From 'C&F' to 'CWD', explore the shipping and freight industry's use of the letter C. Please contact us if you
require further information and assistance.
Cost and Freight - terms of sale quoting the cost of goods and delivery.
Passengers or goods transported
between two points by sea or air within the same country.
When a vessel has turned on its side or is positioned upside-down
Goods and merchandise stowed on a ship, truck, train, aircraft or other vehicle for transport.
or warehouse loading dock, where vehicles are loaded/unloaded.
The area within an aircraft or ship assigned to storing cargo.
Vessel loading plan, based on commodity types, quantities, weights, scheduled unloading ports and other key considerations to
ensure the ship is seaworthy, efficiently loaded, and ready for departure on time.
A transport document finalised at
departure, listing all cargo (including quantities and descriptions), crew and passengers on board, for destination port authorities
The process of loading shipping containers and pallets with goods in preparation for transport and
A portion of a nation’s imports and exports reserved to national-flag ships.
Also referred to as
a freighter, a cargo ship is any vessel that primarily carries cargo.
Carriage of Goods Act of 1979
New Zealand legislation governing
the transport of goods (responsibilities and liabilities) and covered under Champion Freight’s terms of service (section 19.2).
Carriers are transport companies that move cargo by land, sea or air.
2. Vessel types, ie bulk carrier.
specifying cargo particulars, issued by the carrier and presented to customs authorities.
Abbreviation for Customs Electronic Delivery Order, a CEDO is a Customs export entry which must be completed,
submitted and approved by Customs prior to cargo export and loading to vessel.
When a shipping line urgently requests CEDO
documentation and Customs approval prior to cargo loading for export.
A slot aboard a cellular vessel used to secure containerised
Please refer Container Ship.
Certificate of Origin
Used in foreign trade, a certificate of origin documents the
country in which goods were manufactured, produced, or processed amongst other important shipment details including destination, commodity,
Container Freight Station. Also referred to as a container terminal or container yard, the CFS is the designated port location
assigned to the storage, loading and unloading of containerised freight to and from vessels.
The leasing of a vessel and/or
crew for a voyage.
The person or party who charters a ship.
Trade tariffs applied for chartering tonnage.
Legal agreement specifying contact terms relating to the hiring of a charter vessel for a particular voyage or defined
period of time.
A transport ship specially designed to carry chemicals in bulk.
Cost, Insurance, Freight - terms of
sale quoting the cost of goods, transport insurance and delivery.
An oil tanker which has removed all traces of crude and
heavy fuel oils from cargo areas which can remain following transportation and delivery.
Centimetres. 1cm = 0.39370078740157477in.
Compagnie Maritime d’Affretement, Compagnie Generale Maritime (shipping line).
Code of Liner Conduct
The regulation of shipping traffic
in terms of shipment quantities between two foreign countries - 20% for owners of the country which is neither the origin nor the
destination, 40% for owners of the country of destination and 40% for owners of the country of origin, as drafted under the auspices
of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
Carriage of Goods by Sea Act - United States legislation governing
the rights and responsibilities between shippers and owners for all US sea freight imports and exports.
A ship used for the
transportation of coal.
Used in international trade, a commercial invoice is used for customs declaration purposes
detailing the value of goods.
A commodity is a specification of products and goods, such as food, machinery, oil, etc.
Intersection of multiple transit routes.
The consignee is a person or party who is considered to be the owner or purchaser
of a consignment.
The consignor is the person or party sending a consignment.
The merging and optimisation of
freight consignments into one shipment to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
Required by some foreign countries,
the consular invoice is a document used in international trade to certify a shipment of goods and details relative cargo particulars
including commodity, consignee, consignor, etc.
A container, or shipping container, is a steel rectangular box or collapsible
platform typically measuring 20ft and 40ft in length, used for the storage or transportation of goods by road, rail and sea.
Also known as a ship-to-shore crane, or container handling gantry crane, the container crane is a specially designed dockside
gantry crane used to load and unload shipping containers to and from vessels.
When a shipping line urgently requests
container numbers for shipments that are yet to be gated in for loading. Such information is used by the shipping line to finalise
cargo manifests and loading placement/order.
Container Service Charge
Containerised freight terminal handling and storage fee.
Additionally referred to as a cellular vessel, a container ship is a type of freighter or cargo ship designed to transport containerised
Container Stuffing List (CSL)
List of goods and how they are stowed within a shipping container.
Please refer CFS.
Also referred to as containerised cargo, containerised freight are goods packed
into standardised shipping containers measuring 20ft and 40ft in length, ready for shipment and transportation.
of freight from one location to another or the means by which cargo is transported (ie vehicle).
to as coastwise, a coastal service is a domestic shipping route that follows a single coast.
The physical delivery of
inbound cargo for immediate outbound transport, with an aim to eliminate or minimise storage time and costs.
in cubic metres and feet, the cubic capacity is the cargo carrying capacity of a ship, or shipping container.
Currency Adjustment Factor
A fee which accounts for fluctuations in international currency exchange rates.
An individual or company who is
licensed by the government to submit and clear goods or merchandise through customs.
The act of passing imported or
exported goods through customs, subject to documentation and physical inspection approval (where applicable), permitting cargo to
enter or leave the country.
Cut & Run
A cut and run can refer to the late arrival of a vessel at port, requiring the ship to depart
prematurely without loading all reserved cargo and shipping containers in order to maintain sailing schedule. Original use of the
term related to the hasty departure of a vessel requiring the ship’s anchor cable to be cut in order to make sail at once.
Weight Declaration. Subject to country, federal or state legislation, a CWD may be required in order to transport international sea
freight containers by road or rail.