Codes of abbreviations to Transport, forwarding & Commercial terms

       
aa
a.a.r.
AC
A/C
acc.
acc. cop.
a.c.v.
a.d. a/d
Add-on

ad val. (a/v)
ADP
ADR

AETR

AFRA
Agcy
Agt.
a.g.wt.
AMT
A.O.
A/or
A/P
approx.
A/R
arr.
arrd.
a/s
A/S
asap
ass.
ATA
ATD
ATP

Atty
auth.
aux.
AWB

B.A.C.
BACAT
BAF
Bags/Bulk
B.C.
B/D
b.d.i.
bdth.
Bdy.
B/G
Bk.
Bkge
B/L
blk.
BPO

brl.
BUP
B.W.
bxs.

CAC
C.a.d.
C.A.F.
C.A.S.
CASS
C.B.
c. & d.
C. & I.
c.b.d.
cbm
cc
CCL
CCS
C/D
CEM
CFR
CFS
C.H.
C.H.C.
Ch. fwd
CI
c.i.a.
CIF
c.i.f. & e.
c.i.f.i. & e.
c.i.f. & i.
C & f
CIFC
c.i.f.c. & e.

c.i.f.c. & i.
c.i.f.i.c.
c.i.f.L.t.
c.i.f.w.
CIM

CIP

CIP
CIV

CKD
clean B/L
cm
cm 3
CMR

C/N
cnee
cnmt/consgt.
C/O
C.O.D.
C.O.F.C.
Coltrainer
COMBITERMS

COP
C.O.S.
COTIF

C.P.
CP
C/P
C/P blading
CPLTC
CPT
CSC

CST
C/T
C.T.
CT
CTD
CTO
C.T.P.C.
cu.ft.
cu.in.
CVGP
CVGP
CWE
cwt
CWO
CY
cy

D/A
DAF
D.A.S.
Dbk
DCAS
DCP
DDP
DDU
DEQ
DES
dia
dir.
dm 3
D/O
D/P
DWCC
DWT

E. & O.E.
E.B.C.
ECE Con-
vention
ECU
EdI
EDP
e.g.
EIR
EMA
EMARA
ETA
ETD
ETS
excl.
EXW

F.a.
F.A.A.
FAB
f.a.c.
F.A.C.
FAF
FAK
FALPRO

F. and D.
FAQ
f.a.q.
FAS
F.b.h.
FBL

FCA
FEFC
FCL
Fco.
FCR

FCSR & CC

FCT

f.g.a.
FHEX
f.i.
f.i.o.
f.i.a.s
F.I.B.
f.i.c.
f.i.h.
firavv
FIS
f.i.w.
FLT
F.o.
FOB
F.O.C.
F.O.D.
F.O.Q.
F.o.r
f.o.s.
FOT
FOW
f.o.w.
F.P.A.
FPAD
FR
Frt. fwd.
ft. ppd.
frt. ton
ft
FWC
fwdr.
FIATA

G.A.
G.A.A.
G.A.C.
GATT
G.B.L.
G.C.
G.C.R.
GDP
GMT
GFA
GNP
GRT
GSA
GW

HAWB
Hague Rules

Hague/
Visby Rules

Hamburg

hdlg
HERMES

hgt
h/lift
H.Q.
h.p.

i.a.w.
I.C.C.
ICD
i.e.
IMDG
in.
incl.
INCOTERMS

INMARSAT

INTRM
inv.
I.P.A.
ITI

IUV
i.o.u.


A

always afloat
against all risks
account current
for account of
acceptance; accepted
according to the custom of the port
actual cash value
after date
… tariff (also proportional rate or arbitrary
(in USA))
ad valorem: according to value
automated data processing
European Agreement concerning the inter-national
carriage of dangerous goods by road
European Agreement concerning the work of
crews of vehicles engaged in international
road transport
average freight rate assessment
agency
agent
actual gross weight
Air Mail Transfer
account of
and/or
account paid
approximately
all risks (insurance)
arrival
arrived
after sight
alongside
as soon as possible
associate
actual time of arrival
actual time of departure
Agreement of the International Carriage of
Perishable Foodstuffs
attorney
authorized
auxiliary
Air Waybill


B

bunker adjustment charge
barge aboard catamaran
Bunker Adjustment Factor
part in bags, part in bulk
bulk cargo
bank(er’s) draft
both dates (days) inclusive
breadth
boundary
bonded goods
bank
bokerage
bill of lading
bulk
Rail Tariff Balkans – Near East (Balkan Proche
Orient)
barrel
Bulk Unit Programme
bonded warehouse
boxes


