME
CON        CONVERSION
COO        CERTIFICATE OF ORIGINAL
COR        CORRECTION  FREIGHT FEE
COS        CONT CLEANING FEE- SWEEPING
COT        CUSTOMS OVERTIME
COU        COURIER CHARGE
COV        COST RECOVERY SURCHARGE
CPI        CONT POSITIONING FOR INSPECTION
CPR        CONTAINER PREMIUM
CPS        CHECKPOINT ASSISTANCE SERVICE
CRA        CRANE LIFT       
CRC        CIRCUMSTANCE SURCH
CRF        C.O.D REFUND
CRO        CNTR REPAIRING COST
CRP        COST RECOVERY PROGRAM
CRS        COST RECOVERY SUPPLEMENT
CRT        CRAN          
CSD        CONT. SERVICE CHARGE - IMPORT
CSF        CONTAINER SERVICE FEE
CSL        COORDINATION/SEAL
CSO        STUFFING IN PORT
CSP        CUSTOMS PENALTY  
CSS        CESS CHARGE      
CST        STUFFING IN PORT
CTA        CUSTOM TARIFF RIGHTS
CTD        CUSTODY FEE      
CTF        CROSS TRADE FEE
CTR        CLEAN TRUCK FEE SURCHARGE
CTX        CONTAINER TAX    
CUC        CUSTOM CLEARANCE EXPENSES
CUD        CUSTOMS DISPATCH
CUF        CUSTOM FINE
CUP        CUSTOMS PENALTY
CUS        CUSTOM DECLARATION
CUU        CONTAINER USAGE CHARGE
CUX        CUSTOMS EXAMINATION
CVN        CHANGE VESSEL NAME
CYC        CONTAINER YARD CHARGE
CYD        CY/CFS DISCOUNT  
DAC        DEM ADMIN CHARGE
DAE        D.A.E.
DBF        DIRECT BOOKING FEE
DC2        B/L (DOC) FEE   (2)
DC3        B/L (DOC) FEE   (3)
DCA        DEMURRAGE CALCULATION
DCB        DISPATCHING CONTRIBUTION (VLC THROUGH TRG)
DCC        DECLARATION CCIAA
DCD        PICKUP & DELIVERY
DCE        DOC FEE
DCF        LANDING FEE      
DCL        DECLARATION FEE
DCO        DV CONTAINER DAMAGE
DCT        IMPORT DECLARATION FEE
DCV        DECLARATION VARIOUS
DDC        DESTINATION DELIVER CHARGE
DDL        DIRECT DELIVERY
DDP        DELIVERY PORTERAGES
DEC        DEMURRAGE / STORAGE
DEE        DEMOUNTING EMPTY CONTAINER
DEF        DEAD FREIGHT
DEH        DEMURRAGE HAULIER
DEM        DEMURRAGE        
DEP        DEMURRAGE DEPOSIT
DET        VEHICLE DETENTION
DEV        DEVANNING CHARGE
DEW        EMPTY CNTR FROM THE WAREHOUSE TO THE STUFFING
DFE        DOCUMENTATION FEE
DFW        FULL CNTR FROM THE STUFFING TO THE WAREHOUSE
DFY        DOCUMENTATION FEE (EMPTY)
DGD        DG SURCHARGE - DESTINATION PORT
DGR        D.G LABEL REMOVAL CHARGE
DHA        DEMURRAGE HAULIER
DHL        COURIER CHARGE   
DIC        DISPACH CONTS
DID        DIRECT DELIVERY
DIE        DISCHARGING EXPENSES
DIF        DEPOT INFRASTRUCTURE FEE
DII        DEMURRAGE IN PORT - IMPORT
DIM        DEMURRAGE IN PORT - IMPORT
DIR        INTERMODAL RAIL DEMURRAGE
DIS        DISINFECTION TAX
DIT        DISINFECTION TAX
DIU        DIRECT UNSTUFFING
DIV        VEHICLE DIVERSION
DLP        DELAYED PAYMENT
DME        DISCHARGE EMPTY CONTAINER
DMO        DEMURRAGE - EXPORT
DMP        DEMURRAGE DEPOSIT
DO        DELIVERY ORDER FEE   
DOC        B/L (DOC) FEE    
DOE        DEMURRAGE OUT PORT - EXPORT
DOF        DOCUMENTATION FEES
DOI        DEMURRAGE OUT PORT - IMPORT
DOL        INBOUND DOC FEE
DOO        DOOR OFF
DOR        DO REVALIDATION FEES - IMPORT
DOS        DOCUMENTATION STAMP
DOT        DELIVERY ORDER FEE
DOV        B/L (DOC) FEE
DOZ        DOC FEE
DPD        DEPOSIT DEMURRAGE
DPE        DEMURRAGE IN PORT - EXPORT
DPS        DESTINATION PORT/TERMINAL SECURITY CHARGE
DRC        DRC COMMISSION
DRE        DIFFERENCE IN R.O.E
DRO        DROP OFF         
DRY        DRAYAGE          
DSB        DISBURSEMENT     
DST        DEMURRAGE STREET-TURN
DTA        DETENTION
DTC        VSL DETENTION CHARGE
