Additionally referred to as coastwise, a coastal service is a domestic shipping route that follows a single
The physical delivery of inbound cargo for immediate outbound transport, with an aim to eliminate or minimise
storage time and costs.
Measured in cubic metres and feet, the cubic capacity is the cargo carrying capacity of a ship,
or shipping container.
Current Adjustment Factor (CAF)
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.
Container 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.