altitude intercept (Ho~Hc); altitude factor (change of altitude in 1 minute of time from meridian transit); assumed.
amplitude; augmentation; away (altitude intercept); Arctic/Antarctic (air mass). a semi major axis.
Agency for International Development.
Admiralty List of Radio Signals.
American Trucking Association.
Always A float. A contract term requiring that the vessel not rest on the ground. In some ports the ship is aground when approaching or at berth.
Abbreviation for: – Against All Risks (insurance clause).– Association of American Railroads.
a point beyond the midpoint of a ship’s length, towards the rear or stern.
a proceeding wherein a shipper/consignee seeks authority to abandon all or parts of their cargo.
a discount allowed for damage or overcharge in the payment of a bill.
U.S. Customs’ “Automated Broker Interface,” by which brokers file importers’ entries electronically.
referring to cargo being put, or laden, onto a means of conveyance.
One carrier assumes the charges of another without any increase in charges to the shipper.
alternating current; altocumulus.
Antarctic Circumpolar Current.
a time draft (or bill of exchange) that the drawee (payer) has accepted and is unconditionally obligated to pay at maturity.– Broadly speaking, any agreement to purchase goods under specified terms.
charges that are applied to the base tariff rate or base contract rate, e.g., bunkers, container, currency, destination/delivery.
When a bill of lading is accepted or signed by a shipper or shipper’s agent without protest, the shipper is said to acquiesce to the terms, giving a silent form of consent.
a written receipt in full, in discharge from all claims.
ACS OR ACEU.S.
Customs’ master computer system, “Automated Commercial Systems.” Now being replaced by the Automated Commercial Environment system.
ACT OF GOD
an act beyond human control, such as lightning, flood or earthquake.
a term from Latin meaning, “according to value.” Import duty applied as a percentage of the cargo’s dutiable value.
automatic direction finder.
air defense identification zone.
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE
a representative of a government commission or agency vested with power to administer oaths, examine witnesses, take testimony, and conduct hearings of cases submitted to, or initiated by, that agency. Also called Hearing Examiner.
Refers to marine matters such as an Admiralty Court.
To move cargo up line to a vessel leaving sooner than the one booked.See also Roll.
ADVANCED CHARGE TRANSPORTATION
charge advanced by one carrier to another to be collected by the later carrier from the consignor or consignee.11
a bank operating in the seller’s country that handles letters of credit on behalf of a foreign bank.
acquisition exclusion boundary.
automatic frequency control.
Contract of An agreement by an ocean carrier to provide cargo space on a vessel at a specified time and for a specified price to accommodate an exporter or importer.
ADVANCED NOTICE OF ARRIVAL (ANOA)
Any vessel entering United States waters from a foreign port is required to give a 96–hour ANOV. Any vessel of 300 gross registered tonnage and greater is required to give the ANOA to the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Vessel Movement Center. Any vessel under 300 gross registered tons is required to give the ANOA to the appropriate Captain of the Port.
ADVENTURE SHIPMENT OF GOODS ON SHIPPER’S OWN ACCOUNT.
A bill of adventure is a document signed by the master of the ship that carries goods at owner’s risk. Also, a term used in some insurance policies to mean a voyage or a shipment.
ADVICE OF SHIPMENT
a notice sent to a local or foreign buyer advising that shipment has gone forward and containing details of packing, routing, etc. A copy of the invoice is often enclosed and, if desired, a copy of the bill of lading.
a vessel of 70,000 to 119,000 DWT capacity. The largest tanker size in the AFRA (average freight rate assessment) tanker rate system.
toward the stern (back end) of a ship.
automatic gain control.
a tariff published by an agent on behalf of several carriers.
A person authorized to transact business for and in the name of another person or company. Types of agents are:(1) brokers,(2) commission merchants,(3) resident buyers,(4) sales agents,(5) manufacturer’s representatives.
Numerous shipments from different shippers to one consignee that are consolidated and treated as a single consignment.
The value of a shipment agreed upon in order to secure a specific freight rate.
The weight prescribed by agreement between carrier and shipper for goods shipped in certain packages or in a certain number.
The forwarding agreement or carrying agreement between shipper and air carrier and is issued only in nonnegotiable form.
A unit load device (ULD) which links directly with the airplane cargo handling and restraint system.
Association Internationale de Signalisation Maritime (International Association of Lighthouse Authorities).
In The total price to move cargo from origin to destination, inclusive of all charges.
The striking by a moving vessel against a stationary object.
A term used to describe blocked space by airlines on behalf of forwarders/shippers.
a phrase referring to the side of a ship. Goods delivered “alongside” are to be placed on the dock or barge within reach of the transport ship’s tackle so that they can be loaded.
Privilege to use the rate producing the lowest charge.
ante meridian (before noon).
The temperature of a surrounding body. The ambient temperature of a container is the atmospheric temperature to which it is exposed,
B/L: B/L requiring updates that do not change financial status; this is slightly different from corrected B/L.
AMERICAN BUREAU OF SHIPPING U.S.
classification society which certifies seagoing vessels for compliance to standardized rules regarding construction and maintenance.
The U.S. Customs’ “Automated Manifest System.”
a tariff imposed to discourage sale of foreign goods, subsidized to sell at low prices detrimental to local manufacturers.
ANY QUANTITY (A.Q.)
Usually refers to a rating that applies to an article regardless of size or quantity.
APPARENT GOOD ORDER
When freight appears to be free of damage so far as a general survey can determine.
Determination of the dutiable value of imported merchandise by a Customs official who follows procedures outlined in their country’s tariff, such as the U.S. Tariff Act of 1930.
The warehouse or public stores to which samples of imported goods are taken to be inspected, analyzed, weighed, etc. by examiners or appraisers.
a stated amount over a fixed rate to one point to make a rate to another point.
automatic radar plotting aid.
a notification by carrier of ship’s arrival to the consignee, the “Notify Party,” and – when applicable – the “Also Notify Party.” These parties in interest are listed in blocks 3, 4 and 10, respectively, of the Bill of Lading.
anti-ship action message.
American Standards Committee X12 responsible for developing EDI standards for the United States.
Additional Secondary Phase Factor.
a term commonly used in connection with a bill of lading. It involves the transfer of rights, title and interest in order to assign goods by endorsing the bill of lading.14
ASTERN– BEHIND A VESSE
Move in a reverse direction.
Actual Time of Arrival, or Airport-To-Airport, or Air Transport Association of America.
Actual Time of Departure.
Any time Day or Night Sundays & Holidays Included. A chartering term referring to when a vessel will work.
A direction across the width of a vessel.
Australian Ships Reporting System.
AUTOMATED IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM (AIS)
It is a system used by ships and Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) principally for the identification and the locating of vessels. AIS provides a means for ships to electronically exchange ship data including: identification, position, course, and speed, with other nearby ships and VTS stations.
Same as 0.4535924277 kilograms.
Always within Institute Warranties Limits (Insurance purpose).