Glossary of Terms

GLOSSARY OF MARITIME TERMS – DOCKERS

 

⦁ MARITIME FREIGHT

Basic/Maritime Freight:
It is the cost of maritime shipping from one port to another. In this rate are considered the shipping terms that condition the final cost of basic/maritime freight.

Liner Terms:
In terms of line or dock implies that the operations of loading, stowage, unloading and discharge are quoted within the freight (maneuvers). The cost of the pre-hook operations on the load and the subsequent to it on discharge are excluded.

Contract F.I. (Free In): Free InIt implies that the expenses corresponding to the operation of cargo (maneuvers) are not included in the freight and will run on account of the merchandise.The costs of stowage and unloading are included (1 maneuver).

Contract F.I.O.S.T. (Free In and Out and Stowed and Trimmed):
Idem to the previous one, but excludes the expenditure of shoving of the grain for account of the transporter, being in charge of the merchandise. (Bulk load)

Contract F.I.O.S. (Free In and Out and Stowed):
Quoted freight does not include the costs of loading, unloading and stowage operations (no maneuver).

Contract F.I.L.O. (Free In, Liner Out):
The costs of loading are on account of the merchandise and the costs of unloading on behalf of the ship-owner or carrier.

Contract L.I.F.O. (Liner In, Free Out):
The costs of loading are on account of the ship-owner or carrier and the costs of unloading by account of the merchandise.

TERMS AND NOMENCLATURES FOR CONTAINERS TRANSPORT CONDITIONS

 

Intermodal Service:
It is the transport service that is carried out between two points using two or more different means of transport, according to the requirements made by the contractor of the load.

Door to door service:
The shipping line within the value of the contracted freight is responsible for transporting the load from the warehouse defined by the shipper to the port of shipment and/or from the port of unloading to the warehouse defined by the consignee. Additionally, the carrier is responsible for coordinating the movement of the empty container at the port of origin, as well as the movement of the empty container at destination. All related costs are on behalf of the carrier.

Port – port service:
The shipping line is responsible for transporting the load from the port of shipment to the port of discharge. The user is responsible at his/her cost, of transporting the load from the user’s warehouse at the origin, to the port of shipment, and/or from the port of unloading to the warehouse of the user at destination.

In addition, the user is also responsible for the cost of moving the empty container from the storage to the original warehouse and/or from the warehouse to the storage at destination.

Container Yard (CY):
Expression making reference to the designated area by the carrier, in order to effect the receipt, delivery, storage and minor repairs of empty containers.

CONDITIONS OF FILLING AND EMPTYING CONTAINERS

Condition Full Container Load (FCL):
The loads are shipped, stowed and counted in the container, at the expense of the user.

Condition Less Container Load (LCL):
The cargoes are shipped, stowed and counted in the container, for account and responsibility of the shipping line. The operation described above is carried out at the place designated by the shipping company.

Combinations:
According to what is mentioned in 3.1 and 3.2 the following combinations can be made depending on whether the condition of filling or emptying was duly agreed with the shipment or consignee.

Freight ALL IN:
Freight that all loading/unloading operations, stowage/unloading, traction to the storage terminal or warehouse.