C

currency adjustment charge
Cash against documents
currency adjustment factor
currency adjustment surcharge
Cargo Accounts Settlement System (IATA)
container base
collection and delivery
cost and insurance
cash before delivery
cubic metre
charges collect
customs clearance
consolidated cargo (container) service
customs declaration
European Conference on Goods train timetables
cost and freight (Incoterms)
container freight station
carriers haulage
cargo handling charges
charges forward
Consular invoice
cash in advance
cost insurance and freight (Incoterms)
cost, insurance, freight and exchange
cost, insurance, freight, interest & exchange
cost, insurance, freight and interest
Cost and Freight
cost, insurance freight and commission
cost, insurance, freight, commission and
exchange
cost, insurance, freight, commission and interest
cost, insurance, freight, interest, commission
cost, insurance and freight, London terms
cost, insurance and freight/war
International Convention concerning the
Carriage of Goods by Railway
Freight Carriage and Insurance paid to
(Incoterms)
Cargo Investigation Panel (IATA)
International Convention on the Carriage of
Passengers and Luggage by Railway
completely knocked down/unassembled
clean bill of lading
centimeter(s)
cubic centimeter(s).
Convention on the Contract for the International
Carriage of Goods by Road
consignment note
consignee
consignment
certificate of origin
cash on delivery
Container-on-Flat-Car (rail flatcar)
collapsible container
Delivery terms for international
groupage traffic (among forwarders)
customs of port
cash on shipment
Convention Concerning
International Carriage by Rail (CIM – CIV)
customs of Port
carriage paid
charter party
charter party bill of lading
Conference Port Liner Term Charges
Carriage paid to
International Convention of the Safe Transport
of Containers (UN)
Conatiner Service Tariff
Container Terminal
conference terms
combined transport
combined transport document
combined Transport Operator
Cargo Traffic Procedures Committee (IATA)
cubic foot (feet)
cubic inch(es)
customs value per gross kilogram
customs value per gross pound
cleared without examination
hundredweight
cash with order
container yard
currency


D

documents against acceptance
Delivered at frontier (Incoterms)
delivery resp. delivered alongside ship
drawback
Distribution Cost Analysis System
Freight Carriage paid to (Incoterms)
Delivered Duty Paid (Incoterms)
Delivered duty unpaid
Delivered ex. quai
Delivered ex. ship
diameter
direct
cubic decimeter(s).
delivery order
documents against payment
dead weight cargo capacity
dead weight ton


E

errors and ommissions expected
european barge carrier system
International Convention for the Harmoniza
tion of Frontiers, Controls of Goods
european currency unit
electronic data interchange
electronic data processing
for example
equipment interchange receipt (containers)
European Monetary Agreement
Europe Middle East Rate Agreement
expected time of arrival
expected time of departure
expected time of sailing
excluding
ex works – costs and risks to be accepted ex
factory (Incoterms)


F

Free alongside
free of all average
Forwarder Air Bill
fast as can (loading or discharge)
forwarding agent’s commission
Fuel Adjustment Factor
freight all kinds
Special Programme on Trade Facilitation
(UNCTAD)
Freight and demurrage
free alongside quay or free at quay
fair average quality
free alongside ship (Incoterms)
free on board harbour
FIATA Negotiable Combined Transport Bill
of Lading
Free Carrier (named point) (Incoterms)
Far Eastern Freight Conference
Full container load
franco, free
Forwarders Certificate of Receipt (FIATA
Document)
free of capture, seizure, riots and civil
commotions
Forwarders Certificate of Transport
(FIATA Document)
free of general avera
Friday and Holidays excepted
free in
free in and out
free in and stowed
free into barge
freight, insurance, carriage
free in harbour
first avialable vessel
freight, insurance and shipping charges
free into waggon
forklift truck
Free out
free on board (Incoterms)
flags of convenience
free of damage
free on quay
Free on rail
free on steamer or ship
free on truck (rail) (Incoterms)
free on wharf
first open water
free of particular average
freight payable at destination
flat rack (container)
freight forward
freight prepaid
Freight ton
foot (feet)
full loaded weight & capacity (container)
forwarder
Warehouse Receipt


G

general average
General Average Agreement (bond)
general average contribution
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
Government Bill of Lading
general cargo
general cargo rates
gross domestic product
Greenwich Meantime
general freight agent
gross national product
gross registered tonnage
General Sales Agent
gross weight


