List of generally accepted international abbreviations

The main abbreviations for linear transportations between different ports:

FICY – Free in/Container yard

without loading at the port – to container terminal

FILO – Free in/Liner out

loading at the expense of the consignor, unloading at the expense of the line

FIOS / FIFO – Free in/out

loading and unloading at the expense of the consignor

LIDoor – Liner in / Door

loading at the port at the expense of the line – «door» client’s

LIFO – Liner in/Free out

loading at the expense of the line, unloading at the expense of the consignor

LILO – Liner in/out

loading and unloading at the expense of the line – full linear terms

FCL Full Container Load

full container load by one consignor to the address of one consignee

LCL Less Container Loading

loading by one consigner with its delivery to various consignees, consolidated load

LI Last In

forwarder provides the following services, the cost of which is included in the freight rate: removal of the container from the vehicle (car, train), accommodation at the terminal (cy), loading to the ship

LO Last Out

forwarder provides the following services, the cost of which is included in the freight rate: unloading from the ship, accommodation at the terminal (cy), loading of the vehicle (car, train)

Increments to the rates of the particular line or port:

BAF (Bunker Adjustment Factor)

bunker increment ‐ indexation of changes of fuel prices

BFR

sea freight

CAF (Currency Adjustment Factor)

currency increment ‐ indexation of exchange rate differences

CUC (Chassis Using Charge)

fee for the use of the chassis

Documenta on Fee

administration charge

PSS Peak Season Surcharge

pss increment in the summer‐autumn period connected with the growing volume of trafficнее

WNS Winter Surcharge

increment for ice channeling in freezing ports (for example, St. Petersburg) is usually added from 1 December to 31 March, etc.

Wharfage

port fee

Charges:

ALL IN All Inclusive

«all inclusive» – means that the cost of transportation includes all additional fees, provided by the terms of transportation

BAS Base Rate

basic rate

CUC (Chassis Using Charge)

fee for the use of the chassis

DDF Documentation Fee Destination

administration charge

DOCS (documentation)

administration charge

EMF Equipment Management Fee

equipment management fee

ERS Emergency Risk Surcharge

unforeseen expenses for fines

IHE Export Inland Rate

internal export rate

ISPS

port security charge

ODF Documentation Fee Origin

administration charge in the country of origin

OHC Handling Charge Origin

unloading expenses at the port of origin

ORC Origin receiving charges

official fees of Chinese province

OTA Transport Arbitrary Origin

accidental shipping costs at the port of origin

PAE Port Additionals / Port Dues Export

additional export taxes at the port

PSI Port Security Charge Import

security expenses at the port while importing

SER Carrier Security Charge

cargo security expenses while shipping

Acronyms:

BL Bill of Lading

consignment

CC Customs Clearance

customs procedure of exporting or importing goods

CFS Container Freight Sta on

consolidation warehouse

CGO – Cargo

cargo

CNEE – Consignee

the person who gets the goods at the place of destination

CNTR – Container

container standard size

COC (Сarrier's Оwned Container)

container is owned by the carrier, the cost of using the container is included in the freight

CY Container Yard

container terminal

DC Dry Container

the type of container

DIM – Dimen ons

dimensions size

DHC Handling Charge Destination

costs of unloading at the port of destination

DTA Transport Arbitrary Destination

accidental shipping costs at the port of destination

ETD (Estimated Time of Departure)

estimated time of departure

ETA (Estimeted Time of Arrival)

estimated time of arrival

EX1 Export Declaration

export declaration

HBL House Bill of Lading

through bill of lading (for door‐to‐door delivery)

INV Commercial Invoice

account created by the vendor and used to indicate the value of the product for different purposes.

LT Local Time

local time

Manifest

document describing all cargoes on the ship

MBL Master Bill of Lading

marine bill of lading

MV Mother Vessel

large‐capacity linear ship, serving the ports with a large turnover

NVOCC

carrier, who owns a certain amount of cargo space on a ship which he does not own or control, but has the right to issue bills of lading on board

OBL Ocean Bill of Lading

ocean bill of lading

PACK Packing List

packing list

POL (Port of Loading)

port of loading

POD (Port of Delivery)

port of delivery

SEA (seafreight), O/F(oceanfreight)

sea ‐ seafreight, o/f ‐ oceanfreight

SOC (Shipper's Owned Container)

container is the property of the client

T/T Transit Time

transit time of transportation

TEU Twentyfeets Equivalent Unit

Twentyfeets equivalent unit (container) loading / unloading from the ship moving

THC (Terminal Handling Charges)

loading / unloading from the ship moving to the deck preparing for carrying out work etc.

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