Federal Maritime Commission (Control of Shipping
Full Truck Load, an indication for a truck transporting
cargo directly from supplier to receiver.
The delivery of goods by a factory whereby the
goods are put at the disposal of another (internal)
party such as a commercial department.
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.
An indication of the country in which a means
of transport is registered through a reference
to the ensign of this country.
Capable to be set on fire under given circumstances.
(Amendment 25 IMO DGS).
The lowest temperature at which a good produces
enough vapour to form a flammable mixture with
A container with two end walls and open sides.
Any group of means of transport acting together
or under one control.
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.
A three or four wheeled mechanical truck with
forks at the front designed for lifting, carrying
and stowing cargo.
Unit of measurement equivalent to one forty foot container.
The party arranging the carriage of goods including
connected services and/or associated formalities
on behalf of a shipper or consignee.
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).
Document issued to a freight forwarder, giving
instructions to the forwarder for the forwarding
of goods described therein.