DTI        DTI LEVY         
DTN        DETENTION
DTR        DOUBLE TRIP
DTT        DETENTION
DUE        PORT DUES        
DUI        DUPLICATE INVOICE FEE
DVA        DOCUMENTATION FEE
DVI        DIVERSION        
DVO        DELIVERY ORDER FEE
DVT        DEVIATION
E01        LATE BL FEE
E02        T.H.C. HAZ CARGO
E03        T.H.C. GENERAL CARGO
E05        SERVICE FEE (CARRIER)
E06        HANDOVER FEE (MERCHANT)
E07        RAILAGE -HEAVY
E08        CTO AMEND. FEE
E09        MANIFEST CORRECTOR FEE
E10        RAILAGE HAZ SURCHARGE - HEAVY
E11        REEFER SURCHARGE  + THC
E12        OOG SURCHARGE + THC
E13        CHANGE OF DESTINATION
E14        MISDECLARATION OF WEIGHT
E15        BOOKING CANCELLATION
E16        TELEX RELEASE FEE
E17        REEFER INSPECTION FEE
E18        THC - COMBI/CONVENTIONAL
E19        THC DIFF COMBI/CONV
E20        FUEL SURCHARGE LEVY
E21        LATE ARRIVAL
E22        RAILAGE HAZ SURCHARGE - LIGHT
E23        B/L FRAMING FEE
E24        RAILAGE - LIGHT
E25        LATE BOOKING CANCELLATION
E27        EXTRA / LATE RECEIVAL COSTS
E33        FOOD QUALITY UPGRADE
E37        CARGO DUES
E38        AGENCY
E51        DPI CERTIFICATE
E56        CMR FEE
E58        LAND BASED SECURITY
EBF        EDI BOOKING FEE
EBK        EDI BOOKING FEE
EBS        EMERGENCY BUNKER CHARGE
ECC        ECOLOGICAL CONTROL
ECF        EQUIPMENT CONTROL CHARGE
ECH        EMERGENCY CARGO HANDLING SURCHARGE
ECN        ECN              
ECS        CONGESTION SURCHARGE
EDI        ELECTRONIC DATA INTERCHANGE
EDS        EXTRA DOC SET FEE
EES        EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT SURCHARGE
EFC        EQUIPMENT FREE CIRCULATION
EHC        EHC              
EIR        E.I.R
EIS        EQUIPMENT IMBALANCE SURCHARGE
EL        EXTRA LENGTH     
ELC        ELECTRICITY
ELE        ELECTRICITY
ELH        EQUIPMENT/LABOUR HIRE
ELI        ELECTRICITY
ELR        EXTRA/LATE RECEIVAL COSTS
ELT        ELECTRICITY
EMS        E.R.C - EMERGENCY REVENUE CHARGE
EMT        EMPTY RETURN
ENV        ENVELOPES        
EQI        E.I.R
EQS        EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT CHARGE
ERC        EXTRA RECEIVAL COS
ERP        EMPTY REPOSITIONING COSTS
ERS        EMPTY RETURN SURVEY
ERT        EMPTY RETURN SURVEY
ETC        EQUIPMENT TRANSFER CHARGE
ETD        ELECTRONIC DATA INTERCHANGE
ETE        TRANSHIPMENT EXPENSES
ETP        EMERG.TRANS.PART
ETR        EQUIPMENT TRANSFER CHARGE
ETZ        EQUIPMENT TRANSFER CHARGE
EUR        EUR1 PREPARATION
EVA        EVACUATION
EWD        SHIPPERS FORWARDING
EWH        EXPORT WHARFAGES
EWR        INTERIM WAR RISK SURCHARGE
EXA        CUSTOMS EXAMINATION
EXB        ADDITIONAL CUSTOMS EXAMINATION
EXC        EXCESS CONTAINER WEIGHT ASSESSMENT
EXD        EXTRA DOC SET FEE
EXF        EX. FACTORY COSTS
EXR        EXTRA CHARGE ROMAN
EXT        EXTRA MAN        
EXW        EXTRA WEIGHT
F01        FRAIS DOSSIER        
F02        CONTR. PORTUAIRE
F03        DOUANE     
F04        EMPOTAGE         
F05        ENREGISTREMENT   
F06        FRAIS DIVERS     
F07        FRAIS PROTIS     
F08        F. LIASSE        
F09        ISE A DISPOSITION
F10        PEAGE A LA SORTIE
F11        RELEVAGE         
F12        TRANSPORT
F13        MOUVEMENT SUR TERM
F14        ELECTRICITY    
F15        ETABLISSEMENT  T1
F16        FRAIS FIXE       
F17        MANUTENTION SUR TE
F18        MISE A DISPOSITION
F19        PEAGE PORTUAIRE  
F20        SURESTARIES      
F21        ETABLISS. BL
F22        T.V.A.           
