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SHIPPING GUIDE


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RULES FOR ANY MODE OR MODES OF TRANSPORT

  • EXW – Ex Work
  • FCA – Free Carrier
  • CPT – Carriage paid to
  • CIP – Carriage and Insurance paid to
  • DAT – Delivered at Terminal
  • DAP – Delivered at Place
  • DDP- Delivered Duty Paid

RULES FOR SEA AND INLAND WATERWAY TRANSPORT

  • FAS -Free along Ship
  • FOB -Free on Board
  • CFR -Cost and freight
  • CIF- Cost Insurance and Freight

EXPLANATION OF ABBREVIATIONS

  • Ad. Val. – Ad Valorem
  • A.Q. – Any Quantity
  • B.F. – Board Food or Board Fee
  • B/L – Bill of Lading
  • BAF – Bunker Adjustment Factor
  • BM – Board Measurement
  • CAF – Currency Adjustment Factor
  • CM or M3 – Cubic Meter
  • cc – Cubic Centimeter
  • Concl. – Concluded
  • Cont’d – Continued
  • CFS – Container Freight Station
  • Cft. Or cft. – Cubic Foot or Cubic Feet
  • cm. – Centimeter
  • Cntr(s) – Container(s)
  • CU – Cubic
  • Cwt – 100 Pounds
  • CY – Container Yard
  • DDC – Destination Delivery Charge Etc. – Et Cetera
  • Exc. – Exceeding
  • F.A.K. – Freight All Kinds
  • F.A.S. – Free Alongside Ship
  • FCL – Full Container Load
  • FEU – Forty Foot Equivalent Unit
  • F.I. – Free In
  • F.I.O. – Free In and Out
  • F.I.O.S. – Fee In, Out and Stowed
  • F.O. – Free Out
  • F.O.B. – Free On Board
  • F.M.C. – Federal Maritime Commission
  • Ft. – Feet or Foot
  • GOH – Garment on Hanger
  • Hdlg. Chgs. – Handling Charges
  • I.D. – Inside Diameter
  • i.e. – That is
  • I&S – Iron or Steel
  • Incl. – Inclusive
  • K.D. or K/D – Knocked Down
  • K.D.F. – Knocked Down Flat
  • Kilos – Kilograms
  • K/T – Kilo Ton
  • Lb. Or Lbs. – Pound or Pounds
  • LCL or LTL – Less than Container Load
  • LS – Lumpsum
  • L/T – Long Ton (2240 lbs.)
  • Lt/40 – Long Ton (2240 lbs.) or 40 Cubic Feet
  • M – 1 Cubic Meter
  • Max. – Maximum
  • MBF or MBM – 1,000 Feet Board Measure
  • Min. – Minimum
  • mm – Millimeter
  • n/exc. – Not Exceeding
  • N.O.S. – Not otherwise specified in this agreement
  • No. or Nos. – Number or Numbers
  • Pkg. Or Pkgs. – Package or Packages
  • PRC – People Republic of China
  • PRVI – Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
  • R/T – Revenue Ton
  • SL&C – Shipper’s Load and Count
  • Sq. Ft. – Square Foot or Square Feet
  • S/T – Short Ton (2000 lbs.)
  • SU or – Set Up
  • TEU – Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit
  • TRC – Terminal Receiving Charge
  • U.S.A. – United States of America
  • USD – United States Dollars
  • Viz. – Namely
  • Vol. – Volume
  • W – 1,000 kilos
  • W/M – 1,000 kilos or 1 cubic meter
  • WT – Weight

EXPLANATION OF ATFI CODES

  • 20 – 20 ft. – 40X – 40 ft., Any Height
  • 40S – 40ft., 8’0″ – 45S – 45 ft., 8’0″
  • 40 40 ft., 8’6″ – 45 – 45 ft., 8’6″
  • 40A – 40 ft., 9’0″ – High Cube – 45A – 45 ft., 9’0″
  • 40B – 40 ft., 9’6″ – High Cube – 45B – 45 ft., 9’6″
  • 45X – 45 ft., – Any Height

CONTAINER5 TEMPERATURE CODES

  • AC – Artificial Atmosphere Controlled
  • CLD – Chilled
  • FRZ – Frozen
  • HTD – Heated
  • N/A – Not applicable/Not Operating
  • RE – Refrigerated

CONTAINER TYPE CODES

  • AC – Atmosphere Control
  • FB – Flat Bed
  • FR – Flat Rack
  • GC – Garment Hanger
  • IM – Insulated
  • OT- Open Top
  • PC – Dry
  • RE – Reefer

HAZARD CODES

  • HAZ – Hazardous
  • NHZ – Non-Hazardous
  • N/A – Not Applicable

RATE BASIS CODE

  • AV – Ad Valorem
  • EA – Each (as defined)
  • LS – Lumpsum
  • M – Measure
  • PC – Per Container
  • W – Weight
  • WM – Weight/Measure

SERVICE CODES

  • S – Container Freight Station
  • Y – Container Yard
  • T – Terminal