RECLAMATIONS IN THE BOARDING KNOWLEDGE

SIGLAS ENGLISH SPANISH
AGS ADEN GULF SURCHARGE Reload for piracy attacks in the Gulf of Aden.
AMS AMERICAN MANIFEST DOCUMENT Cost for compulsory electronic transmission to US Customs
APS ASIA PREMIUM SURCHAGE
BAF BUNKER AJUSTMENT FACTOR Oil price fluctuations
BAS BASE RATE Base rate
BKF BANK CHARGE Bank Commission
BUC BUNKER CONTRIBUTION Cost per gasoline
BCR BUNKER RECOVERY COST Cost of fuel recovery
CAF CURRENCY ADJUSTMENT FACTOR Fluctuations in currency exchange
CAPIF COEFFICIENT DÁJUSTEMENT DE LA PARITIE ET INDEXATION FUEL Cost of fuel fluctuation
CCH CHASIS USAGE
CDD CARGO DATA DECLARATION Shipping companies apply this surcharge per B/L, not per container.
CDR ALAMEDA CORRIDOR CHARGE (USA)
CGS CONGESTION SURCHARGE Charge for port congestion
CHS CHASIS SURCHARGE(USA) Chassis charge
CON CONGESTION SURCHARGE Charge for port congestion
CPR 20 “ CONTAINER POREMIUM (FOR DALIAN QINGDAO, XINGANG, YANTAI, LIANYUGANG) 20 ”Premium Container Cost
CSF CARRIER SECURITY FEE Security surcharge charged at ports.
CSS CARRIES SECURITY SURCHARGE Shipping Security Charge
CUC CHASIS USAGE CHARGE Use of chassis used for the mobilization of containers.
CWC 20 “ HEAVY WEIGHT CHARGE Cost per container of 20”
CWO ORIGIN SPAIN CARGO WHARFAGE Cost per warehouse of origin in Spain
DAE DOCUMENTO DE ACOMPAÑAMIENTO DE EXPORTACIÓN Documentation accompanying the goods up to the customs
DCC DEPOT CONTAINER CONTROL Container Deposit
DCF INBOUND DOCUMENTATION FEE Documentation by inbond
DDC DESTINATION DELIVERY CHARGE Destination delivery charge
DDF DOCUMENTATION FEE- DESTINATION Documentation in destination
DHC HANDLING CHARGE Management fee
DIC INLAND HUALAGE TO INLAND DEPOT Land to deposit
DOC DOCUMENTATION FEE Documentation
DOD DOCUMENTATION FEE IN DESTINATION Documentation in destination
DOL DOCUMENTATION FEE IN ORIGIN Documentation in origin
DTHC TERMINAL HANDLING CHARGE IN DESTINATION Destination terminal handling fee
EBS EMERGENCY BUNKER SURCHARGE Charge for fuel
EDI ELECTRONIC DATA INTERCHANGE FEE Electronic data exchange
EFA EMERGENCY FUEL ADITIONAL Additional emergency fuel
EFR EMERGENCY FREIGHT REVISION Emergency Cargo Review
EFS EMERGENCY FUEL SURCHARGE Emergency fuel Charge
EHD EQUIPMENT HANDOVER CHARGE AT DISCHARGE Equipment for loading as a download
EIS EQUIPMENT IMBALANCE SURCHARGE Surcharge for missing equipment.
Emer. BAF EMERGENCY BUNKER AJUSTMENT FACTOR Emergency adjustment factor in fuel rates.
ERR EMERGENCY RATE RESTORATION Adjustment in the level of freight applied exceptionally (“emergency”) by shipping companies
ERS EQUIPMENT REPOSITIONING SURCHARGE Equipment Replacement Fee
ERS EMERGENCY RISK SURCHARGE Risk Charge
FAF FUEL ADJUSTMENT SURCHARGE Fuel adjustment charge
FRO FREE OUT Free
FSC FUEL SURCHARGE Fuel Rate. It fluctuates according to the price or oil
FUS INTERMODAL FUEL SURCHARGE Charge for intermodal fuel
GAS GULF OF ADEN SURCHARGE Cargo by gulf of anden
GIC GATE IN CHARGE Charge on door
GOH GARMENT ON HANGERS Maneuvering with crane
GRI GENERAL RATE INCREASE General increase in freight
HAZ HAZARDOUS SURCHARGE Dangerous Charge
HQA HIGH CUBE High cube
HWS HEAVY WEIGHT SURCHARGE Overweight Charge
ICD INLAND CONTAINER DEPOT Land container deposit
IDB INLAND HAILAGE BY BARGE/TRUCK IN DESTINATION Land by hauler / truck carrier at destination
IDF INLAND HAULAGE BY FEEDER/ TRUCK IN DESTINATION Land freight forwarder / truck at destination
IDR INLAND HAULAGE BY RAIL/ TRUCK IN DESTINATION Land by carrier train / truck at destination
IDT INLAND HAULAGE BY TRUCK IN DESTINATION Land by truck at destination
IFP INTERIM FUEL PARTICIPATION Fuel Participation
IHE EXPORT INLAND RATE Land export tax
IHI INLAND HAULAGE IMPORT Import cost inland
IMO DANGEROUS CARGO SURCHARGE Hazardous handling charge
IMP IMPORT SERVICE CHARGE Import Service Fee