F23        APUREMENT DOUANE    
F24        VETERINARE INSPECTION
F25        SURRESTARIES (W/O VAT)
F26        TRANSPORTATION - LOCAL
FAC        FORWARDING AGENTS CHARGE
FAF        FUEL ADJUSTMENT FACTOR
FCA        FIRST CARRIER    
FCD        FIOS COLLECTION DEPOSIT
FCL        FULL CONT. LOAD SURCHARGE
FCR        FCL ABATEMENT    
FCT        FACILITY CHARGE
FDG        FOOD GRADE CONT. CHARGE
FDS        1ST DAY STORAGE  
FEC        PHOTO EXPENSES CHARGE
FF3        FREIGHT FORWARDER COMMISSION
FF4        FREIGHT FORWARDER COMMISSION
FF5        FREIGHT FORWARDER COMMISSION
FFC        FREIGHT FORWARDER COMMISSION
FFF        FREIGHT FORWARDER COMMISSION
FFI        FREE IN FREE ZONE
FFL        FREIGHT FORWARDER COMMISSION
FFZ        FREE IN FREE ZONE
FGC        FOOD GRADE CONT. CHARGE
FIC        FREE-IN CHARGE   
FIO        FREE IN/OUT
FIS        FISCAL REPRESENTATION
FIT        FISCAL STAMPS
FLO        FUEL SURCHARGE ON  L/T -ORIG
FLT        FUEL SURCHARGE ON  L/T- DEST
FLX        FLEXITANK  SURCHARGE
FME        FUMIGATION FEE
FNS        FINE
FOB        FOB CONTRIBUTION
FOC        FREE-OUT CHARGE  
FPF        FACILITATION PROCESSING FEES
FPV        FIRE PREVENTION CONTROL (VAT)
FRE        FREE IN/OUT
FRF        FREE OUT FREE ZONE
FRL        FIRST RELEASE
FRO        FREE IN/OUT
FRT        OCEAN FREIGHT    
FRX        FRUSTRATED EXPORT
FRZ        FREE OUT FREE ZONE
FS        FUEL SURCHARGE   
FSC        FREIGHT SURCHARGE
FSR        FUEL SURCHARGE
FSS        FISCAL STAMPS
FTT        FUTILE TRIP
FTX        FREIGHT TAX SURCHARGE
FUF        FUMIGATION FEE
FUM        FUMIGATION       
FUT        FUTILE TRIP      
GAH        GOH  CONTAINER CHARGE
GET        GETASA
GIF        GOVERNMENT INSPECTION FEE
GIO        GATE CHARGE
GLF        LANDING FEE
GNS        GENSET SERVICE  
GOH        GOH  CONTAINER CHARGE
GOI        GOVERNMENT INSPECTION FEE
GPO        GREEK PORT OPERATION
GRB        BANK GUARANTEE BOND   
GRI        GENERAL RATE INCREASE
GRR        GROUND RENT
GST        GENSET CHARGE   
GTE        GATE OUT
GTO        GATE OUT
GTX        GOODS AND SERVICES
GUT        GUATEMALA TAX     
GVA        VAT (GHANA)
HAC        HAZ ADDITIONAL CHARGE
HAD        HAIFA/ASHDOD DIFFERENTIAL
HAL        HAULAGE
HAZ        HAZARDOUS ADDITION
HBL        IMPORT HBL CHARGES
HCA        HIGH CUBE ADDITIONAL
HCU        CONT USE       
HDE        HANDLING DEPOT IN/OUT
HDP        HANDLING DEPOT IN/OUT
HID        HIDELINER         
HL        HEAVY LIFT       
HMC        CUSTOMS CLEARANCE FORMALITIES
HN        HANDLING SURCHARGE
HND        HANDLING FEES    
HOG        HOUSEHOLD GOODS  AND/OR AUTO INTERMODAL CHARGE
HOS        HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND/OR AUTO INTERMODAL
HRD        HARBOUR DUES     
HUL        HAULAGE CHARGE    
HZC        HAZ ADDITIONAL CHARGE
HZR        IMO REPORTING
