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Chartering Abbreviations

Index
A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A B

Abbreviation
AA AAAA AARA ABT ADCOM AFSPS AFFREIGHTMENT AFT AGW AHL ANTHAM APS ARAG A/S ATDNSHINC ATUTC BAF

Description
Always Afloat Always Accessible Always Afloat Amsterdam-Antwerp-Rotterdam Area About Address Commission Arrival First Sea Pilot Station (Norway) The hiring of a ship in whole or part At or towards the stern or rear of a ship All Going Well Australian Hold Ladders Antwerp-Hamburg Range Arrival Pilot Station Amsterdam-Rotterdam--Antwerp-Ghent Range Alongside Any Time Day or Night Sundays and Holidays Included Actual Times Used to Count Bunker Adjustment Factor. A Fuel Surcharge expressed as a percentage added or subtracted from the freight amount reflecting the movement in the market place price for bunkers. Heavy weight, often sea water, necessary for the stability and safety of a ship which is not carrying cargo. Bareboat Charter Owners lease a specific ship and control its technical management and commercial operations only. Before Breaking Bulk Both Dates Inclusive Both Ends (Load & Discharge Ports)BI = Both Inclusive The Baltic and International Maritime Council Bale (Bill of Lading) A document signed by the carrier which acts as a receipt and evidence of title to the cargo. Beam The maximum breadth of a ship Bunker on Board Best Offer Bunkers Remaining on Board Basis Basis 1 Port to 1 Port Berth Terms This is the assembly of pieces of cargo, secured into one manageable unit. This is a very flexible description; a rule of thumb is to present cargo at a size easily handled by a large (20 ton) fork lift truck. Name given for vessels Fuel and Diesel Oil supplies (Originates from Brackish Water Arrival Draft Cubic Meter Cubic Feet Cost and Freight Charterers Option Charterers

BALLAST

B
BAREBOAT CHTR

B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B C C C C C

BBB BDI BENDS BIMCO BL (1) BL (2) BM BEAM BOB BOFFER BROB BSS BSS 1/1 BT BUNDLING

BUNKERS BWAD CBM CBFT (or CFT) CFR (or C&F) CHOPT CHTRS

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Chartering Abbreviations

CIF

C
COA

C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D

COACP COB COD COGSA CONS COP CP (or C/P) CPD CPT CQD CROB CRN CST CTR DAPS DDU DDP DEM DESP DET DHDATSBE DISCH DK DLOSP DO DOLSP DOP DOT DNRSAOCLONL DRAFT

DRK DUNNAGE

DWAT (or DWT)

D E E E E E E E

EC EIU ELVENT ETA ETC ETD ETS

Cost, Insurance & Freight. Seller pays all these costs to a nominated port or place of discharge. Contract of Affreightment Owners agree to accept a cost per revenue ton for cargo carried on a specific number of voyages. Contract of Affreightment Charter Party Close of Business Cash On Delivery Carriage of Goods by Sea Act Consumption Custom Of Port Charter Party Charterers Pay Dues Carriage Paid To Customary Quick Dispatch Cargo Remaining on Board Crane Centistoke Container Fitted Days all Purposes (Total days for loading & discharging) Delivered Duty unpaid. Delivered Duty Paid. Demurrage Dispatch Detention Dispatch Half Demurrage on Actual Time Saved Both Ends Discharge Deck Dropping Last Outwards Sea Pilot (Norway) Diesel Oil Dropping Off Last Sea Pilot (Norway) Dropping Outward Pilot Department of Transport Discountless and Non-Returnable Ship and/or Cargo Lost or Not Lost Depth to which a ship is immersed in water. The depth varies according to the design of the ship and will be greater or lesser depending not only on the weight of the ship and everything on board, but also on the density Derrick Materials of various types, often timber or matting, placed among the cargo for separation, and hence protection from damage, for ventilation and, in the case of certain cargoes, to provide space in which the forks of Deadweight. Weight of cargo, stores and water, i.e. the difference between lightship and loaded displacement. East Coast Even if Used Electric Ventilation Estimated Time of Arrival Estimated Time of Completion Estimated Time of Departure Estimated Time of Sailing

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Chartering Abbreviations

E F F F F F F F F

EXW FAS FD FDD FDIS FEU FHEX FHINC FILO FIO

F F F F

FIOS FIOT FIOSLSD FIOST

F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F G G G G G G G

FIT FIW FIXING FLT FMC FMS FO (IFO) FOB FOFFER FOG FOQ FOR FORCE MAJEURE FOT FOW (1) FOW (2) FREE OUT FWAD FWDD FYG FYI GA GLS GNCN GN (or GR) GO GRD GRT

Ex Works Free Alongside Ship. Seller delivers goods to appropriate dock or terminal at port of embarkation and buyer covers costs and risks of Free of Dispatch Freight Demurrage Deadfreight Free Discharge Forty foot container equivalency unit Standard 40' Container Fridays/Holidays Excluded Fridays/Holidays Included Free In/Liner Out. Seafreight with which the shipper pays load costs and the = carrier pays for discharge costs. Free In/Out. Freight booked FIO includes the sea freight, but no loading/discharging costs, i.e. the charterer pays for cost of loading and Free In/Out Stowed. As per FIO, but includes stowage costs. Free In/Out and Trimmed. As per FIOS but includes trimming the Free In/Out Stowed, Lashed, Secured and Dunnaged. As per FIO, but includes cost of lashing securing and dunnaging cargo to Masters Free In/Out and Trimmed. Charterer pays for cost of loading/discharging cargo, including stowage and trimming. Free In Trimmed Free In Wagon Chartering a Vessel Full Liner Terms Shipowner pays to load and discharge the cargo Federal Maritime Commission US government agency Fathoms = 6 feet Fuel Oil/Intermediate FO Free on Board. Seller sees the goods "over the ship's rail" on to the ship which is arranged and paid for by the buyer Firm Offer For Our Guidance Free On Quay Free On Rail Clause limiting responsibilities of the charterers, shippers and receivers due to events beyond their control. Free On Truck First Open Water Free On Wharf Free of discharge costs to Owners Fresh Water Arrival Draft Fresh Water Departure Draft For Your Guidance For Your Information General Average Gearless Gencon a standard BIMCO charter party form Grain (capacity) Gas Oil Geared Gross Registered Tonnage