IND INLAND DESTINATION Land destination
INO INLAND ORIGIN Land Origin
IRC
ISPS INTERNATIONAL SHIP AND PORT FACILITY SECURITY CODE Surcharge applied by shipping companies to compensate for the additional costos of security measures.
LAC LOCAL ADMINISTRATION CHARGE Surcharge for locar administration
LIS LOGISTICS IMBALANCE SURCHARGE Charge for logistical imbalance
LOC LINER OUT CHARGES Surcharge due to the evolution of prices in some ports in Africa
LSFS LOW SULPHUR FUEL SURCHARGE Surcharge for pollution of European Union Waters
LSS LOW SULPHUR SURCHARGE Low Sulfur Charge
MAR LOW SULPHUR FUEL SURCHARGE Charge for low sulfur in fuel
MTD MULTIMODAL TRANSPORT DOCUMENT Multimodal transport document
NCC NORTH CHINA SURCHARGE North China cargo
ODF DOCUMENTATION FEE ORIGIN Documentation of origin
ODS OPEN TOP SURCHARGE Open top charge
OHC HANDLING CHARGE ORIGIN Charge for handling at origin
ONC ONCARRIAGE Additional transport at destination
OTHC ORIGIN TERMINAL HANDLING Handling of terminals
PAN PANAMA CANAL TRANSIT Transit through Panama Canal
PCC PANAMA TRANSIT FEE Transit through Panama
PCH SPACE FREIGHT PREMIUM Premium load space
PCL PANAMA CANAL LOCK RECOVERY Security surcharge on the Panama Canal
PCLI PANAMA CANAL LOCK IMPROVEMENT Surcharge for improvements in the Panama canal
PCS PORT CONGESTION CHARGE Cost of congestion in port
PCS PANAMA CANAL SURCHARGE Surcharge applicable to goods in transit through the Panama Canal
PCTF PANAMA CANAL TRANSIT FEE Surcharge for Panama Canal Pass
PDS PORT DELAY SURCHARGE Surcharge for port delays
PMS PEAK MARKET SURCHARGE Surcharge per season
PNS PANAMA SURCHARGE Charge for Panama
PSC PORT SECURITY CHARGE Surcharge in port security
PSE PORT SECURITY CHARGE EXPORT PORT SECURITY CHARGES FOR EXPORT
PSI PORT SECURITY CHARGE IMPORT Import Port Security Fee
PSS PEAK SEASON SURCHARGE It is a surcharge of the maritime freight that is usually applied in the high season of some traffics
RAC RESTRICT AIR CARGO
RCR REGIONAL COST RECOVERY Costo regional
OWS OVER WEIGHT SURCHARGE Regional cost
RPT RIVER PLATE TOLL River Toll of silver
SCM SECURITY COMPLIANCE MANAGEMENT CHARGE Cost of sending information to US Customs
SCM SECURITY MANIFEST CHARGE Transmission manifest to US Customs
SCS SECURITY CARRIER SURCHARGE Security Surcharge to Carrier
SCTF SUEZ CHANEL TRAFFIC Surcharge for the passage of ships through the Suez Canal
SD SECURITY CHARGE AT PORT OF DISCHARGE Surcharge for port security download
SEC SECURITY SURCHARGE ISPS Security Charge
SEP SPECIAL EQUIPMENT PREMIUM Special equipment
SER CARRIER SECURITY CHARGE Security Charge
SES SPECIAL EQUIPMENT SURCHARGE Surcharge for special equipment
SMD SECURITY MANIFEST DOCUMENTATION FEE Shipping companies apply this surcharge per B / L, nor per container.
SRC SEGURO RESPONSABILIDAD CIVIL Obligatory impact of the civil liability insurance of the transitional company.
SUZ SUEZ CANAL TRANSIT Transit by Suez Canal
T/T TRANSIT TIME Transit Time is the shipping companies estimate
TAD TRANSPORT ADDITIONAL Additional transport
TAX GOVERMENT AND PORT TAXES Taxes
THC TERMINAL HANDLING CHARGE Cost of container handling in one
THC TERMINAL HANDLING AT DESTINATION Container handling at destination
TRAD TRAMITES ADUANALES Customs papers
TRC TERMINAL RECEIVING CHARGE Load Handling
TRC TERMINAL RELEASE CONTAINER Handling on destination
TS TRANSSHIPMENT CHARGE Charge for transhipment of merchandise
TSD TERMINAL SECURITY AT DESTINATION Security  surcharge on destination
TSF TERMINAL SECURITY FEE Security Surcharge
USS US SECURITY CHARGE Security surcharge applies in the United States
WFS WINTER FEEDER SURCHARGE Winter shipping charge
WHA WHARFAGE Surcharge for docking
WRS WAR RISK SURCHARGE Surcharge by zone in war or with high risk of being declared
WSU WINTER SURCHARGE Winter Surcharge
XWT HEAVY WEIGHT SURCHARGE Charge for excess weight

