Abbreviations

Abbreviations

The freight industry uses a huge amount of abbreviations for everything from units of measure to pricing and transport terms. We’ve gathered some of the most common ones here to help you to understand these terms:

AA – Always Afloat
AAAA – Always Accessible Always Afloat
AARA – Amsterdam-Antwerp-Rotterdam Area
ABT – About
ADCOM – Address Commission
ADV – Advice
AFSPS – Arrival First Sea Pilot Station (Norway)
AFFREIGHTMENT – The hiring of a ship in whole or part
AFT – At or towards the stern or rear of a ship
AGW – All Going Well
AHL – Australian Hold Ladders
ANTHAM – Antwerp-Hamburg Range
ANF – Arrival Notification Form. A document which advises a consignee or a container operator that goods or containers have arrived at the port of discharge (BIMCO)
APA – Administrative Procedure Act
APS – Arrival Pilot Station
ARAG – Amsterdam-Rotterdam–Antwerp-Ghent Range
A/S – Alongside
ASPW – Any Safe Port in the World
ATA – Actual Time of Arrival
ATD – Actual Time of Departure
ATDNSHINC – Any Time Day or Night Sundays and Holidays Included
ATUTC – Actual Times Used to Count

BAF – Bunker Adjustment Factor. A Fuel Surcharge expressed as percentage added or subtracted from the freight amount reflecting the movement in the market place price for bunkers
BALLAST – Heavy weight, often sea water, necessary for the stability and safety of a ship which is not carrying cargo
BAREBOAT CHTR – Bareboat Charter – Owners lease a specific ship and control its technical management and commercial operations only
B/B – Break Bulk
BBB – Before Breaking Bulk
BDI – Both Dates Inclusive
BENDS – Both Ends (Load & Discharge Ports)
BI – Both Inclusive
BIMCO – The Baltic and International Maritime Council
BL – (1) Bill of Lading (A document signed by the carrier which acts as a receipt and evidence of title to the cargo) / (2) Bale
BM – Beam
BEAM – The maximum breadth of a ship
BOB – Bunker on Board
BOFFER – Best Offer
BROB – Bunkers Remaining on Board
BSS – Basis
BSS 1/1 – Basis 1 Port to 1 Port
BT – Berth Terms
BUNDLING – This is the assembly of pieces of cargo, secured into one manageable unit. This is a very flexible description, a rule of thumb is to present cargo at a size easily handled by a large (20 tons) fork lift truck
BUNKERS – Name given for vessels Fuel and Diesel Oil supplies (Originates from coal bunkers)
BV – Bureau Veritas
BWAD – Brackish Water Arrival Draft

CAF – Currency Adjustment Factor (a surcharge on the ocean freight reflecting the fluctuation of currency exchange rates)
CBM – Cubic Meter
CBFT (or CFT) – Cubic Feet
C&D – Collect and Delivery (carriage from/to customers premises to/from CFS)
CFR (or C&F) – Cost and Freight
CFS – Container Freight Station (place for packing and unpacking LCL consigments)
CHOPT – Charterers Option
CHTRS – Charterers
CIF – Cost, Insurance & Freight. Seller pays all these costs to a nominated port or place of discharge
COA – Contract of Affreightment – Owners agree to accept a cost per revenue ton for cargo carried on a specific number of voyages
COACP – Contract of Affreightment Charter Party
COB – Close of Business
COD – Cash On Delivery
COGSA – Carriage of Goods by Sea Act
CONS – Consumption
COP – Custom Of Port
CNEE – Consignee
CNOR – Consignor
CP (or C/P) – Charter Party
CPD – Charterers Pay Dues
CPT – Carriage Paid To
CQD – Customary Quick Despatch
CROB – Cargo Remaining on Board
CRN – Crane
CST – Centistoke
CTR – Container Fitted
CVE – Communication / Victuals / Entertainment

