concerning established damages to cargo and/or equipment.
Goods are to be
considered dangerous if the transport of such goods might cause
harm, risk, peril, or other evil to people, environment, equipment
or any property whatsoever.
Document issued by a
consignor in accordance with applicable conventions or
regulations, describing hazardous goods or materials for
transport purposes, and stating that the latter have been packed
and labelled in accordance with the provisions of the relevant
conventions or regulations.
Dangerous Goods Packing
A document as part of
the dangerous goods declaration in which the responsible party
declares that the cargo has been stowed in accordance with the rules
in a clean container in compliance with the IMDG regulations and
Slots paid for but not
The total weight of
cargo, cargo equipment, bunkers, provisions, water, stores and spare
parts which a vessel can lift when loaded to her maximum draught as
applicable under the circumstances. The dead-weight is expressed in
The ability, in a given
time, of a resource measured in quality and quantity
The quantity of goods
which can be stored in or loaded into a warehouse, store and/or
loaded into a means of transport at a particular time
Delivered Duty Paid (...named place of
Delivered Duty Unpaid (...named place of
Delivered Ex Quay (...named port of
Delivered Ex Ship (...named port of
Document issued by a
buyer giving instructions regarding the details of the delivery of
A document recording the
delivery of products to a consignee (customer).
A carrier's delivery
order (negotiable document) is used for splitting a B/L (after
surrender) in different parcels and have the same function as a B/L.
The authorisation of the
entitled party for the shipment to a party other than the consignee
showed on the Air Waybill (air cargo)
A variable fee charged
to carriers and/or customers for the use of Unit Load Devices (ULD's)
owned by a carrier beyond the free time of shipment
imposed for exceeding the free time, which is included in the rate
and allowed for the use of certain equipment at the terminal
Information send by
shippers to the recipient of goods informing that specified goods
are sent or ready to be sent advising the detailed contents of the
Place for which goods or
a vehicle is bound
The ultimate stopping
place according to the contract of carriage (air cargo)
Keeping equipment beyond
the time allowed.
Charges levied on usage
of equipment exceeding free time period as stipulated in the
pertinent inland rules and conditions.
UnpackingDeviation from a Route
A divergence from the
agreed or customary route.
Measurements in length,
width and height, regarding cargo.
The conveyance of goods
directly from the vendor to the buyer. Frequently used if a third
party acts as intermediary agent between vendor and buyer
Direct discharge from
vessel onto railroad car, road vehicle or barge with the purpose of
immediate transport from the port area (usually occurs when ports
lack adequate storage space or when ports are not equipped to handle
a specific cargo)
Transfer of leased
equipment from one lessee to another (container).
The shortest operated
route between two points.
The unloading of a
vehicle, a vessel or an aircraft
The landing of cargo
Difference between the
particulars given and the particulars found.
A warehouse for the
receipt, the storage and the dispersal of goods among customers.
The route by which a
company distributes goods.
Door to Door Transport
The transport of cargo
from the premises of the consignor to the premises of the consignee.
Note: In the United States the term 'Point to Point Transport' is
used instead of the term 'Door to Door Transport', because the term
'house' may mean 'customs house' or 'brokers house', which are
usually located in the port.
Double Stack Train
A number of railway
wagons, usually a block train, on which containers can be stacked
The draft of a vessel is
the vertical distance between the waterline and the underside of the
keel of the vessel. During the construction of a vessel the marks
showing the draft are welded on each side of the vessel near the
stem, the stern and amidships.
Repayment of any part of
customs or excise duties previously collected on imported goods,
when those goods are exported again.
The hauling of a load by
a cart with detachable sides (dray)
between the nearest railway terminal and the stuffing place
Drop off Charge
Charge made by container
owner and/or terminal operators for delivery of a leased, or pool
container into depot stock. The drop-off charge may be a combination
of actual handling and storage charges with surcharges.
Stowage material, mainly
timber or board, used to prevent damage to cargo during carriage.
Duty Free Zone
An area where goods or
cargo can be stored without paying import customs duties awaiting
further transport or manufacturing.