IAC        INTERMODAL ADMINISTRATIVE CHARGE
ICA        WINTER (ICE) ADDITION     
ICC        IMO CARGO SURVEILLANCE
GRI        GENERAL RATE INCREASE
GRR        GROUND RENT
GST        GENSET CHARGE   
GTE        GATE OUT
GTO        GATE OUT
GTX        GOODS AND SERVICES
GUT        GUATEMALA TAX    
GVA        VAT (GHANA)
HAC        HAZ ADDITIONAL CHARGE
HAD        HAIFA/ASHDOD DIFFERENTIAL
HAL        HAULAGE
HAZ        HAZARDOUS ADDITION
HBL        IMPORT HBL CHARGES
HCA        HIGH CUBE ADDITIONAL
HCU        CONT USE       
HDE        HANDLING DEPOT IN/OUT
HDP        HANDLING DEPOT IN/OUT
HID        HIDELINER        
HL        HEAVY LIFT       
HMC        CUSTOMS CLEARANCE FORMALITIES
HN        HANDLING SURCHARGE
HND        HANDLING FEES    
HOG        HOUSEHOLD GOODS  AND/OR AUTO INTERMODAL CHARGE
HOS        HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND/OR AUTO INTERMODAL
HRD        HARBOUR DUES     
INP        INSPECTION  FEES  
INS        INSURANCE ON POLITICAL B/L
INT        INTEREST
INW        INTERMODAL SERVICE CHARGE-WESTCOAST
IPF        INLAND POINT FEE
IPM        IMO PERMISSION
IPS        INTERNATIONAL SHIP SECURITY
ISA        IMMEDIATE SPECIAL ALLOWANCE
ISC        SERVICE CHARGE
ISF        IMPORT SECURITY FILING
ISP        ISPS- PORT/TERMINAL SECURITY
IST        ISTHMUS CHARGE   
ITC        IT   CHARGE
ITL        ITALIAN OPERATION
ITR        INTERCHANGE FEES
ITS        ITC CONTRIBUTION
IUF        INSPECTION FEE
IVA        IVA RECOVERY
IWR        ISRAEL EMERGENCY WAR RISK SURCHARGE
JEC        IN OUTSIDE BUS. AUX. ECESS TAX
JHE        IN OUTSIDE BUS. AUX. HCESS TAX
JPH        JAPAN HARBOUR MANAGEMENT FUND
JST        IN OUTSIDE BUS. AUX. SERVICE TAX
KLG        KEELUNG SURCHARGE
L03        RAIL ADMINISTRATION FEE
L05        YARD MOVES
L06        LIFT CHARGES
L07        CUSTOMS EXAM STORAGE
L09        CART/LIFTS CUSTOMS EXAM
L10        LIFTS AND TRANSPORT
L13        JNB B/L TURN IN FEE
L16        UNPACKING CHARGE
L17        LCL
L18        RAIL TRANSPORTATION
L19        CONT TURN IN FEE
L20        HARARE TURN-IN
L24        TAILBORD INSPECTION - SACD
L25        CMR AMENDMENT
L26        DEPOT LIFT ON / OFF
L27        LATE AMEND IMPORT FEE
L28        OVERBORDER DEPOSIT
L29        REMAINIFESTING FEE (COD)
L2L        TAILBORD INSPECTION- PORTNET (IN PORT)
L41        OPEN TOP TARP DEPOSIT
L43        MINIMUM CONTAINER
L44        LCL CARGO DUES
L47        TERMINAL STORAGE
L48        SATS AMEND FEE
L6        L.D.I. FEE
LAB        LASHING ABROAD   
LAI        LATE INVOICE FEE
LAS        LASHING EXPENSES
LC3        LOST CHASSIS - 3RD PARTY COLLECTION
LCD        L.C.L. DOCS      
LCF        CHANGE LICENSE FEE
LCL        LESS CONT. LOAD  
LCO        LASHING CERTIFICATE SURVEY FOR OOG OT/FL
LCS        L.C.L. STORAGE   
LCU        L.C.L. UNPACKING
LDA        LOADING ASSIST.
