The amount of ineffective time whereby the available
resources are not used e.g. a container in a yard.
The status of goods or persons between the outwards
customs clearance and inwards customs clearance.
Trade terms in coded form as established by the
International Chamber of Commerce in 1953, whereafter
they have been regularly updated. (Last update
2000). The terms represent a set of international
rules for the interpretation of the principal
terms of delivery used in trade contracts.
Inland Waterways Bill
Transport document made out to a named person,
to order or to bearer, signed by the carrier and
handed to the sender after receipt of the goods.
A system of protection against loss under which
a party agrees to pay a certain sum (premiums)
for a guarantee that they will be compensated
under certain conditions for loss or damage.
Proof of an insurance contract.
The party covering the risks of the issued goods
and/or services that are insured.
The movement of goods (containers) in one and
the same loading unit or vehicle which uses successively
several modes of transport without handling of
the goods themselves in changing modes.
International Air Transport
An international organisation of airlines, founded in 1945, with the aim of promoting the commercial air traffic. Parties should achieve this by co-operation between the parties concerned and by performance of certain rules, procedures and tariffs, regarding both cargo and passengers.
of Classification Societies
An organisation in which the major classification societies, among others American Bureau of Shipping, Lloyd's Register of Shipping and Germanischer Lloyd, are joined, whose principal aim is the improvement of standards concerning safety at sea.
A voluntary organisation of national shipowner'
associations with the objective to promote interests
of its members, primarily in the technical and
legal fields of shipping operations.
Dangerous Goods Code
Abbreviation: IMDG Code
A code, representing the classification of dangerous
goods as defined by the International Maritime
Organisation (IMO) in compliance with international
An United Nations agency concerned with safety
at sea. Its work includes codes and rules relating
to tonnage measurement of vessels, load lines,
pollution and the carriage of dangerous goods.
Its previous name was the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organisation (IMCO).
An account from the supplier, for goods and/or
services supplied by him.