The unique data, e.g. name, number or
code, determining a certain object or
The amount of ineffective time whereby
the available resources are not used
e.g. a container in a yard.
Setting on fire or catching fire.
Focal points of detached personnel
situated within customers? Premises to
co-ordinate and advice on the customers?
Logistics activity, often replacing
in-house functions and resource.
The status of goods or persons between
the outwards customs clearance and
inwards customs clearance.
Trade terms in coded form as established
by the International Chamber of Commerce
in 1953, where after they have been
regularly updated. (Last update 2000).
The terms represent a set of
international rules for the
interpretation of the principal terms of
delivery used in trade and contracts.
Compensation for a loss and/or the
A demand which is unrelated to demand
for other products. Demand for finished
goods, parts required for destructive
testing and service parts requirements
are examples of independent demand.
System of roads, waterways, airfields,
ports and/or telecommunication networks
in a certain area.
Inland location where cargo,
particularly containerized cargo, may be
cleared by customs.
Waterways Bill of Lading
Transport document made out to a named
person, to order or to bearer, signed by
the carrier and handed to the sender
after receipt of the goods.
Thermal container without the use of
devices for cooling and/or heating.
Container frame holding one or more
thermal insulated tanks for liquids.
A system of protection against loss
under which a party agrees to pay a
certain sum (premiums) for a guarantee
that they will be compensated under
certain conditions for loss or damage.
Proof of an insurance contract.
The party covering the risks of the
issued goods and/or services that are
The systematic approach applied to
simultaneous management and acquisition
of equipment and related logistics
support, in order to provide the
customer with a desired level of
availability. Resulting in an optimum
life cycle cost and to maintain this
level through the entire life cycle.
The prevention of unauthorized
modification of information.
Reciprocal exchange of e.g. information
between two or more parties.
Two or more road transport companies
joining operations to bring cargo to a
A carrier with whom another carrier has
an interline agreement.
The movement of goods (containers) in
one and the same loading unit or vehicle
which uses successively several modes of
transport without handling of the goods
themselves in changing modes.
Air Transport Association
An international organization of
airlines, founded in 1945, with the aim
of promoting the commercial air traffic.
Parties should achieve this by
co-operation between the parties
concerned and by performance of certain
rules, procedures and tariffs, regarding
both cargo and passengers.
Association of Classification Societies
An organization in which the major
classification societies, among others
American Bureau of Shipping, Lloyd's
Register of Shipping and Germanischer
Lloyd, are joined, whose principal aim
is the improvement of standards
concerning safety at sea.
Carriage whereby the place of departure
and any place of landing are situated in
more than one country.
Chamber of Shipping
A voluntary organization of national
ship-owner' associations with the
objective to promote interests of its
members, primarily in the technical and
legal fields of shipping operations.
Civil Aviation Organization
An international organization of
governments, dealing with search and
rescue in distress, weather information,
telecommunications and navigational
A United Nations agency, dealing with
employment rights and working
conditions, covering work at sea and in
Maritime Dangerous Goods Code
Abbreviation: IMDG Code
A code, representing the classification
of dangerous goods as defined by the
International Maritime Organization
(IMO) in compliance with international
A United Nations agency concerned with
safety at sea. Its work includes codes
and rules relating to tonnage
measurement of vessels, load lines,
pollution and the carriage of dangerous
Its previous name was the
Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative
Organization for Standardization
A world-wide federation of national
standards institutes (ISO member
Note: Trans Misr is implemneting ISO
9001:2000 BVQI - UKAS certification for
the Quality of its Management System.
Safety Management Code
This international standard for the safe
management and operation of ships
prescribes rules for the organization of
a shipping company management in the
context of safety and pollution
prevention and requires the development
and implementation of a safety
A detailed list of goods located in a
certain space or belonging to a
Goods available for satisfying certain
demands. Inventories may consist of
finished goods ready for sale, they may
be parts or intermediate items, they may
be work in process, or they may be raw
An account from the supplier, for goods
and/or services supplied by him.
The carrier whose Air Waybill is issued
Separate article or unit.
The route of a means of transport,
indicated by the names of the ports of
call or other locations, often including
estimated arrival and departure dates.