LDC        LAND TRANSPORT -  DESTINATION
LDF        DOCUMENTATION FEE
LDI        IMO CONTAINER LABELLING
LDO        LATE DOCUMENTATION CHARGE
LDP        LANDING PORTERAGES
LDU        LATE DOCUMENTATION CHARGE
LE        LOADING EXPENSES
LEV        COORDINATION/PICK-UP
LFI        LIFT ON/OFF - RAIL
LFO        LIFT ON/OFF
LFR        LIFT ON/OFF (RAIL)
LFT        LIFT ON / LIFT OFF
LFU        LOAD FULL CONTAINER
LIF        LIFT ON/OFF (TRUCK)
LIN        LINING CONTAINER
LIS        LT IMO CHARGE
LNA        LANDING ADDITIONAL
LNS        LINE SURCHARGE   
LO        LIFT ON/OFF (LOLO)
LOC        LINER OUT CHARGE
LOE        LOADING EXPENSES
LOF        LOGISTIC FEE
LOL        LOLO ADMINISTRATION
LOR        LOW CARRIAGE
LOY        LOLLY            
LSC        LASHING CHARGES
LSF        LOW SULPHUR FUEL SURCHARGE
LSH        LASHING CHARGES
LSI        LASHING CHARGE
LSO        LATE SI
LSS        LOW SULFUR SURCHARGE
LTD        LT DISCOUNT
LTE        LAND TRANSPORTATION (VAT)
LTL        LAND TRANSPORTATION (LOCAL)
LTO        LAND TRANSPORTATION - ORIGIN
LTP        LT PILE
LTR        LT RECHARGE CUSTOM
LTS        LTO SURCHARGE
LTT        LT RECHARGE TILTING PLATFORM
LWS        LOW WATER SURCHARGE
MAB        MANUAL BILL
MAF        IMPORT CONT MANAGMENT FEE
MAW        MANIFEST AMENDMENTS WITH CUSTOM
MCF        MANIFEST CORRECTOR
MCR        MANIFEST CORRECTOR
MEE        MIDDLE EAST EMERGENCY SURCHARGE
MEG        MEGA TEST        
MEX        MEXICAN TAX      
MFC        MOUNTING FULL CONTAINER
MFR        MINIMUM FREIGHT EQ
MNP        MANIPULATION
MNR        CNTR REPAIRING COST
MST        MULTISTOP        
MTL        MTL'S TERMINAL
MTR        MANIFEST TRANSMISSION FEE
MWT        MOTORWAY TAX
N01        WACHTUREN        
N02        L.C.L.. TOESLAG  
N03        LOSSINGSKOSTEN L.C
N04        GEBRUIK KEURSTATIO
N05        KEURRECHTEN      
N06        WEGEN            
N07        TRUCKINGL04  OPMAK
N08        T.H.C./T.H.D
N09        OPMAKEN G.P.C.   
N10        WALHUUR 20RF     
N11        ANR VERGOEDING 40'
N12        ANR VERGOEDING 20'
N13        EMPTY CONT DIVERSION         
N14        OPLADEN          
N15        WALHUUR 40RF     
N16        WALHUUR 40' FL   
N17        WALHUUR 20' FL   
N18        B/L SPLIT AND COMBINATION
N19        CONTAINER MOVEMENT  
N20        T.H.C. / INDIA LIJ
N21        LOODSHUUR        
NBF        NEGATIVE BAF     
NC        NEGATIVE C.A.F.  
NHI        NHIL (NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE LEVY)
NIC        NIGHT CHARGE
NIT        NITUL CHARGE
NOT        NOTIFICATION
NS        NEGATIVE SURCHARGE
NSL        NATIONAL SECURITY
NTT        NOTIFICATION
NZP        NEW ZEALAND PORT S
OCM        OCCUPATION MANAGEMENT
OCS        OUTBOUND ICD SURCHARGE
ODI        OTHER DISCOUNT   
OE        ONFORWARDING EXPENSES
ONC        ONCARRIAGE       
OPO        ORIGIN PORT SURCHARGE
OPS        ORIGIN PORT/TERMINAL SECURITY CHARGE
OPT        OPEN TOP CHARGE  
OTC        OTHER CHARGE    
OTE        OTHER CHARGE
OTH        OTHER CHARGE     
OTR        OTHER CHARGE
OUT        OUTPORT          
OVC        OVERWEIGHT CHARGE
OVE        OVERHEIGHT
OVG        OVERNIGHT CHARGE
OVH        OVERHEIGHT  CHARGE
OVN        OVER DIMENSION CHARGE
OVP        OVERWEIGHT PERMIT
OVR        OVERWEIGHT PERMIT
OVT        OVERTIME CHARGE
OVV        OVERWEIGHT CHARGE
OVW        OVER WIDTH       
OW        OVERWEIGHT CHARGE
OWC        ON WHEEL
PAC        PACKING CHARGE   
PAP        PRINT ADDITIONAL PAGE
PCC        PANAMA CANAL CHARGE
PCD        CHANGE OF DEST
PCE        PENALTY COVERAGE FEE
PCF        PENALTY COVERAGE FEE