H

House Air Waybill
International Convention of the
Unification of Certain Rules relating to Bills of
Lading (1924)
Protocol to amend the Interntaional Conven-Visby
tion for the Unification of certain rules
of Law relating to Bills of Lading (Brussels 1968)
United Nations Cnovention on the Carriage of
Rules Goods by Sea (1978)
handling
Handling European Railway Message Echange-
System
height
heavy lift
headquarters
horse power


I

in accordance with
Institute Cargo Clauses
inland clearance depot
that is
International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code
inch(es)
including
Standard conditions for sale and delivery
of goods (issued by ICC Paris)
International Convention on the International
Maritime Satellite Organization
intermediate point
invoice
including particular average
Customs Convention on the International
Transit of Goods (CCC)
Unit of value (IATA)
I owe you
JIG

JIT

kg(s)
km
km.p.h.
km 2
kn
kW
kWh
Kyoto
Convention

LASH
lb(s)
L/C
LDG
l. & d.
l. & u.
LCL
LEL
LFL
lgt.
Lkg/Bkg
LNG
L.O.A.
LO/LO
load
LPG
LSD
LT
L.T.
L/T
LTA
ltge
lump

M
m
m3
MACH
MFN
M.H.
M/R
M + R
MAWB
Mdse
MIC
MMT
msbl
msca
MT
MTD
MTO
M/V
M/S
M/w

N
NAABSA
NAOCC
n.c.v
n.e.s
n.f.o.
NGO
n.l.t.
n/n
N.,Nr
N/O
n.o.e.
non-sked
n.o.p.
N.O.R
no show

N.O.S.
N/R
NRT
Nt.
n.v.d.
NVOCC

OBO
O.B.S.
Oc B/L
ODS
OFA
O/P.
O.R.
O.R.B.
O.R.D.
O.R.F.
OT
o.t.o.r

p.a.
P.A.
Para
P.B.A.
P & D
P. & I.
P. & I. Clause
P. & I. Club
P. & L.
payt.
P/C
pd.
p.D.
p.h.d.
PIM

Pkge
P.L.
PLP
PLTC
Pmt
P/N
P.O.B.
P.O.D
POD
POE
POR
ppd.
p.t.
pt/dest
pt/disch
PTL
ptly pd
p.t.w.

Q
Q.c.o.
Qn.
q.v.

R
R/c
Rcd.
RCU
REMCE
Rentcon
rest.
retd.
R.I.
RID

RMD
RNR
R/O
R.O.G.
RO/RO
ROT
round
C/P R.P.
r.t.b.a.
Ry.

S
SAD
S/C
s & c
S. & F.A.
SHEX
SCR
S/D
S.d.
S/d
SDR
SDT

SITC
sl. & c.
S.L. / NL.
SLI
S.O.L.
SOLAS

S.P.A.
sq.cm(s)
sq.in(s)
SRCC
S/S
stvdrs
sub L/C
sub licence
S.W.I.F.T.

T.A.
TACT
TBL
TBN
T/C
T.C.
TC
TCC
TD
TDI
TDO
TEC
TECE
TEEM

TEU
TIF
TIR

TIS

TL
TLF
tnge
T.O.D
TOFC
T.O.R.
TOT
TOW

TPND
T.T.

u.c.
U.D.
U.Dk
ULCC
ULD
USC
U/w

val.
VAT
V.C.
Ves.
VIC
VIO
VIP
VLCC
v.v

Warsaw
Convention

W.A.
W/B
w.c.c.o.n
W/d
wdt/wth
w.e.f.
whf
Whse
WIPON
WP
w.p.a.
W.R.
W.R.I.
w/t
w/v
WW
Wwd

x l & u l
xp
x pri

y/c
yday
y/l
y/o


J

an outline to confirm an aircraft interior
contour when building up pallet loads
Just in Time


K

kilogram(s)
kilometer
kilometers per hour
square kilometer.
knot(s)
kilowatt
kilowatt-hour
International, Convention on the
Simplification and Harmonization of Customs
Procedures (1973)


L

lighter aboard ship
pound(s)
letter of credit
leading
loss and damage
loading and unloading
less than container load (less than car load)
lower explosive limit
lower flammable limit
long ton; long tons
leakage & breakage
liquified natural gas
length over all
lift on, lift off
loading
liquified petrochemical gas
landing, storage and delivery charges
letter telegram
local time
liner terms
lighter than air system (airships)
lighterage
lump sum


