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Abbreviation

Meaning

A.P.

All Purposes

A.S.

Alongside

A.T.D.N.

Any Time Day or Night

A.T.S

All Time Saved

B.A.F.

Bunker Adjustment Factor

B.B.

Below Bridges

B/N

Booking Note

B/S

Bunker Surcharges

B/L

Bill of Lading

Bs/L

Bills of Lading

C.A.B.A.F.

Currency and Bunker Adjustment Factor

C.A.D.

Cash against Documents

C.A.F.

Currency Adjustment Factor

C.B.R.

Commodity Box Rate

C. & F.

Cost and Freight

C.F.S.

Container Freight Station

C.I.F.

Cost, Insurance and Freight

C.I.F.C.

Cost, Insurance, Freight and Commission

C.I.F.F.O.

Cost, Insurance and Freight, Free out

C.I.P.

Calling-in-Point

C.O.P.

Custom of the Port

C/P

Charter-Party

C.P.D.

Charter Pays Dues

CR. (1)

Crane

CR. (2)

Credit

C.S.D.

Closed Shelter Deck Ship

C.T.

Conference Terms

C.T.L.

Constructive Total Loss

Cu. Ft.

Cubic Feet

C.Y.

Container Yard

DLY

Delivery

D.W.A.T.

Deadweight all Told

D.W.C.C.

Deadweight Cargo Capacity or Deadweight Carrying Capacity

D.W.T.

Deadweight

E.t.a.

Estimated Time of Arrival

E.t.c.

Estimated Time of Completion

E.t.d.

Estimated Time of Delivery

E.t.r.

Estimated Time of Readiness

E.t.s.

Estimated Time of Sailing

FAC

Forwarding Agent's Commission

F.A.F.

Fuel Adjustment Factor

FAK

Freight All Kinds

F.A.S.

Free Alongside or Free Alongside Ship

F. & C.C.

Full and Complete Cargo

FCL

Full Container Load

F.D. (1)

Free Discharge

F.D. (2)

Free Despatch

F.D. & D.

Freight, Demurrage and Defence

F.O.S.

Fuel Oil Surcharge

FRT

Freight

G.A.

General Average

GP

General Purpose

GRI

General Rate Increase

G.R.T.

Gross Registered Tonnage

I.A.F.

Inflation Adjustment Factor

I.C.D.

Inland Container Depot

I.F.O.

Intermediate Fuel Oil

Kg(s)

Kilogramme(s)

Kt.

Knot

L/C

Letter of Credit

LCL

Less Than Container Load

LIFO

Last in First out

Lo-Lo

Lift-on Lift-off

L.S.

Lump Sum

L.S. & D.

Landing, Storage and Delivery

M (1)

Metre

M (2)

Measure

Max.

Maximum

Min.

Minimum

MOL

More or Less

M/R

Mate's Receipt

M.S.

Motor Ship

Mt

Empty (refer to shipping containers)

M.T.

Metric Ton

N.O.S.

Not Otherwise Specified

N.R.T.

Net Registered Tonnage

N.V.O.C.

Non-vessel Owning Carrier

N.V.O.C.C.

Non-vessel Owning Common Carrier

O.S.D. report

Over, Short and Damage Report

O.S.P.

One Safe Port

O/T

Overtime

P.F.T.

Per Freight Ton

P.L.T.C.

Port Liner Term Charges

R.O.B.

Remaining on Board

Ro-Ro

Roll-on Roll-off

S.C.Q.

Special Commodity Quotation

S.E.

Subject to Enquiry

S.H.E.X.

Sundays and Holidays Excepted

S.H.I.N.C.

Sundays and Holidays Included

S.P.

Safe Port

S.S.H.E.X.

Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays Excepted

S.S.I.N.C.

Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays Included

S.T.C.

Said to Contain

T

Tonnes (metric tons of 1,000 kilogrammes)

T.A. Round

Trans-Atlantic Round Voyage

T.B.A.

To be Advised

T.B.N.

To be Nominated

T.D.W.

Total Deadweight

TEU

Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit

T.L.O.

Total Loss Only

U.B.C.

Universal Bulk Carrier

VAT

Value Added Tax

V/C

Voyage Charter

W

Weight

W.E.F.

With Effect From

W/M

Weight or Measure

 
 
 

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