DAPS – Days all Purposes (Total days for loading & discharging)
D.C. – Detention Clause
D.D. – Due Date.
DDU – Delivered Duty unpaid
DDP – Delivered Duty Paid
DEM – Demurrage
DESP – Despatch
DEST – Destination
DET – Detention
DG – Dangerous Goods
DHDATSBE – Despatch Half Demurrage on Actual Time Saved Both Ends
DHDWTSBE – Despatch Half Demurrage on Working Time Saved Both Ends
DISCH – Discharge
DK – Deck
DLOSP – Dropping Last Outwards Sea Pilot (Norway)
DO – Diesel Oil
D/O – Delivery Order
DOP – Dropping Outward Pilot
DOT – Department of Transport
DNRSAOCLONL – Discountless and Non-Returnable Ship and/or Cargo Lost or Not Lost
DRAFT – Depth to which a ship is immersed in water. The depth varies according to the design of the ship and will be greater or lesser depending not only on the weight of the ship and everything on board, but also on the density of the water in which the ship is lying
DRK – Derrick
DUNNAGE – Materials of various types, often timber or matting, placed among the cargo for separation, and hence protection from damage, for ventilation and, in the case of certain cargoes, to provide space in which the forks of a lift truck may be inserted.
DWAT (or DWT) – Deadweight. Weight of cargo, stores and water, i.e. the difference between lightship and loaded displacement

EC – East Coast
EIU – Even if Used
ELVENT – Electric Ventilation
ETA – Estimated Time of Arrival
ETC – Estimated Time of Completion
ETD – Estimated Time of Departure
ETS – Estimated Time of Sailing
EXCL – Exclusive
EXW – Ex Works

FAS – Free Alongside Ship. Seller delivers goods to appropriate dock or terminal at port of embarkation and buyer covers costs and risks of loading
FCA – Free Carrier
FCL – Full Container Load
FD – Free of Despatch
FDD – Freight Demurrage Deadfreight
FDIS – Free Discharge
FEU – Forty foot container equivalency unit – Standard 40‘Container.
FHEX – Fridays/Holidays Excluded
FHINC – Fridays/Holidays Included
FILO – Free In/Liner Out. Seafreight with which the shipper pays load costs and the carrier pays for discharge  Free In/Out. Freight booked
FIO – includes the seafreight, but no loading/discharging costs, i.e. the charterer pays for cost of loading and discharging cargo
FIOS – Free In/Out Stowed. As per FIO, but includes stowage costs.
FIOT – Free In/Out and Trimmed. As per FIOS but includes trimming – the levelling of bulk cargoes
FIOSLSD – Free In/Out Stowed, Lashed, Secured and Dunnaged. As per FIO, but includes cost of lashing securing and dunnaging cargo to Masters Satisfaction
FIOST – Free In/Out and Trimmed. Charterer pays for cost of loading/discharging cargo, including stowage and trimming
FIT – Free In Trimmed
FIW – Free In Wagon
FIXING – Chartering a Vessel
FLT – Full Liner Terms – Shipowner pays to load and discharge the cargo.
FMC – Federal Maritime Commission – US government agency
FMS – Fathoms – 6 feet
FO (IFO) – Fuel Oil/Intermediate FO
FOB – Free on Board. Seller sees the goods „over the ship‘s rail“ on to the ship which is arranged and paid for by the buyer
FOFFER – Firm Offer
FOG – For Our Guidance
FOQ – Free On Quay
FOR – Free On Rail
FORCE MAJEURE – Clause limiting responsibilities of the charterers, shippers and receivers due to events beyond their control
FOT – Free On Truck
FOW – (1) First Open Water / (2) Free On Wharf
FREE OUT – Free of discharge costs to Owners
FWAD – Fresh Water Departure Draft
FYG – For Your Guidance
FYI – For Your Information

GA – General Average
GLS – Gearless
GNCN – Gencon – a standard BIMCO charter party form
GN (or GR) – Grain (capacity)
GO – Gas Oil
GRD – Geared
GRT – Gross Registered Tonnage
GSB – Good Safe Berth
GSP – Good Safe Port
GTEE – Guarantee

