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- ACCOMODATION UNIT look up translate image
- Fitted with cabins and catering facilities for offshore crews. Semisubmersible accommodation units are often called "Flotels".
- ACT OF GOD look up translate image
- An accident due exclusively to natural causes which may not be provided against by human foresight.
- ACTUAL CONTAINER GROSS WEIGHT look up translate image
- Total weight of a container including empty container, loose internal fittings and payload.
- ACTUAL PAY LOAD look up translate image
- The actual weight of the pay load - the difference between the actual gross weight and the gross tare weight.
- AD VALORUM look up translate image
- In proportion to value.
- AD VALORUM RATE look up translate image
- A rate applied in proportion to the value. Applied to duties graduated according to the subject matter taxed.
- ADMEASUREMENT look up translate image
- The confirmed or official dimensions of a ship.
- ADR look up translate image
- European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road, 1968.
- AFT look up translate image
- In, near, or toward the stern of the vessel.
- AGENCY FEE look up translate image
- A fee charged to the ship by the ship's agent, representing payment for services while the ship was in port. Sometimes called attendance fee.
- AHT look up translate image
- Anchor-handling tug: moves anchors and tow drilling vessels, lighters and similar.
- AHTS look up translate image
- Anchor-handling Tug/Supply. Combined supply and anchor-handling ship. Seismic ship: Conducts seismic surveys to map geological structures beneath the sea bed.
- AIMS look up translate image
- American Institute of Merchant Shipping
- ALIGNED DOCUMENTATION look up translate image
- A system devised by the ICC whereby all international trade documents are designed to a common standard, printed on A4 size paper with each item of information always appearing in the one location.
- ALL CONTAINERSHIP look up translate image
- A vessel designed to carry containers only.
- ALL HATCH SHIP look up translate image
- A vessel in which decks and tween decks consist of removable panels so the whole length of the holds are accessible from above.
- ALLISION look up translate image
- The act if striking or collision of a moving vessel against a stationary object.
- AMC look up translate image
- American Maritime Congress.
- AMIDSHIPS look up translate image
- Generally speaking the word amidships means in the middle portion of a vessel.
- ANSI look up translate image
- American National Standards Institute.
- ARRIVAL NOTICE look up translate image
- A form of advice used to notify a consignee of cargo arrival. Synonyms: Consignee Notification
- ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT look up translate image
- The document containing all particulars relating to the terms of agreement between the Master of the vessel and the crew. Sometimes called ship's articles, shipping articles.
- ASBA look up translate image
- American Shipbrokers Association.
- ASSIGNMENT look up translate image
- The documentary transfer of title to cargo.
- ASTERN look up translate image
- A backward direction in the line of a vessel's fore and aft line; behind. If a vessel moves backwards it is said to move astern; opposite to ahead.
- AT SEA look up translate image
- In marine insurance this phrase applies to a ship which is free from its moorings and ready to sail.
- AWB look up translate image
- Air Waybill (AWB) or Air Consignment Note refers to a document of affreightment used to cover the movement of goods by air. The AWB has a tracking number which can be used to check the status of delivery, and current position of the shipment. The number consists of a three letter identifier issued by IATA and a 8 digit number, the last number being a check digit. The first 7 digits can be divided by 7 and the remainder will be the last digit. The first three copies are classified as originals. The...(more)
- B/L look up translate image
- Bill Of Lading. A document by which the Master of a ship acknowledges having received in good order and condition (or the reverse) certain specified goods consigned to him by some particular shipper, and binds himself to deliver them in similar condition, unless the perils of the sea, fire or enemies prevent him, to the consignees of the shippers at the point of destination on their paying him the stipulated freight. A bill of lading specifies the name of the master, the port and destination of...(more)
- B/N look up translate image
- Booking note
- BACKFREIGHT look up translate image
- The owners of a ship are entitled to payment as freight for merchandise returned through the fault of either the consignees or the consignors. Such payment, which is over and above the normal freight, is called backfreight.
- BACKHAUL look up translate image
- A deviation to move cargo on the return leg of a voyage for the purpose of minimizing ballast mileage and thereby reducing transportation costs.
- BACKLETTER look up translate image
- Where a seller/shipper issues a 'letter of indemnity' in favour of the carrier in exchange for a clean bill of lading. May have only a limited value. Example: P & I problems.
- BAF look up translate image
- Bunker Adjustment Factor. An adjustment factor representing variations in the price of bunker fuels, expressed as a plus/minus percentage which is applied to freight calculations. See also: CABAF Synonyms: CABAF
- BAGGED CARGO look up translate image
- Various kinds of commodities usually packed in sacks or in bags, such as sugar, cement, milk powder, onion, grain, flour, etc.
- BALE CAPACITY look up translate image
- Cubic capacity of a vessels holds to carry packaged dry cargo such as bales/pallets.
- BALLAST look up translate image
- Heavy substances loaded by a vessel to improve stability, trimming, sea-keeping and to increase the immersion at the propeller. Sea water ballast is commonly loaded in most vessels in ballast tanks, positioned in compartments right at the bottom and in some cases on the sides, called wing tanks. On a tanker, ballast is seawater that is taken into the cargo tanks to submerge the vessel to a proper trim.
- BALLAST BONUS look up translate image
- Compensation for relatively long ballast voyage.
- BALLAST MOVEMENT look up translate image
- A voyage or voyage leg made without any paying cargo in a vessel's tanks. To maintain proper stability, trim, or draft, sea water is usually carried during such movements.
- BALLAST TANK look up translate image
- Compartments at the bottom of a ship or on the sides which are filled with liquids for stability and to make the ship seaworthy. Any shipboard tank or compartment on a tanker normally used for carrying salt water ballast. When these compartments or tanks are not connected with the cargo system they are called segregated ballast tanks or systems.
- BARE BOAT CHARTER look up translate image
- A charter in which the bare ship is chartered without crew; the charterer, for a stipulated sum taking over the vessel for a stated period of time, with a minimum of restrictions; the charterer appoints the master and the crew and pays all running expenses. See Demise Charter. Synonyms: Demise Charter
- BAREBOAT CHARTER look up translate image
- Vessel contract where charterers take over all responsibility for the operation of the vessel and expenses for a certain period of time. Synonyms: Demise Charter
- BARGE look up translate image
- Flat-bottomed boat designed to carry cargo on inland waterways,usually without engines or crew accommodations. Barges can be lashed together and either pushed or pulled by tugs, carrying cargo of 60,000 tons or more. Small barges for carrying cargo between ship and shore are known as lighters.
- BARGE ABOARD CATAMARAN look up translate image
- A way of loading cargo into large barges and then in turn loading the barges into a ship.
- BARGE CARRIERS look up translate image
- Ships designed to carry either barges or containers exclusively, or some variable number of barges and containers simultaneously. Currently this class includes two types of vessels, the LASH and the SEABEE.
- BARGE FORWARDING look up translate image
- The off-loading of a container from a vessel to a barge for forwarding by river or canal.
- BARGE SHIP look up translate image
- Ships which are designed to carry fully loaded barges. The barges are loaded to/from the ship in harbour without the need for berthing facilities. Loaded barges are towed between ship and shore.
- BARRATRY look up translate image
- Any wrongful act committed by the master or crew of a vessel.
- BASIC SERVICE PORT look up translate image
- Port areas freighted as though overseas ships called there.
- BAY PLAN look up translate image
- Plan of a vessel showing the distribution of cargo weights throughout the vessel and the amount of ballast and fuel at departure conditions.
- BBB look up translate image
- Before breaking bulk. Refers to freight payments that must be received before discharge of a vessel commences.
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