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Shipping Terminology

BAF 

Bunker Adjustment Factor

Break Bulk 

Non-Containerised Cargo

CAN 

Customs Authority Number

Charter 

Hire

CMR/ICS 

Integrated Cargo System (Cargo Management Re-Engineering)

Conventional Ship 

General Cargo (Containerised or Uncontainerised)

D/O 

Delivery Order

Demurrage 

Penalties (storage costs for non-pickup etc).

EDN 

Export Declaration Number

FAK 

Freight of All Kinds

FCL 

Full Container Load

FEU 

Forty ft. Equivalent Unit

GP 

General Purpose

LCL 

Less than Container Load

Liner Shipping 

Scheduled Shipping

LoLo Lift 

Lift On/Lift Off

NVOCC 

Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier

PSC 

Port Service Charge

RoRo 

Roll On/Roll Off

Security Charge 

Charged by Port Authority, Ship or Terminal

SOC 

Shipper Owned Container

TEU 

Twenty ft. Equivalent Unit

THC 

Terminal Handling Charge