A natural event beyond human control which may result in
the damage of property or loss of life, such as flooding, earthquake, lightning, etc.
Meaning ‘according to value’, it is
the chargeable tax based on the value of goods or property.
Short for Freight Agent, it is a person, company or business that
acts for or represents another with authority to direct the transport of goods and submit associated paperwork.
Facilities - Containment areas or warehouses approved by New Zealand MPI to hold and manage imported goods that are considered a biosecurity
risk or hazard, such as plant materials, used machinery, sea containers, etc.
Sometimes referred to as an Attendance Fee,
the Agency Fee represents freight related charges while the ship is at port.
Varieties of coal blended together.
Institute of Merchant Shipping.
An amendment or addendum is an additional requirement or modification made to a document (such
as a Booking Confirmation) following publication or printing.
Arrival Notification Form abbreviation, advising consignees of goods
that are due to arrive soon.
Association of Ships’ Agents & Brokers.
Association of Shipping Lines.
customs documentation granting temporary importation of goods without payment of otherwise applicable duties and taxes.
international convention governing the carriage of passengers and their luggage by sea including liability.
A measurement of petroleum output, B/D or BPD refers to the number of barrels produced per day (barrels per day).
for Bill Of Lading. Please refer Bill Of Lading.
Also referred to as Freight Ton, B/L Ton is the greater measurement or weight of cargo where one tonne is
either 1,000 kg or one cubic metre.
Also referred to as a Booking Request, a booking is a schedule order made in advance to
transport goods and cargo.
Document confirming freight is reserved for shipment at appointed place and date.
referred to as BOP, B/P is an acronym for balance of payments.
Please refer Beam.
Cargo that is not shipped in shipping
A general or multipurpose cargo ship which typically carries freight of various or non-uniform sizes.
front end of a ship.
Cargo commodities transported in loose, unpacked or large quantities and stored in the hull of a vessel (or
cargo hold), such as gravel, grain ore or oils.
Also referred to as bulk freighter or bulker, a bulk carrier is a ship
specifically designed to transport bulk commodity cargoes such as coal, cement, diesel, etc. Such goods are stored in the vessel’s
A wall within the hull of a ship used to partition compartments for functional, safety and structural purposes.