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B.A.F. Bunker adjustment factor (Adjustment for variable fuel costs)
B/L (Bill of Lading) Bill of Lading (Transport document detailing sea transport from the point of departure to the destination) = document of title to goods
C.A.F. Currency adjustment factor (adjustment for exchange rate variations with different currencies)
C.F.S. Container freight station (warehouse where the consolidated container is loaded or unloaded)
C.Y. Container Yard (location to which the loaded container is delivered for shipping or forwarding
C.H. Carrier’s Haulage : Inland transport to or from the sea port is performed by the shipping company
C/S Congestion surcharge (surcharge for waiting times in sea ports)
CU.FT. Cubic feet
Demurrage In container transport : an additional fee charged if a container is left longer than the agreed demurrage-free period at he sea port container depot or inland depot
NN B/L Non-negotiable Seaway Bill
E.T.A. Estimated time or arrival
E.T.D. Estimated time of departure (planned ship departure)
FCL Full container load
FCL/FCL Container from a consignor to a recipient
FCR Forwarding Agent Certificate of Receipt
LCL Less than container load (General cargo consignments)
LCL/LCL Partial deliveries that are consolidated into a single container at the container freight station and separated again at the destination
M.H. Merchant’s Haulage : Inland transport to or from the sea port is carried out by the forwarder
M.V. Motor Vessel
M.S. Motor Ship
P.O.L. Port of Loading
P.O.D. Port of Discharge
Stripping/Destuffing Loading of container
T-B/L Through Bill of Lading
TEU Twenty foot equivalent unit
T.H.C. Terminal handling charge
T/T Transit Time

War Risk Surcharge

W/M Weight or Measurement (Charging for sear freight on the basis of tonnes or cubic metres, whichever is higher)