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   Marine Abbreviation

Abbreviation

Context

ABOARD.

ON BOARD OF A SHIP.

BERTH

Place where a vessel loads/discharges cargo

BERTH ALLOCATION

The allocations of berths at a specified port for particular sailings

BONDED WARE HOUSE

Accommodation under customs surveillance housing dutiable cargo such as tobacco or spirits which may be stored on importation and withdrawn at importers convenience on payment of relevant duty for individual quantities

C & F

Cost and freight- cargo delivery term.

CARGO DUES

Charges raised by port authority on cargo passing over the quay usually based on tonnage or specified unit method I.e. per vehicle.

CARGO MANIFEST

Inventory of cargo shipped

CARGO PLAN

Plan depicting specie in a ship occupied by cargo.

CARGO SUPERINTENDENT

Person in charge of stevedores involving loading/discharging a ship.

CARGO-HANDLING EQUIPMENT

Equipment provided at a port or freight depot to handle cargo such as cranes, pallet trucks, pallets, fork lift trucks, straddle carriers, and so on.

CFSA

Container freight station.

CHARTERING

Process of hiring a vessel under charter party terms for voyage or period of time.

CIF

Cost insurance Freight-Cargo delivery term.

CLOSED DOCK SYSTEM

A dock system within a seaport which maintains a constant water level at all times and access to which by ship is through lock gates.

COLD STORE

Accommodation housing cargo to a refrigerated condition.

COMBINED

The prevision of a through transport service.

CONTAINER BERTH

A berth at a seaport transshipping containers. Usually such as a berth is purpose built and handles only containers.

CONTAINER STOWAGE AREA

Place where containers are stored-usually empty.

CONVEYOR SYSTEMS/BELT

Equipment enabling bagged cargo, cartons, and in some ports bulk cargo, to be loaded/discharged on an automatic electrically operated conveyor belt.

DEEP WATER HARBOUR

A harbor offering deep water facilities including deep water berth thereby being able to accommodate vessel of up to 20m draught.

DEMURRAGE

Money paid by the shipper for occupying space at a port or warehouse beyond the specified period-usually pending cargo customs clearance. It also applies to delay to delay incurred in loading/discharging a ship, container, road vehicle or road trailer, beyond the agreed period.

DESTINATION PORT

The specified port of destination for a ship or consignment.

DIRECT DELIVERY

Process of discharging cargo direct from the ship to inland transport system such as bulk cargo shipload of rice which has been cleared by customs.

DISCHARGING BERTH

Place where cargo is discharged from a ship in a seaport.

DISTRIBUTION

The transportation of goods to / from the sea arrangements.

DOCK LABOUR

The labor force in a seaport handling cargo.

L/D

Loading/discharging

LNG

Loquified natural gas

LOA

Length over all

LOLO

Lift on / lift off

LT

Long ton / Liner terms

MOL

More or Less

MOLCO

More or Less in chartere's option.

MOLOO

More Or Less in owner's option

MS

Motor ship

MT

Metric Ton

MV

Motor vessel

N/B

New building

NAABSA

Not always afloat but safely aground

NCSA

North coast south America

NOLA

New orleans

NOR

Notice of readiness

NRT

net Register Ton

OBO

Ore/Bulk/Oil

OH

Off-hire

OIL TERMINAL

A berth/terminal at a seaport equipped to handle oil transhipment.

OIL/BULK TERMINAL

A berth/terminal at a seaport equipped to handle oil and bulk cargo transshipments.

OPEN DOCK SYSTEM

A dock system in a seaport which is subject to tidal variations.

OPENING DATE

The earliest date on which cargo is accepted for shipment by (liner) shipment for a specified sailing.

OVERSIDE DISCHARGE

Process of discharging cargo direct into barges/lighter age over the ship's side using the ship's

PANDI (P&I)

Protection and indemnity

STD

Standard

SW

Salt water

SWAD

Salt water arrival draft

T/C

Time Charter

TBN

to be nominated

TOTCOM

Total commission

ULCC

Ultra large crude carrier

USAC

United States Atlantic Coast

USEC

United States East Coast


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