PCH        CHANGE DISPORT   
PCR        PORT CHARGE     
PCU        P-CONT USE       
PHD        PORT CHARGE
PHF        PORT CHARGE (FOB)
PHI        SANITARY INSPECTION
PHT        PHILIPINE TAX    
PIA        POSITIONING IMO AREA
PIR        PRIMAGE
PIS        PEAK SEASON CHARGE
PLD        PALLET DISCOUNT  
PLI        PLUG IN IMPORT
PLS        PLUG IN IMPORT
PLU        PLUG IN CHARGE   
PMF        POWER MONITORING
POP        THIRD PLACE OF PAYMENT
POR        PORTUGUESE TAX   
POS        POSITIONING      
PPC        PRE-PULL CHARGE
PRC        PRECARRIAGE      
PRE        PRECARRIAGE
PRI        PORT RISK
PRM        PRIMAGE          
PRR        PRIMAGE
PRS        PRESHIPMENT CHARGES
PRT        PORT CHARGE
PS        POSITIVE SURCHARGE
PSC        PRECARRIAGE SUPPL. COSTS
PSE        POLICE ESCORT
PSN        PORT SCANNING
PST        PORT SANITARY FEE
PTI        P.T.I
PTT        POSTAGE & PETTIES
PUC        PICK UP CHARGE
PWR        POWER MONITORING
PWW        POWER MONITORING
Q/R        QUAY RENT        
QRI        QUAY RENT IMPORT
QUA        QUARANTINE FEES  
QUT        QUAY TRANSFERENCE
RAD        RADIOLOGICAL FEES
RAT        RAILAGE CHARGE   
RCC        ORIGIN RECEIVING CHARGE
RCF        REEFER CHART FEE
RCL        REEFER COOLING CHARGE
RCM        REFRIGERATED CARGO MAINTENANCE CHARGE
RCO        REEFER CONTAINER DAMAGE
RCR        REEFER CHART DOWNLOADING
RCS        REVENUE RECOVERY
RDC        REEFER CHART DOWNLOADING
RDO        REPRINT OF D/ORDER
RDP        3RD PARTY (TOTAL LOST)
RDU        REMOVAL OF DUNNAGE
REC        RELEASE CHARGE
RED        REDELIVERY       
REE        REEFER INSURANCE FOR DELIVERY
REF        REEFER INSPECTION FEE
REI        RESTUFFING IN PORT
REL        RELEASE OF EMPTY
REM        REMOVAL CHARGE   
REP        RESTUFFING IN PORT
RES        RESTOW CHARGE    
REV        RESTUFFING (VAT)
RFA        REEFER EQUIPMENT ADDITION  
RFC        REEFER FUEL CONSUMPTION SURCHARGE
RFH        REEFER HANDLING  
RFI        REEFER ELECTRICITY AND MONITORING
RFM        REEFER MONITORING
RFR        REEFER MONITORING
RFS        RAIL FREIGHT STATION
RHG        RAIL SURCHARGE-HOUSEHOLD GOODS
RIF        REEFER INSURANCE FOR DELIVERY
RIL        HANDLING RAIL STATION            
RLC        RELEASE CHARGE
RLM        RADIOLOGIC LABORATORY MEASUREMENTS
RLS        RLEASE WITHOUT OBL
RMB        REDUCED MIN B/L CH
RMO        REMOVAL CHARGES  
RMS        RAMSA
RMT        REEFER MONITORING
RNC        RENOMINATION CHARGES
RNG        RENOMINATION CHARGES - GTI
RNJ        RENOMINATION CHARGES - JNPT
RNN        RENOMINATION CHARGES - NSICT
RNT        RENT             
RPC        ROUTINE PATROL CHE
RPF        REPOSITIONING FEE
RPL        RIVER PLATE TOLL SURCHARGE
RPM        REEFER MAITAINACE/PRETRIP
RPR        RE-PRINT OF B/L COPY
RRP        RATE RESTORATION
RSH        RAIL SURCHARGE-HOUSEHOLD GOODS
RSM        RAIL SURCHARGE-HOUSEHOLD GOODS
RTA        REEFER TECHNICIAN ASSISTANCE
RTI        RESTORE ISC
SAC        B/L SPLIT AND COMBINATION
SAD        STORAGE
SAG        SHIP AGENT GROUP COMMISSION
SAL        SATURDAY LOADING
SAT        CUSTOMS DOCUMENTATION CHARGE
SBC        SHIP'S BAG
SBF        SWITCH B/L FEE
SBL        SWITCH B/L SURCHARE
SBS        SUBSTITUTE SERVICE TO DESTINATION PORTS
SC        SECOND CARRIER FREIGHT
SCA        SECURITY CHARGE
SCC        SHIPPER COMMISSION (C.C)
SCE        SECURITY CHARGE
SCI        SHIFTING CARGO IN STACKING AREA
SCL        CONT. SERVICE CHARGE - EXPORT
SCN        SCANNING CHARGE   
SCP        SHIPPER COMMISSION (P.P)
SCS        SCANNING CHARGE
SCT        SEA CARGO AUTOMATION
SDC        SPECIAL DISCOUNT