2H – Second Half
HA – Hatch
HBL – House Bill of Lading
HDWTS – Half Despatch Working Time Saved
HMS – Heavy Metal Scrap
HO – Hold
HR / HRS – Hour(s)
HW – High Water

ILOHC – In Lieu of Holds Cleaning
IMDG – International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code
IMO – International Maritime Organisation
IND – Indication
INS – Insurance
INTERMODAL – Carriage of a commodity by different modes of transport, i.e. sea, road, rail and air within a single journey
INV – Invoice
ISO – International Standards Organisation
ISPS – International Ship & Port Facility Security
ITF – International Transport Federation – international body that regulates crewing of ships
IU – If Used
IUATUTC – If Used, Actual Time Used To Count
IUHATUTC – If Used, Half Actual Time Used To Count
IWL – Institute Warranty Limits

LANE METER – A method of measuring the space capacity of Ro/Ro ships whereby each unit of space (Linear Meter) is represented by an area of deck 1.0 meter in length x 2.0 meters in width
LASH – (1) Lighter Aboard Ship – a vessel that loads small barges direct from the water / (2) To hold goods in position by use of Ropes, Wires, Chains or Straps etc
LAT – Latitude
LC or L/C – Letter of Credit
LOA – Length Overall of the vessel
LOW – Last Open Water
LS (or LUMPS) – Lumpsum
LSD – Lashed Secured Dunnaged
LT – Liner Terms
LW – Low Water
LYCN – Laycan (Layday Cancelling Date)

MB – Merchant Broker
MDO (DO) – Marine Diesel Oil
MIN/MAX – Minimum/Maximum (cargo quantity)
MOLCHOPT – More or Less Charterers Option
MOLOO – More or Less Owners Option
MT – Metric Tonne (i.e. 1,000 kilos / 2204.6lbs)
M/V – Motor Vessel

N.A. – Not Available
NAABSA – Not Always Afloat But Safely Aground
NCB – National Cargo Bureau
NESTING – Implies that cargo is presented stacked in the contour of similarly shaped cargo, it may be likened to a stack of plates
NON-REVERSIBLE – (Detention). If loading completed sooner than expected, then saved days will not be added to discharge time allowed
NOR – Notice of Readiness
NRT – Net Registered Tonnage
NYPE – New York Produce Exchange

OO – Owners Option
OOG – Out of Gauge. Goods whose dimensions exceed those of the container/flat rack in which they are packed.
OP – OPerator
OSH – Open Shelter Deck
OT – On Truck
OWS – Owners

PASTUS – Past Us
PC – Period of Charter
PCGO – Part Cargo
PCT – Percent
PDPR – Per Day Pro Rata
PERDIEM – Per Diem – By the Day
PHPD – Per Hatch Per Day
POD – Port of Discharge
POL – Port of Loading
PRATIQUE – License or permission to use a port

RCVR – Receivers
REVERSIBLE – (Detention) If loading completed sooner than expected at load port, then days saved can be added to discharge operations
ROB – Remaining On Board
RT – Revenue Tonne (i.e. 1.0 metric Tonne or 1.0 cubic meter, whichever greater). The overall RT is calculated on a line by line basis of the Packing List using the largest amount. The overall freight liability is calculated on the total RT amount, multiplied by the freight rate

