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Glossary: D To G

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From 'DDP' to 'GVW', explore Champion Freight's D to G of shipping and freight terms. Please contact us if you require further information and assistance.





DDP


Deliver Duty Paid.


DDU


Deliver Duty Unpaid.


Dangerous Goods


Also referred to as hazardous material, dangerous goods are potentially harmful substances such as petroleum, acid, radioactive material, explosives, biohazardous medical waste, etc that pose a high or unreasonable risk to the health and safety of people, property, flora and fauna.


Deck


Horizontal ship platform.


Delivery


The transport of goods to final destination.


Delivery Order


Abbreviated DO, the Delivery Order grants the consignee title of goods following payment for services received.


Devan


To unload or unpack goods from a shipping container.


Demurrage


Also referred to as a detention charge, demurrage is a penalty fee relating to the late detention of a ship or freight transportation vehicle, during loading or unloading, beyond allowable specified timeframes (Free Time).


Destination


The name place in which a journey or consignment is intended to end.


Detention Charge


Please refer Demurrage.


Dimensional Weight


Additionally referred to as the DIM weight, volume weight, cubed weight and measurement weight, the dimensional weight is a method of calculating freight transportation fees with consideration to cargo height, width and length.


Door To Door


Cargo pickup and delivery to final specified address location.


Draft


Please refer Draught.


Draught


The vertical distances between the waterline and a ship or boat’s lowest point underwater.


Drawback


Government tax or duty rebate applied to imported goods which are subsequently exported.


Dry Dock


A dock at port which can be flooded or drained of water to allow vessels to enter or exit, and rest on a dry platform for hull repairs and maintenance.


Dry Shipping Container


20’ to 40’ standard shipping container used to stow general cargo commodities.


Duty


A tax or tariff imposed on imports by local customs authorities.


EDI


Electronic Data Interchange – used in the transfer of data between different computer networks and systems.


Embargo


Official ban or restriction of trade or commercial activity to a country.


ETA


Estimated Time of Arrival.


ETD


Estimated Time of Departure.


Ex Works


Terms of trade which places greater responsibility on the buyer, allowing goods to be picked up (without loading) at the seller’s place of business, warehouse, depot, etc.


Exports


The shipment of goods to another country.


Export Duty


Tax imposed on exported goods.


FAK


Freight All Kinds or Freight Of All Kinds is a shipping classification term, which refers to a consolidated full container load shipment consisting of mixed goods.


FAS


Free Alongside Ship or Free Along Side. Transport quote which includes physical delivery of goods to port alongside a vessel.



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