M

minimum (rate classification)
meter(s)
cubic meter(s).
modular automated container handling
Most Favoured Nation
Merchants Haulage
mate’s receipt
maintenance and repair (center)
Main Air Waybill
merchandise
Mature industrialized country
Material Movement Ticket
missing bill of lading
missing cargo
motor tanker
multimodal transport document
Multimodal Transport Operator
Motor (merchant) Vessel
Motor Ship
Measurement/weigh


N

normal (rate classification)
not always afloat but safely aground
Non Aircraft Operating Common Carrier
non customs/commercial value
not elsewhere specified
not free out
non governmental organization
not later than
non-negotiable
number
no orders
not otherwise enumerated
non-scheduled airline or flight
not otherwise provided
not otherwise rated
a person who reserves space on an aircraft but
neither uses or cancels the reservation
not otherwise specified
not of readiness
net registered ton
Net weight
no value declared
Non-Vessl Operating Common Carrier


O

Ore Bulk Oil Carriers
Oil Bunker Surcharge
Ocean Bill of Landing
operating differential subsidy
Ocean freight agreement
on deck
owner’s risk
owner’s risk of breakage
owner’s risk of damage
owner’s risk of fire
open top (container)
on truck or railway


P

per annum – per year
particular avarage
paragraph
paid by agent
pick up and delivery
Protection and Indemnity Association
Protection and Indemnity clause
Protection and Indemnity Clug
profit and loss
payment
Paramount Clause
paid
partial delivery
per hatch / per day
International prescription for handling of rail
Consignments (CIT)
package
partial loss
parcel post
port liners term charges
prompt
promissory note
post-office-box
payment on delivery; paid on delivery
port of debarkation (or disembarkation)
port of embarkation
port of refuge
prepaid
per ton
port of destination
port of discharge
partial total loss
partly paid
per ton weight


Q

Quantity (rate classification)
quantity at captein’s option
Quotation
quod vide (which see)


R

reduced class rate (rate classification)
return cargo
received
rate construction unit
remittance
rent-a-Container
restrict(ed)
returned or retired
reinsurance
international regulations conserning the inter-
national carrige of dangerous goods by rail
Rhine-Main-Danube Navigation System
rate not reported
routing order
receipt of goods
roll-oll/roll-off
reference our telex
round charter party
reply paid
rate to be arranged
railway


S

surcharge (rate classification)
Single Administrative Document
surcharge
shipper and carrier
shipping and forwaring agent
Sunday and Holidays expected
specific commodity rate
saling date
small damage
sight draft
Special Drawing Rights
Shippers Declaration for the Transport of
Dangerous Good (FIATA approved)
Standard International Trade Classification
shippers’s load and count
Ship lost or not lost
shippers letter of instruction
shipowner’s liability
International Convention on the Safety of
Life at Sea
subject to particular average
square centimeter(s)
square inch(es)
strike, riots, civil commotions
steamship
stevedores
subject to letter of credit being opened
subject to licence being granted
Society for world wide interbank finencial
telecommunication


T

telegraphic address
the air cargo tariff
through bill of lading
to be named (ship)
time charter
traffic conference area (IATA)
transcontainer
Transport and Communications Commission
time of departure
Trade Data Interchange (EDP)
telegraph delivery order
Trans-European Combined rail service
Trans-European-Continer Express rail service
Trans-European-Express Marchandises rail
service
twenty foot equivalent unit (container)
international transit by rail
Customs Convention on the international
Transport of goods under cover of TIR carnets
(Transport International by Road)
International declaration of goods carried by
Rail (customs)
total loss
tariff level factor
tonnage
time of dispatch
Trailer onboard flatcar
time of receipt
time of transmission
tier on weight (container stacking according
to weight)
theft, pilferage, non delivery
terms of trade


U

usual conditions
under deck
upper deck
Ultra Large Crude (oil) Carrier
unit load device (aircraft)
United States currency
Underwriter


V

value
value added tax
vessels convenience
Vessel
Very Important Cargo
Very Important Object
Very Important Person
Very Large Crude (oil) Carrier
vice versa


W

Convention for the Unification of certain
Rules relating to International Carriage by Air
(1929)
with average (Institute Cargo Clause)
Waybill
whether cleared customs or not
working day(s)
width
with effect from
wharfage
Warehouse
whether in port or not
weather permitting
with particular average
Warehouse Receipt
War Risk Insurance
weight tons
weight/volume
warehouse warrant
weather working days


X

exlusive of loading and unloading
express paid
without privileges


Y

your cable
yesterday
your letter
your order
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