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Chartering Abbreviations

G G G H H H H H H I I I I I I I I I L L L L L L L L L L L M M M M M M M N N N

GSB GSP GTEE 2H HA HDWTS HMS HO HW IMDG IMO IND INTERMODAL ITF IU IUATUTC IUHATUTC IWL LANE METER LASH (1) LASH (2) LAT LOA LOW LS (or LUMPS) LSD LT LW LYCN MB MDO (DO) MIN/MAX MOLCHOPT MOLOO MT M/V NAABSA NCB NESTING NON-REVERSIBLE

N N N N O

NOR NRT NYPE OO

Good Safe Berth Good Safe Port Guarantee Second Half Hatch Half Dispatch Working Time Saved Heavy Metal Scrap Hold High Water International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code International Maritime Organization Indication Carriage of a commodity by different modes of transport, i.e. sea, road, rail and air within a single journey. International Transport Federation international body that regulates If Used If Used, Actual Time Used To Count If Used, Half Actual Time Used To Count Institute Warranty Limits A method of measuring the space capacity of Ro/Ro ships whereby each unit of space (Linear Meter) is represented by an area of deck 1.0 meter To hold goods in position by use of Ropes, Wires, Chains or Straps etc. Lighter Aboard Ship a vessel that loads small barges direct from the Latitude Length Overall of the vessel Last Open Water Lumpsum Lashed Secured Dunnaged Liner Terms Low Water Laycan (Layday Canceling Date) Merchant Broker Marine Diesel Oil Minimum/Maximum (cargo quantity) More or Less Charterers Option More or Less Owners Option Metric Ton (i.e. 1,000 kilos / 2204.6lbs) Motor Vessel Not Always Afloat But Safely Aground National Cargo Bureau Implies that cargo is presented stacked in the contour of similarly shaped cargo, it may be likened to a stack of plates. (Detention). If loading completed sooner than expected, then saved days will not be added to discharge time allowed. Notice of Readiness Net Registered Tonnage New York Produce Exchange Owners Option

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Chartering Abbreviations

O O P P P P P P P P R R R R S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S T T T

OSH OWS PASTUS PC PCGO PCT PDPR PERDIEM PHPD PRATIQUE RCVR REVERSIBLE (Detention) ROB RT

SATPM SB SD (or SID) SEAFREIGHT SELFD SF SHINC SHEX SKIDS SL SOC SOF SP SRBL SSHEX (or SATSHEX) SSHINC STABILITY

Open Shelter Deck Owners Past Us Period of Charter Part Cargo Percent Per Day Pro Rata Per Diem = By the Day Per Hatch Per Day License or permission to use a port Receivers If loading completed sooner than expected at load port, then days saved can be added to discharge operations. Remaining On Board Revenue Ton (i.e. 1.0 metric Ton or 1.0 cubic meter, whichever is greater). The overall RT is calculated on a line by line basis of the Packing List using the largest amount. The overall freight liability is Saturday P.M. Safe Berth Single Decker Costs charged for transporting goods over the sea. This does not cover any haulage or loading/discharging costs but the sea transport only. Self Discharging Stowage factor. Cubic space occupied by one ton (2,240 lbs/1,000 kgs) Sundays/Holidays Included Sundays/Holidays Excluded Are bearers (timber or steel) positioned under cargo to enable fork lift handling at port, and for ease of rigging and lashing on board ship. Bale (capacity) Shipper Owned Container Statement Of Facts Safe Port Signing and Releasing Bill of Lading Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays Excluded Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays Included (or SATSHINC) It is paramount that a vessel is stable in all respects at all times. When cargo is loaded / discharged, the stability is monitored by a computer, which takes into account the weight and position of cargo within the Right side of a ship when facing the bow Subject To Enough Merchandise (Availability of Cargo) The aft part of a ship Subject (to) Person employed by a ship owner, shipping company, charterer of a ship or shipper of goods to supervise cargo handling operations. Often called Salt Water Arrival Draft Salt Water Departure Draft Time Charter Owners agree to hire a particular ship for a set length of Twenty Foot Equivalency Unit Standard 20' Container Total

STARBOARD STEM STERN SUB SUPERCARGO SWAD SWDD TC TEU TTL

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Chartering Abbreviations

T U U U V W W W W W W W W W W W Y

TW USC UU UUIUATUTC VPD WCCON WIBON WIFPON WIPON WLTOHC WOG WPD WWD WRIC WWR WWWW YAR

Tween Decker Unless Sooner Commenced Unless Used Unless Used If Used Actual Time Used To Count Vessel Pays Dues Whether Customs Cleared Or Not Whether In Berth Or Not Whether In Free Pratique or not Whether In Port Or Not (distance) Water Line-To-Hatch Coaming Without Guarantee Weather Permitting Day Weather Working Day Wire Rods In Coils When, Where Ready Wibon, Wccon, Wifpon, Wipon York Antwerp Rules

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