SATPM – Saturday P.M.
SB – Safe Berth
SD (or SID) – Single Decker
SEAFREIGHT – Costs charged for transporting goods over the sea. This does not cover any haulage or loading/discharging costs but the sea transport only.
SELFD – Self Discharging
SF – Stowage factor. Cubic space occupied by one ton (2,240 lbs/1,000 kgs) of cargo
SHINC – Sundays/Holidays Included
SHIPT – Shipment
SHPG – Shipping
SHEX – Sundays/Holidays Excluded
SKIDS – Are bearers (timber or steel) positioned under cargo to enable fork lift handling at port, and for ease of rigging and lashing on board ship.
SL – Bale (capacity)
SLI – Shippers Letter of Instruction
SN – Shipping Note
SOB – Shipped On Board
SOC – Shipper Owned Container
SOF – Statement Of Facts
SP – Safe Port
SRBL – Signing and Releasing Bill of Lading
SSHEX (or SATSHEX) – Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays Excluded
SSHINC (or SATSHINC) – Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays Included
STABILITY – It is paramount that a vessel is stable in all respects at all times. When cargo is loaded/discharged, the stability is monitored by a computer, which takes into account the weight and position of cargo within the vessel.
STARBOARD – Subject To Enough Merchandise (Availability of Cargo)
STD – Standard
STERN – The aft part of a ship
SUB – Subject (to)
SUPERCARGO – Person employed by a ship owner, shipping company, charterer of a ship or shipper of goods to supervise cargo handling operations. Often called a port captain.
SWAD – Salt Water Arrival Draft
SWDD – Salt Water Departure Draft

TBC – to be confirmed
TBN – to be nominated
TC – Time Charter – Owners agree to hire a particular ship for a set length of time
TCT – Time Charter Trip
TCP – Time Charter Party
T. DK – Tween Deck
TEU – Twenty Foot Equivalency Unit – Standard 20‘ Container
THC – TerminalHandling Cost
TO – Transhipment Order
TS – Transhipment
TTL – Total
TW – Tween Decker

UCP – Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits
UD – Under Deck
U.DK – Upper Deck
USC – Unless Sooner Commenced
UU – Unless Used
UUIUATUTC – Unless Used If Used Actual Time Used To Count

VAT – Value Added Tax
VPD – Vessel Pays Dues
VSL – Vessel

WCCON – Whether Customs Cleared Or Not
WIBON – Whether In Berth Or Not
WIFPON – Whether In Free Pratique or not
WIPON – Whether In Port Or Not
WLTOHC (distance) – Water Line-To-Hatch Coaming
WOG – Without Guarantee
WPD – Weather Permitting Day
WWD – Weather Working Day
WRIC – Wire Rods In Coils
WT – Weight
WWR – When, Where Ready
WWWW – Wibon, Wccon, Wifpon, Wipon

YAR – York Antwerp Rules

A

AAAlways Afloat
AAAAAlways Accessible Always Afloat
AARAAmsterdam-Antwerp-Rotterdam Area
ABTAbout
ADCOMAddress Commission
ADVAdvice
AFSPSArrival First Sea Pilot Station (Norway)
AFFREIGHTMENTThe hiring of a ship in whole or part
AFTAt or towards the stern or rear of a ship
AGWAll Going Well
AHLAustralian Hold Ladders
ANTHAMAntwerp-Hamburg Range
ANFArrival Notification Form. A document which advises a consignee or a container operator that goods or containers have arrived at the port of discharge (BIMCO)
APAAdministrative Procedure Act
APSArrival Pilot Station
ARAGAmsterdam-Rotterdam–Antwerp-Ghent Range
A/SAlongside
ASPWAny Safe Port in the World
ATAActual Time of Arrival
ATDActual Time of Departure
ATDNSHINCAny Time Day or Night Sundays and Holidays Included
ATUTCActual Times Used to Count