OTHER USUAL TERMS IN PORT OPERATIONS

Boarding/Berthing:
Operation of mooring a ship to another that is docked or docked in the terminal’s aquatic operations area.

Port Activity:
Construction, conservation, development, use, utilization, exploitation, operation, management of ports, terminals and port facilities in general, including activities necessary to access them, in maritime, river and lake areas.

Port Administrator:
Legal entity incorporated or domiciled in the country, which manages a port or port terminal. The Port Administrator may be public or private.

Customs clearance:
Activity consisting of recognizing the goods, verifying their nature and value, establishing their weight, account or measure, classifying it in the tariff nomenclature and determining the charges applicable to them.

Customs Broker:
Natural or legal person authorized by the Tax Administration Secretariat, which officially represents the consignees or owners of the cargo.

Storage:

It is the service that is lent to the cargo that remains in the places of deposit determined by the company.

Tax offices:
Open or closed offices intended for the temporary placement of the goods as long as their dispatch is requested.

Maritime Area:
Water space between the docks of Terminals with direct berthing facilities and artificial breakwaters, or between said docks and the demarcation line fixed by means of beacons or other signaling points or the space necessary for the mooring and unloading of buoys.

Port Development Area:
Land, sea, lake and river areas qualified by the Port Authority, suitable for use in the construction, expansion of ports or port terminals, or that, for reasons of logistical, commercial, urban or other nature, are destined as such.

Areas of Dockage and Permanence of the Ships:
It is the maritime strip of 500 meters that surround a port facility to the open sea, of penetration or the dock.

Ship-owner:
The natural or legal person, who owns the ship, or who, without being one, has it in charter. In any case, it is the one that conditions the ship for its exploitation, obtaining freight performance of the merchandise or transport of passengers.

Berthing:
Driving operation of the ship from the official anchorage of the port and docking it to the dock or designated berth.

Draft:
It is the submerged depth of a ship in the water.

Load:
Cargo or set of effects or goods for their transport are shipped and stowed from one port to another in a ship. Consolidated Load:
Grouping of goods belonging to one or more consignees, assembled to be transported from one port to another in containers, provided that they are covered by the same shipping document. Liquid Bulk Load:Liquids shipped or landed through pipes and/or sleeves. Rolling Load (RO-RO):
Vehicles for the transport of persons or cargo, as well as rolling equipment intended for agriculture, mining or other activities, mobilized by their own means.

UN Code:

It is the international maritime dangerous goods code.

Dangerous Merchandise:
Are the goods classified as dangerous for which there are some regulations regarding their procedure of acceptance, packing, stowage, documentation and transportation, whether for local or for international transportation. There are nine (9) classifications of dangerous goods for international maritime transport and regulations, documentation, acceptance procedures, packaging and stowage are established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Port Concession:
Administrative act whereby the State grants to national or foreign legal persons, the right to exploit certain port infrastructure or to carry out port infrastructure works for the provision of public services. It involves the transfer of some type of port infrastructure owned by the state for exploitation by the lending entity so that it is subject to improvements or extensions.

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