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Bill Of Lading


The Bill of Lading is a legal document and receipt cataloguing goods for shipment and carriage contract terms.


BIMCO


Baltic and International Maritime Council.


B/L Ton


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.


Booking


Also referred to as a Booking Request, a booking is a schedule order made in advance to transport goods and cargo.


Booking Confirmation


Document confirming freight is reserved for shipment at appointed place and date.


B/P


Also referred to as BOP, B/P is an acronym for balance of payments.


Breadth


Please refer Beam.


Breakbulk


Cargo that is not shipped in shipping containers.


Breakbulk Vessel


A general or multipurpose cargo ship which typically carries freight of various or non-uniform sizes.


Bow


The front end of a ship.


Bulk


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.


Bulk Carrier


Also referred to as bulk freighter, bulk broker 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 vesselís cargo hold.


Bulkhead


A wall within the hull of a ship used to partition compartments for functional, safety and structural purposes.


Bunker Surcharge


Please refer BAF.


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