B

BAFBunker Adjustment Factor. A Fuel Surcharge expressed as percentage added or subtracted from the freight amount reflecting the movement in the market place price for bunkers
BALLASTHeavy weight, often sea water, necessary for the stability and safety of a ship which is not carrying cargo
BAREBOAT CHTRBareboat Charter – Owners lease a specific ship and control its technical management and commercial operations only
B/BBreak Bulk
BBBBefore Breaking Bulk
BDIBoth Dates Inclusive
BENDSBoth Ends (Load & Discharge Ports)
BIBoth Inclusive
BIMCOThe Baltic and International Maritime Council
BL(1) Bill of Lading (A document signed by the carrier which acts as a receipt and evidence of title to the cargo) / (2) Bale
BMBeam
BEAMThe maximum breadth of a ship
BOBBunker on Board
BOFFERBest Offer
BROBBunkers Remaining on Board
BSSBasis
BSS 1/1Basis 1 Port to 1 Port
BTBerth Terms
BUNDLINGThis is the assembly of pieces of cargo, secured into one manageable unit. This is a very flexible description, a rule of thumb is to present cargo at a size easily handled by a large (20 tons) fork lift truck
BUNKERSName given for vessels Fuel and Diesel Oil supplies (Originates from coal bunkers)
BVBureau Veritas
BWADBrackish Water Arrival Draft

C

CAFCurrency Adjustment Factor (a surcharge on the ocean freight reflecting the fluctuation of currency exchange rates)
CBMCubic Meter
CBFT (or CFT)Cubic Feet
C&D Collect and Delivery (carriage from/to customers premises to/from CFS)
CFR (or C&F)Cost and Freight
CFSContainer Freight Station (place for packing and unpacking LCL consigments)
CHOPTCharterers Option
CHTRSCharterers
CIFCost, Insurance & Freight. Seller pays all these coststo a nominated port or place of discharge
COAContract of AffreightmentOwners agree to accept acost per revenue ton for cargo carried on a specific number of voyages
COACPContract of Affreightment Charter Party
COBClose of Business
CODCash On Delivery
COGSACarriage of Goods by Sea Act
CONSConsumption
COPCustom Of Port
CNEEConsignee
CNORConsignor
CP (or C/P)Charter Party
CPDCharterers Pay Dues
CPTCarriage Paid To
CQDCustomary Quick Despatch
CROBCargo Remaining on Board
CRNCrane
CSTCentistoke
CTRContainer Fitted
CVECommunication / Victuals / Entertainment

D

DAPSDays all Purposes (Total days for loading & discharging)
D.C.Detention Clause
D.D.Due Date
DDUDelivered Duty unpaid
DDPDelivered Duty Paid
DEMDemurrage
DESPDespatch
DESTDestination
DETDetention
DGDangerous Goods
DHDATSBEDespatch Half Demurrage on Actual Time Saved Both Ends
DHDWTSBEDespatch Half Demurrage on Working Time Saved Both Ends
DISCHDischarge
DKDeck
DLOSPDropping Last Outwards Sea Pilot (Norway)
DO – Diesel Oil
D/ODelivery Order
DOPDropping Outward Pilot
DOTDepartment of Transport
DNRSAOCLONLDiscountless and Non-Returnable Ship and/or Cargo Lost or Not Lost
DRAFTDepth to which a ship is immersed in water. The depth varies according to the design of the ship and will be greater or lesser depending not only on the weight of the ship and everything on board, but also on the density of the water in which the ship is lying
DRKDerrick
DUNNAGEMaterials of various types, often timber or matting, placed among the cargo for separation, and hence protection from damage, for ventilation and, in the case of certain cargoes, to provide space in which the forks of a lift truck may be inserted.
DWAT (or DWT)Deadweight. Weight of cargo, stores and water, i.e. the difference between lightship and loaded displacement

E

ECEast Coast
EIUEven if Used
ELVENTElectric Ventilation
ETAEstimated Time of Arrival
ETCEstimated Time of Completion
ETDEstimated Time of Departure
ETSEstimated Time of Sailing
EXCLExclusive
EXWEx Works

