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FMC
 

Federal Maritime Commission (Control of Shipping acts USA)

   
arrow FTL
 

Full Truck Load, an indication for a truck transporting cargo directly from supplier to receiver.

   
arrow Factory Delivery
 

The delivery of goods by a factory whereby the goods are put at the disposal of another (internal) party such as a commercial department.

   
arrow Feeder
 

A vessel normally used for local or coastal transport (for carriage of cargo and/or containers) to and from ports not scheduled to be called by the main (ocean) vessel, directly connecting these ports to the main (ocean) vessel.

   
Flag
 

An indication of the country in which a means of transport is registered through a reference to the ensign of this country.

   
arrow Flammable
 

Capable to be set on fire under given circumstances. (Amendment 25 IMO DGS).

   
arrow Flash Point
 

The lowest temperature at which a good produces enough vapour to form a flammable mixture with air.

   
arrow Flat Rack Container
 

A container with two end walls and open sides.

   
arrow Fleet
 

Any group of means of transport acting together or under one control.

   
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Force Majeure

 

Circumstance which is beyond the control of one of the parties to a contract and which may, according to the terms and conditions, relieve that party of liability for failing to execute the contract.

   
arrow Fork Lift Truck
 

A three or four wheeled mechanical truck with forks at the front designed for lifting, carrying and stowing cargo.

   
arrow Forty Foot Equivalent Unit
 

Abbreviation: FEU

 

Unit of measurement equivalent to one forty foot container.

   
arrow Forwarder
 

The party arranging the carriage of goods including connected services and/or associated formalities on behalf of a shipper or consignee.

   
arrow Forwarding Charge
 

Charges paid or to be paid for preliminary surface or air transport to the airport of departure by a forwarder, but not by a carrier under an Air Waybill (air cargo).

   
arrow Forwarding Instruction
 

Document issued to a freight forwarder, giving instructions to the forwarder for the forwarding of goods described therein.

   
 
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