Contraction for “Shipper’s Export Declaration.”
estimated time of departure.
base of Naperian logarithms; origin of own ship’s true vector.
Int. equal interval; isophase.
Eastern Central Motor Carriers Association.
Eastern Weighing and Inspection Bureau.
electronic bearing line.
envelope to cycle difference; envelope to cycle discrepancy.
electronic chart data base.
electronic chart display and information system.
The U.S. Exporters Competitive Maritime Council. An association primarily of U.S. engineering, procurement and construction companies and their freight forwarders that was formed jointly by the Maritime Administration in 1997 to seek solutions to transportation problems and enhance the export of U.S. project cargoes.
estimated date of departure.
An angle piece fitted over the edge of boxes, crates, bundles and other packages to prevent the pressure from metal bands or other types from cutting into the package.
Abbreviation for “Electronic Data Interface.” Generic term for transmission of transactional data between computer systems. EDI is typically via a batched transmission, usually conforming to consistent standards.
Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce, and Transportation, is an international syntax used in the interchange of electronic data. Customs uses EDI to interchange data with the importing trade community.
International data interchange standards sponsored by the United Nations. See UN/EDIFACT.
exclusive economic zone.
enhanced group calling.
extremely high frequency.
A charge for services performed in connection with floating elevators.– Charges assessed for the handling of grain through grain elevators.
An act of Congress (1903) prohibiting rebates, concession, misbilling, etc. and providing specific penalties for such violations.
electromagnetic (underwater log).em other ship’s true vector.
to restrict the hauling of freight.
The sovereign power to take property for a necessary public use, with reasonable compensation.
Contraction for Empty Repositioning. The movement of empty containers.
electronic navigation chart.
electronic navigation chart data base.
A legal signature usually placed on the reverse of a draft; signifies transfer of rights from the holder to another party.
documents required to clear an import shipment for entry into the general commerce of a country.
Emergency Position Indicating Radiobeacon.
erasable programmable read only memory.
equation of time. er own ship’s true vector.
A monetary allowance to the customer for picking up or delivering at a point other than the destination shown on the bill of lading. This provision is covered by tariff publication.
EQUIPMENT INTERCHANGE RECEIPT (EIR)
A document transferring a container from one carrier to another, or to/from a terminal.
estimated time of arrival.
Estimated Time of Arrival. Then, It normally takes 3 hours for carriers to Break Bulk then ready to be picked up by forwarders along with customs release notification.
ETA, C, D, R, S–
Estimated Time of Arrival, Completion, Departure, Readiness, or Sailing– Estimated Time of Availability. That time when a tractor/partner carrier is available for dispatch.
Estimated Time of Departure. The cut-off time for carriers’ cargo ramp handling is normally two hours ahead of ETD. However, the freight forwarders’ consolidation cut-off time may vary depending on each forwarder’s operations respectively.
a gas produced by many fruits and vegetables that accelerates the ripening and aging processes.
“From” When used in pricing terms such as “Ex Factory” or “Ex Dock,” it signifies that the price quoted applies only at the point of origin indicated.
Notations made when the cargo is received at the carrier’s terminal or loaded aboard a vessel. They show any irregularities in packaging or actual or suspected damage to the cargo. Exceptions are then noted on the bill of lading.
Bank Abbreviation for Export–Import Bank of the United States. An independent U.S. Government Agency which facilitates exports of U.S. goods by providing loan guarantees and insurance for repayment of bank–provided export credit.
Issued in connection with documents such as letters of credit, tariffs, etc. to advise that stated provisions will expire at a certain time.
A government document declaring designated goods to be shipped out of the country. To be completed by the exporter and filed with the U.S. Government.
A government document which permits the “Licensee” to engage in the export of designated goods to certain destinations.
A rate published on traffic moving from an interior point to a port for transshipment to a foreign country.
Shipment of goods to a foreign country.
Non–negotiable B/L where there are no paper copies printed of originals.
EXW (Ex Works) (...Named Place): A Term of Sale which means that the seller fulfills the obligation to deliver when he or she has made the goods available at his/her premises (i.e., works, factory, warehouse, etc.) to the buyer. In particular, the seller is not responsible for loading the goods in the vehicle provided by the buyer or for clearing the goods for export, unless otherwise agreed. The buyer bears all costs and risks involved in taking the goods from the seller’s premises to the desired destination. This term thus represents the minimum obligation for the seller.
An Incoterm of sale meaning the seller delivers to the buyer at seller’s named premises.