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3PL

Third Party Logistics
A company's use of a third-party to outsource its distribution, warehousing or other services

4PL

Fourth Party Logistics
A company outsources its logistics organisation and management. 4PL providers often manage the complete supply chain on behalf of the manufacturer or service provider. B2B2C
 

ADR

Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR)
Goods that can do harm to people or the environment

AGS

Aden Gulf Surcharge
Surcharge due to security measures when sailing through the Gulf of Aden (Pirates)

ATA

Actual Time of Arrival
Actual time of arrival

ATA-Carnet

An international customs and temporary export-import document
ATA carnet simplifies the customs clearance and replaces all export, import and transit documents. Read more about ATA-carnet here

ATD

Actual Time of Departure
Actual time of departure

AWB

Air WayBill
Freight document for air

B/L

Bill of Lading
Freight document for shipping

B2B

Business to Business
Trade between companies

B2C

Business to Consumer
Trade between companies and consumers of the goods

BAF

Bunker Adjustment Factor
Oil / Fuel Surcharge

Barcode

Barcode
Identification of the goods

CAF

Currency Adjustment Factor
Currency surcharge

Cbm

Cubic metre
A volume that is made by a cube that is 1 meter on each side

Certificate of Origin

Certificate of Origin
Certificate of Origin of the goods

CFR

Cost and Freight
Delivered when goods is loaded onto vessel, harbour for delivery should be named. 

Chargeable weight

Freight measurement
Weight converted out of volume

Chassis

Chassis/Semihenger
Trailer for transporting containers

CIF

Cost, Insurance and Freight
Delivered when goods is loaded onto vessel, harbour for delivery should be named. Consigner is responsible for insurance

CIP

Carrige and Insurance Paid to
Delivered when goods is passed onto 1.carrier or terminal, consignor is responsible for insurance

CMR

International shipping letter
International freight for road document which is legally binding

COD

Cash on Delivery
Payment by cash, also called collect on delivery, no invoice possible

COD

Change of Destination
Change of agreed delivery address

Consignee

Consignee
Receiver of the goods

Consignor

Sender/shipper
The sender/shipper of the goods is where the goods is sent/shipped from

Control Tower

Control Tower
An expert group that seamlessly manages, drives and further develops the supply chain and product flow for your business

Conversion key

Conversion key
Conversion factor from cbm/LM to weight

CPT

Carrige Paid To
Delivered when goods is passed onto 1.carrier or terminal

DAP

Delivered at Place
Delivered when goods is ready to be unloaded by the buyer at a named destination. Consignee responsible for cost of importing the goods

DAT

Delivered at Terminal
Delivered when goods is unloaded to a named terminal. Consignee responsible for cost of importing the goods

DDP

Delivered Duty Paid
Delivered when goods is loaded onto vessel, harbour for delivery

Deep sea

Deep sea
Cargo shipped between continents

Demurrage

Demurrage
Harbour rental fee in regards to containers

Detention

Detention
Container rental fee

DGR

Dangerous Goods Regulations
Dangerous goods regulations - rules for handling dangerous goods during transport

Dry bulk cargo

Dry bulk cargo
Dry cargo shipped without being packed. For example sand and cereals

EAN

European Article Numbering
Gives the product an unique number readable by a scanner

EDI

Electronic Data Interchange
Electronic Data Interchange between computer systems

ETA

Estimted Time of Arrival
Estimated time of arrival of goods and cargo

ETD

Estimated Time of Departure
Estimated time of departure of goods and cargo

EUR-1 certificate

EUR-1 certificate
EUR-1 - needed to custom clear goods from within the EU

EXW

Ex Works
Delivered when shipper has made goods available for conignee

FAS

Free Alongside Ship
Delivered when goods is placed along side vessel

FCA

Free Carrier
Delivered when goods is loaded onto transport of the consignee

FCL

Full Container Load
Full container load

Feeder

Feeder
Feeders collect shipping containers from different ports and transport them to central container terminals where they are loaded to bigger vessels or further transport by truck or rail 

FEU/FFU

Forty Equivalent Unit/ Forty Foot Unit
Forty foot Equivalent Unit/ Container

FOB

Free On Board
Delivered when goods is loaded onto vessel

FSC

Fuel SurCharge
Additional cost for transport according to cost of fuel in the period the goods are transported

FTL

Full Truck Load
Truck fully loaded with goods.

GSP Certificate

General System of Preference Certificate
Preferential treatment is given in the form of reduced or zero rates of customs duties for access to the markets of the European Union. The GSP scheme is specifically designed to benefit certain developing countries and integrate them into the world economy

HAWB

House Air WayBill
Freight document for air transport, issued by an air freight forwarder

HAZMAT

Hazardous Material
Goods that are of a concern that may include danger, flammable, corrosive, explosion hazard etc.

HBL

House Bill of Lading
Freight document issued by a shipping forwarder to their customers

IATA

International Air Transport Association
International Air Transport Association

IOD

Information on delivery
Information on delivery

LCL

Less than Container Load
Less than container load. 1 TEU equals a 20 feet container

Lm

Loading meter
One loading meter is 1 meter of the loading length, and 2,40meter of the loading width. Height not included

Lo/Lo

Lift on/Lift off
Lift on/lift off vessel using a crane

MAWB

Master Air WayBill
Freight document for air transport issued by an airline carrier

MBL

Master Bill of Lading
Freight document for shipping, issued by the shipping line

Missing IOD

Missing IOD
Missing IOD, no information on delivery of the goods

Notify party

Notify party
Notify party regarding the arrival of goods

NVOCC

Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier
Do not own a vessel, but can issue B/L

PDA

Scanner
Handheld scanner for reading the barcode on the labels

POD

Port of Discharge
Port the gods are delivered

POL

Port of Loading
Port the gods are loaded

Reefer

Refrigerated container
A temperature regulated container

Ro/Ro

Roll on / Roll off
Roll on / Roll off the vessel with a truck

SECA

Sulphur Emissions Control Area
Emission control areas for shipping. There are specific emission limitations for shipping within these geographical areas. Shipping companies in these areas are required to use fuel that produces lower sulfur emissions than traditional fuel.

The cost of this fuel is charged to the freight purchaser as a SECA supplement on the invoice

Shipper

Shipper of cargo
Sender of the goods

Short sea

Short sea
Loads shipped within a continent

SLA

Service Level Agreement
Service Level Agreement regarding delivery times

SSC

Security SurCharge
Additional cost according to safety risks involved

Stevedore

Stevedore
Company that loads and unloads vessels and containers in a harbour

Stripping

Stripping of container
Emptying a container

Stuffing

Stuffing of container
Loading a container

TEU

Twenty foot Equivalent Unit
Twenty foot Equivalent Unit/ Container

THC

Terminal Handling Charge
Terminal and handling costs

Transitt harbour

Transit harbour
A harbour where cargo is passing through

ULD

Unit Load Device
Container, specially adapted for aircraft and air freight

VAL

Valuable Cargo
High value shipments need special care to ensure a safe and secure transport

W/M

Weight/Measurement
Weight & Measurement of shipment

Wet bulk cargo

Wet bulk cargo
Wet cargo shipped without being packed, for example oil

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