SDD        STORE DOOR DELIVERY
SDE        STORAGE/DEMURAGE CALCULATION
SDO        SPLITTING OF D/ORDER
SDS        TRANSPORTATION AT DESTINATION
SE        SPECIAL EQUIPMENT ADDITIONAL
SEA        SEALS HANDLING FEE
SEC        SECURITY CHARGE  
SED        SANTOS EMERGENCY DREDGING  FUNDS
SEE        SERVICE FEE
SEF        SEAWAYBILL FEE
SEH        SEAL  FEE
SEI        SEALS HANDLING FEE
SEK        SEAL FEE
SEL        COORDINATION/SEAL
SER        SPECIAL INVOICING REQUEST
SES        SPECIAL STOP
SEV        SEAL VALUE
SFA        SPECIAL EQUIPMENT FACILATION CHARGE
SGP        SECOND GATEPASS FE
SHA        SPECIAL COPY FOR HEALTH/AGRICULTURE  MINISTRY
SHC        SHIFTING CARGO
SHE        SHEETING         
SHF        CARGO SHIFTING
SHG        SHUT-OUT CHARGES - GTI
SHJ        SHUT-OUT CHARGES - JNPT
SHN        SHUT-OUT CHARGES - NSICT
SHO        SHUT-OUT CHARGES
SHP        SHIFT & POSITION EMPTY CONT
SHU        SHUNT            
SIC        SPECIAL INSURANCE
SIG        SIGNATURE FEE
SLC        SEAL FEE
SLM        SANITARY LABORATORY MEASUREMENTS
SLT        SLINGS CHARGE
SLU        SLUDGE
SM        SHIP MAIL
SM1        SHIP MAIL (1)
SMC        SECURITY MANIFEST CORRECTION  FEE
SMD        SECURITY MNFST DOCUMENTATION CHARGE
SMF        SMA FEE
SOE        STORAGE - EXPORT
SOI        STORAGE - IMPORT
SOP        STUFFING OUT PORT
SOR        TRANSPORTATION AT ORIGIN
SPA        SPANISH TAX      
SPN        SOUS PALAN
SPS        SPECIAL SURCHARGE
SRD        SPECIAL REDUCTION
SRX        SERVICE TAX CHARGE
SRY        SURVEY
SSD        CROSS SUEZ CHARGE          
SSF        SLIP-SHORT FEE/OFF LOADING COST
SSO        SLIP-SHORT FEE/OFF LOADING COST
SSR        SPECIAL SERVICE REQUEST
STA        CHANGE OF STATUS
STC        STORAGE    
STE        STORAGE
STF        STUFFING         
STG        STRIPPING        
STI        STEVEDORING
STK        STRIKE SURCHARGE
STM        STUFFING MATERIAL CHARGE
STN        STUFFING
STO        STORAGE CHARGE   
STR        SPECIAL TRANSFER TO OVERSEAS
STT        TRUCK STOP
STU        STUFFING
STV        STEVEDORING      
STX        STAMP TAX
SUP        SUPALAN
SUT        UNSTUFFING
SVC        IMPORT SERVICE FEE
SWF        SEAWAYBILL FEE
SWL        SWITCH B/L FEE
T1        COMMUNITARY TRANSIT FEE (T1)
T2L        T2L CUSTOMS      
T3        WHARFAGE
TAD        TALLY DUES
TBI        TAILBOARD INSPECTI
TCD        TRANSIT CONT DEPOSIT
TCF        TCFB FEES SURCHARGE
TDC        TRANSIT DOUCMENT CHARGE
TDS        TRADE SURCHARGE
TEL        TELEPHONE        
TFF        TERMINAL FEE FOR RE-HANDLING
TFO        TERMINAL FOR OUTSIDE STUFFING
TFR        TERMINAL FEE FOR RE-HANDLING
TGB        TUGBOAT SERVICE CHARGE
THC        TERM. HANDLING ORIGIN
THD        TERMINAL HANDLING CHARGE - DESTINATION
THE        THC - EMPTY
THF        THC - FULL
TIC        TURN IN CHARGE   
TIP        TIPPER CHASSIS   
TIR        TIR CARNET       
TLR        TELEX RELEASING FEE
TLT        TILT REMOVAL     
TLX        TELEX            
TND        TONNAGE DUES     
TOD        STORAGE OF MTY EXPORT CNTRS IN DEPOT
TOE        STORAGE - EXPORT
TOI        STORAGE - IMPORT
TOL        TOLL SURCHARGE   
TOM        STORAGE OF MTY EXPORT CNTRS IN PORT
TPP        THIRD PLACE PAYMENT CHARGE
TR        TRI-AXLE SURCHARGE
TRA        TAX FOR RESTRICTED AREA
TRC        TRANSIT GUARANTEE COMMISSION (T1)
TRD        TRANSIT CONT DEPOSIT
TRE        CLEAN TRUCK FEE
TRF        TELEX RELEASE FEE
TRH        TRAILER HIRE CHARGE
TRI        TRI-AXLE SURCHARGE
TRL        TELEX RELEASE FEE
TRN        TRANSFORMALITIES
TRS        TRANSPORTATION CHARGE      
TRX        TRI-AXLE CHARGE
