Glosary - SEA
B.A.F.
Bunker adjustment factor (balance for changing fuel costs)
B/L
Bill of Lading (transport document listing the sea transport from departure to destination)
C.A.F.
Currency adjustment factor (balance for fluctuations in rate of the various currencies)
C.F.S.
Container freight station (warehouse where the consolidation containers are loaded or unloaded)
Conference Line
Conference Line Shippers which are members of a committee
C.Y.
(Container Yard) Place where loaded containers are delivered to be shipped or forwarded
C/S
Congestion surcharge (surcharge for waiting time in the ports)
C.S.C.
Container service charge (transit costs for containers in Europe)
DEMURRAGE
rent of container, if the container is not picked up at the port within a set time
DETENTION
rent of container if the empty container is not returned on time
E.C.B.
Express Cargo Bill of Lading (a freight document, not an ownership document)
E.T.A.
Estimated time of arrival (planned arrival of ship)
E.T.D.
Estimated time of departure (planned departure of ship)
F.C.L.
Full container load (full container service)
FCL/FCL
full container service from door to door
FEU
Fourty foot equivalent unit (40 foot container unit)
FCL/LCL
consignments in one container from a sender for several recipients
L.C.L.
Less than container load (partial deliveries)
LCL/LCL
partial deliveries, which are put into one container in the container freight station and then separated at the destination
LCL/FCL
consignments in one container from several senders for one recipient
M.V.
Motor Vessel (High-sea ship)
M.S.
Motor Ship
Non Conference Line
(outside) shippers which are not members of a committee
Non-Negot- Bill of Lading
unsigned B/L copies, which are not originals and therefore have no permit allowances
Notify
Additional to notified address
P.O.L.
Port of loading
P.O.D.
Port of discharge
Stripping
Unloading of container
Stuffing
Loading of container
T.A.A.
Trans Atlantic Agreement (Committee in the Trans Atlantic Service)
T-B/L
Through Bill of Lading
TEU
Twenty foot equivalent unit (20 foot container unit)
T.H.C.
Terminal handling charge (Handling costs for container)
T/T
Transit time
W/M
Weight or Measurement (calculation of sea freight based on tonnes or cubic meters, depending which is higher)