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Glossary

Boost Your Supply Chain Terminology

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A

Air Waybill (AWB)Airline Terminal FeeAnti-dumping Duties (AD)Automated Export System (AES)Automated Manifest System (AMS)

B

Blank SailingBlind ShipmentBobtail FeeBreak BulkBulk Cargo

C

CAIN (Customs Assigned Importer Number)CBM (Cubic Meter)CBP (Customs and Border Protection)CES (Centralized Examination Station)CFS (Container Freight Station)CFS (Container Freight Station) Cut-offCFS (Container Freight Station) FeeCTPATCY (Container Yard) CutoffCargo InsuranceCargo Ready Date (CRD)CarrierCartageChassisChassis FeeChassis Pool Chassis SplitChinese New Year (CNY)Clean Truck FeeCo-LoaderCommerce Control List (CCL)Commercial InvoiceCommon CarrierConsigneeConsolidationContainerContainer Yard (CY)Contract of CarriageCountervailing DutiesCustoms ExamCustoms Exam Fee

D

Declared Value CoverageDeconsolidationDelivery Labor FeeDelivery OrderDemurrageDetentionDevanningDouble Blind ShipmentDrayageDropDrop FeeDrop and PickDry RunDry Van ShippingDutyDuty Drawback

E

EBS (Emergency Bunker Surcharge)EIN (Employer Identification Number)ELD (Electronic Logging Device)EXW (Ex Works)Export LicenseExpress Bill of Lading

F

FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon)FBA IDFCA (Free Carrier)FCL (Full Container Load)FDA (Food and Drug Administration)FEU (Forty-foot Equivalent Unit)FOB (Free on Board)FTL (Full Truckload)Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) First Sale ValuationForeign Trade Zone (FTZ)ForkliftFuel Surcharge (FSC)

G

GRI (General Rate Increase)Gating InGeneral Average General OrderGolden Week

H

HC (High Cube) ContainerHS / HTS CodesHarbor Maintenance Fee (HMF)Hazmat

I

ISPS Code (International Ship and Port Facility Security Code)Importer of RecordIncoterms®Inherent ViceInside Delivery FeeIntensive ExamInternational Roadcheck

J

Jones Act

K

Known Shipper

L

LCL (Less than Container Load)LTL (Less than Truckload)Last Free DayLetter of Indemnity (LOI)LiftgateLiftgate FeeLive Unload

M

MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet)

N

Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC)Notify Party

O

Origin ChargeOriginal Bill of Lading (OBL)

P

PGA (Partner Government Agency)Packing List (PL)PalletPallet Exchange FeePer Diem ChargePre-Pull

Q

Quality Control (QC)

R

Residential Delivery FeeRolled Cargo

S

Ship From Address (Amazon)Shipper's Letter of Instruction (SLI)Shipping Order (SO)Special Delivery FeeSplit ShipmentStop Off FeeStorage ChargesStuffing

T

TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit)Tail Gate ExamTransloadingTrucking Wait Fee

U

Ultimate Consignee

V

VAT (Value Added Tax) Number

W

Wharfage

X

X-Ray Exam

Y

Yard Storage

Z

Zone Rate

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