TSC        TSC - TERMINAL SECURITY CHARGE
TSF        TSC - TERMINAL SECURITY CHARGE
TSM        TASAMERC
TST        TASATARA
TSV        TSV - TERMINAL SECURITY CHARGE
TTF        TRANSIT CUSTOMS FORMALITIES (VAT)
TUP        PORT TAX
TZ1        TRUCKING IN ZONE 1
TZ2        TRUCKING IN ZONE 2
TZ3        TRUCKING ZONE 3
UDA        UNDER DECK AWAY BOILER
ULE        CAR UNLOADING    
UNS        UNUTILIZED SPACE
UOP        UNSTUFFING IN PORT
USB        TRANSMISSION OF HOUSE B/L
USF        UNSTUFFING
USI        U.S.INTERMODAL ADJUSTMENT FACTOR
UST        UNSTUFFING       
UT        UTILIZATION
VAN        VANNING SURCHARGE
VCB        VIETNAM CURRENCY BANK CHARGE
VCD        VEHICLE DETENTION
VDE        VESSEL DELAY
VDI        VEHICLE DIVERSION
VET        VETERINARY INTERVENTION
VMS        VENEZUELA EMERGENC
VNC        CHANGE VESSEL NAME
VOO        VESSEL OPERATING SURCHARGE
VOS        VESSEL OPERATING
VTR        VETERINARY SERVICE
VTT        VAT ON L/T
W/L        WIRE LIFT
WAD        WASTED DAY CHARGE
WAJ        WASTED JOURNEY   
WAL        HALF WASTED DAY CHARGE
WCC        WASHING CHARGE - CHEMICAL
WCN        WASHING CHARGE
WCS        WASHING CHARGE- STEAM
WEC        WEIGHTING CHARGE
WEE        WEEKEND CHARGE
WEI        WEIGHTING CHARGE  
WF        WHARFAGE         
WHF        WHARFAGE
WIE        WEIGHTING CHARGE (EMPTY)
WR        WAR RISK SURCHARGE
WSC        WASHING CHARGE
WSS        WORK STOPPAGE SURCHARGE
WTC        ON WHEELS AND TERMINAL
WTT        WAITING
XPR        EXPRESS RELEASE
XPS        EXPRESS RELEASE
XTR        EXTRA EXPENSES SURCHARGE
YAC        YEN APPRECIATION CHARGE
YAO        YARD OCCUPANCY CHARGE
YOC        YARD OCCUPANCY CHARGE




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Some import have asked, why i'm i paying warehouse, arrival notice, shipping, duty/tax & etc.

Maybe this will help you to understand
Domestic (Retail)   vs  International b2b (Wholesaler):  
For example:  In domestic, let's say you bought the Rock for $10 (in Retail-Cost).  Most of $10 is including your sellers cost of doing business with cost of rock.   
Such fees, may included, their cost of warehouse, handling, stocking, security, liability Insurance, packing, labeling, Import tax-id that they paid, shipping cost from their
vendor, Employment Taxes (SSN, Medicare, FUTA, SUTA, Worker's Comp, Disability, Unemployment Insurance, etc.) + other cost of doing business and invoicing you.

But, for international business / b2b, all the fees are broken-down by EACH wholesaler VENDOR.   For Each importation there are about:
10 party involved   with   9 Vendors Payment or MORE: (1.  You/importer) (2.  Your Factory/Supplier)   (3.  ISSUER of  Bill-of-Lading / shippER/ LOADER to Vessel/aka: Your
FOREIGN Forwarder/trucking & ETC.)   (4.  Cargo  Insurance/maritime law /all risk / total lost / Certificate of Liability Insurance) (5.  ISF Filing / SEA Only)  (6.  Customs Entry /
Customs-Released) (7.  ISSUER of  Arrival Notice (AN) LCL = Overseer of BL, as it was instructed) /Arrival Notice (AN) FULL Container = Overseer of bill-of-lading) (8.  CFS
warehouse  fees//LCL /Freight-Released / Turnover) (9.  US Customs Exam) (10.  Domestic truck arrangement or  Pick-up your shipment YOURSELF) (11. etc)
Below InCoTerm = PRE-ARRANGED.
If you paid your shipper/supplier/factory for shipping cost,  
99% are CIF / CNF (InCoTerms), meaning you still need to pay for  Arrival  Notice,  warehouse//port.
All cargo are
PRE-ARRANGED  BEFORE leaving  FOREIGN Port, to warehouse//port//Issuer-of-(AN) (AWB)/Etc,  EXCEPT filing ISF,  Entry,  Bonds & Domestic Trucking (99%)