F

FASFree Alongside Ship. Seller delivers goods to appropriate dock or terminal at port of embarkation and buyer covers costs and risks of loading
FCAFree Carrier
FCLFull Container Load
FD Free of Despatch
FDDFreight Demurrage Deadfreight
FDISFree Discharge
FEUForty foot container equivalency unitStandard 40‘Container.
FHEXFridays/Holidays Excluded
FHINCFridays/Holidays Included
FILOFree In/Liner Out. Seafreight with which the shipper pays load costs and the carrier pays for discharge  Free In/Out. Freight booked
FIO includes the seafreight, but no loading/discharging costs, i.e. the charterer pays for cost of loading and discharging cargo
FIOSFree In/Out Stowed. As per FIO, but includes stowage costs.
FIOTFree In/Out and Trimmed. As per FIOS but includes trimmingthe levelling of bulk cargoes
FIOSLSDFree In/Out Stowed, Lashed, Secured and Dunnaged. As per FIO, but includes cost of lashing securing and dunnaging cargo to Masters Satisfaction
FIOSTFree In/Out and Trimmed. Charterer pays for cost of loading/discharging cargo, including stowage and trimming
FITFree In Trimmed
FIWFree In Wagon
FIXINGChartering a Vessel
FLTFull Liner TermsShipowner pays to load and discharge the cargo.
FMCFederal Maritime CommissionUS government agency
FMSFathoms6 feet
FO (IFO)Fuel Oil/Intermediate FO
FOBFree on Board. Seller sees the goods „over the ship‘s rail“ on to the ship which is arranged and paid for by the buyer
FOFFERFirm Offer
FOGFor Our Guidance
FOQFree On Quay
FORFree On Rail
FORCE MAJEUREClause limiting responsibilities of the charterers, shippers and receivers due to events beyond their control
FOTFree On Truck
FOW(1) First Open Water / (2) Free On Wharf
FREE OUTFree of discharge costs to Owners
FWADFresh Water Departure Draft
FYGFor Your Guidance
FYIFor Your Information

G

GAGeneral Average
GLSGearless
GNCNGencon – a standard BIMCO charter party form
GN (or GR)Grain (capacity)
GOGas Oil
GRDGeared
GRTGross Registered Tonnage
GSBGood Safe Berth
GSPGood Safe Port
GTEEGuarantee

H

2HSecond Half
HAHatch
HBLHouse Bill of Lading
HDWTSHalf Despatch Working Time Saved
HMSHeavy Metal Scrap
HOHold
HR / HRSHour(s)
HWHigh Water

I

ILOHCIn Lieu of Holds Cleaning
IMDGInternational Maritime Dangerous Goods Code
IMOInternational Maritime Organisation
INDIndication
INSInsurance
INTERMODALCarriage of a commodity by different modes of transport, i.e. sea, road, rail and air within a single journey
INVInvoice
ISOInternational Standards Organisation
ISPSInternational Ship & Port Facility Security
ITFInternational Transport Federationinternational body that regulates crewing of ships
IUIf Used
IUATUTCIf Used, Actual Time Used To Count
IUHATUTCIf Used, Half Actual Time Used To Count
IWLInstitute Warranty Limits

L

LANE METERA method of measuring the space capacity of Ro/Ro ships whereby each unit of space (Linear Meter) is represented by an area of deck 1.0 meter in length x 2.0 meters in width
LASH(1) Lighter Aboard Shipa vessel that loads small barges direct from the water / (2) To hold goods in position by use of Ropes, Wires, Chains or Straps etc
LATLatitude
LC or L/C Letter of Credit
LOALength Overall of the vessel
LOWLast Open Water
LS (or LUMPS)Lumpsum
LSDLashed Secured Dunnaged
LTLiner Terms
LWLow Water
LYCNLaycan (Layday Cancelling Date)

M

MBMerchant Broker
MDO (DO)Marine Diesel Oil
MIN/MAXMinimum/Maximum (cargo quantity)
MOLCHOPTMore or Less Charterers Option
MOLOOMore or Less Owners Option
MTMetric Tonne (i.e. 1,000 kilos / 2204.6lbs)
M/VMotor Vessel

N

N.A.Not Available
NAABSANot Always Afloat But Safely Aground
NCBNational Cargo Bureau
NESTINGImplies that cargo is presented stacked in the contour of similarly shaped cargo, it may be likened to a stack of plates
NON-REVERSIBLE(Detention). If loading completed sooner than expected, then saved days will not be added to discharge time allowed
NORNotice of Readiness
NRTNet Registered Tonnage
NYPENew York Produce Exchange

O

OOOwners Option
OOGOut of Gauge. Goods whose dimensions exceed those of the container/flat rack in which they are packed.
OPOPerator
OSHOpen Shelter Deck
OTOn Truck
OWSOwners

P

PASTUSPast Us
PCPeriod of Charter
PCGOPart Cargo
PCTPercent
PDPRPer Day Pro Rata
PERDIEMPer DiemBy the Day
PHPDPer Hatch Per Day
PODPort of Discharge
POLPort of Loading
PRATIQUELicense or permission to use a port

R

RCVRReceivers
REVERSIBLE(Detention) If loading completed sooner than expected at load port, then days saved can be added to discharge operations.
ROBRemaining On Board
RTRevenue Tonne (i.e. 1.0 metric Tonne or 1.0 cubic meter, whichever greater). The overall RT is calculated on a line by line basis of the Packing List using the largest amount. The overall freight liability is calculated on the total RT amount, multiplied by the freight rate.

S

SATPMSaturday P.M.
SBSafe Berth
SD (or SID)Single Decker
SEAFREIGHTCosts charged for transporting goods over the sea. This does not cover any haulage or loading/discharging costs but the sea transport only.
SELFDSelf Discharging
SFStowage factor. Cubic space occupied by one ton (2,240 lbs/1,000 kgs) of cargo
SHINCSundays/Holidays Included
SHIPTShipment
SHPGShipping
SHEXSundays/Holidays Excluded
SKIDSAre bearers (timber or steel) positioned under cargo to enable fork lift handling at port, and for ease of rigging and lashing on board ship.
SLBale (capacity)
SLIShippers Letter of Instruction
SNShipping Note
SOBShipped On Board
SOCShipper Owned Container
SOFStatement Of Facts
SPSafe Port
SRBLSigning and Releasing Bill of Lading
SSHEX (or SATSHEX)Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays Excluded
SSHINC (or SATSHINC)Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays Included
STABILITYIt is paramount that a vessel is stable in all respects at all times. When cargo is loaded/discharged, the stability is monitored by a computer, which takes into account the weight and position of cargo within the vessel.
STARBOARDSubject To Enough Merchandise (Availability of Cargo)
STDStandard
STERNThe aft part of a ship
SUBSubject (to)
SUPERCARGOPerson employed by a ship owner, shipping company, charterer of a ship or shipper of goods to supervise cargo handling operations. Often called a port captain.
SWADSalt Water Arrival Draft
SWDDSalt Water Departure Draft

T

TBCto be confirmed
TBNto be nominated
TCTime CharterOwners agree to hire a particular ship for a set length of time
TCTTime Charter Trip
TCPTime Charter Party
T. DKTween Deck
TEUTwenty Foot Equivalency UnitStandard 20‘ Container
THCTerminalHandling Cost
TOTranshipment Order
TSTranshipment
TTLTotal
TWTween Decker

U

USCUnless Sooner Commenced
UUUnless Used
UUIUATUTCUnless Used If Used Actual Time Used To Count

V

VATValue Added Tax
VPDVessel Pays Dues
VSLVessel

W

WCCONWhether Customs Cleared Or Not
WIBONWhether In Berth Or Not
WIFPONWhether In Free Pratique or not
WIPONWhether In Port Or Not
WLTOHC (distance)Water Line-To-Hatch Coaming
WOGWithout Guarantee
WPDWeather Permitting Day
WWDWeather Working Day
WRICWire Rods In Coils
WTWeight
WWRWhen, Where Ready
WWWWWibon, Wccon, Wifpon, Wipon

Y

YARYork Antwerp Rules

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