The maximum load any lifting appliance
In general, a quantity of stock planned
to be in inventory to protect against
fluctuations in demand and/or supply.
In the context of master production
scheduling, safety stock can refer to
additional inventory and/or capacity
planned as protection against forecast
errors and/or short terms changes in the
Said to Contain
Term in a Bill of Lading signifying that
the master and the carrier are unaware
of the nature or quantity of the
contents of e.g. a carton, crate,
container or bundle and are relying on
the description furnished by the
Freighting measurement used in certain
trades for various commodities.
A formal specification of a group of
business activities that may take place
between parties to achieve a particular
In general: The plan of times for
starting and/or finishing activities. A
timetable including arrival/departure
times of ocean- and feeder vessels and
also inland transportation. It refers to
named ports in a specific voyage
(journey) within a certain trade
indicating the voyage number(s).
A device used for containers, lockers,
trucks or lorries to proof relevant
parties that they have remained closed
Inventory built up in anticipation of a
seasonal peak of demand in order to
Fitness of a vessel to travel in open
sea mostly related to a particular
voyage with a particular cargo.
The rate established by scheduled air
carrier(s) for a section of a through
route (air cargo).
Distance required by the rules of IMDG
or BC codes between the various
commodities of dangerous and or bulk
Party selling merchandise to a buyer.
A vehicle without motive power and with
one or more axles designed to be drawn
by a truck tractor and constructed in
such way that a portion of its weight
and that of its load rest upon e.g. the
fifth wheel of the towing vehicle.
The synchronized delivery of trucks to
co-ordinate with production schedules or
local delivery vehicles.
Pricing structured to service packages
provided, related to activity based
costing including bought in costs.
A measure for the extent to which the
customer orders can be executed at
delivery conditions normally accepted in
An indication in the documents (B/L)
stating the air supply temperature to
Note: No other details than this
temperature shall be included in the
Bill of Lading.
The institution to issue billing to and
receive remittances from agents and to
distribute the monies to CASS airlines,
Billing Participants and Part
Participants (air cargo).
Part of the work-program of a
stevedoring company (a working day can
have up to 3 shifts (24 hours)).
Acts as intermediary between ship-owners
or carriers by sea on the one hand and
cargo interests on the other. The
functions are to act as forwarding agent
or custom broker, fixing of charters,
and acting as chartering agent.
A ship operator is either the ship-owner
or the legal person responsible for the
actual management of the vessel and its
Statement of the master of a vessel
before, in the presence of, competent
authorities, concerning exceptional
events which occurred during a voyage.
A separately identifiable collection of
goods to be carried.
Note: In the United States of America
the word shipment is used instead of the
The (legal) person officially registered
as such in the certificate of registry
where the following particulars are
Name of vessel and port of registry.
Details contained in surveyor’s
The particulars respecting the origin
stated in the declaration of ownership.
The name and description of the
registered owner, if more than one owner
the proportionate share of each.
The merchant. Person by whom, in whose
name or on whose behalf a contract of
carriage of goods has been concluded
with a carrier or any party by whom, in
whose name or on whose behalf the goods
are actually delivered to the carrier in
relation to the contract of carriage.
A United States customs form to be
completed for all exports to assist the
government in compiling export
Letter of Instruction
A document containing instructions given
by the shipper or the shipper's agent
for preparing documents and forwarding
Document provided by the shipper or his
agent to the carrier, multimodal
transport operator, terminal or other
receiving authority, giving information
about export consignments offered for
transport, and providing for the
necessary receipts and declarations of
Documents required for the carriage of
Document advising details of cargo and
exporter's requirements of its physical
A label attached to a Trans Misr unit,
containing certain data.
The identification shown on individual
packages in order to help in moving it
without delay or confusion to its final
destination and to enable the checking
of cargo against documents.
The negative difference between actual
available or delivered quantity and the
The limiting of formalities, procedures,
documents, information, and operations
to the minimum essential requirements,
steps, data and tasks acceptable by all
Collection of tools to enable simplified
implementations of structured electronic
commerce techniques such as, electronic
data interchange, electronic funds
transfer, automatic data capture,
bar-code technology and unique
The imitation of the reality for
studying the effect of changing
parameters in a model as a means of
preparing a decision.
A set of documents, replacing the
various (national) forms for customs
declaration within European Community,
implemented on January 1st, 1988. The
introduction of the SAD constitutes an
intermediate stage in the abolition of
all administrative documentation in
intra European Community trade in goods
between member states.
Road trailer consisting of a frame and
wheels specially designed to carry
Battens fitted underneath frames, boxes
or packages to raise them off the floor
and allow easy access for fork lift
trucks, slings or other handling
An undercarriage with a sub frame having
provision for convenient fore and aft
adjustment of its position on the
chassis/semi-trailer. The purpose being
to be able to shift part of the load to
either the king pin or the suspension to
maximize legally permitted axle loads
Special chain, wire rope, synthetic
fibre strap or ropes used for cargo
Hard plastic sheeting used to stack
cartons, optimizing container space.
The space on board a vessel, required by
one TEU, mainly used for administrative
A voyage charter whereby the ship-owner
agrees to place a certain number of
container slots (TEU and/or FEU) at the
Loading products into a container in the
sequence that the goods will must be
unloaded and stored in at destination.
The management on purpose of the various
origins of products or materials on
behalf of the recipient of these
products or materials. In some
industries sourcing is seen as the
change from push to pull delivery for a
number of fast moving items.
Trans Misr sourcing is dedicated to its
clients acting as an intermediary
between suppliers and the freight market
with an integrated services, a full
A voyage charter whereby the ship-owner
agrees to place part of the vessels
capacity at the chatterers disposal.
Unit of account from the International
Monetary Fund (IMF), used as liability
indicator for a country or an entity.
A rate other than a normal rate.
A rate applicable to carriage of
specifically designated commodities.
In case of indirect delivery through
consolidation and if split shipment
conditions occur then each split part of
the shipment will be delivered in a
different consignment but all
consignments identified by the same
unique original shipment identification.
The lowest temperature at which a
substance will start burning
spontaneously without an external source
Device used for lifting containers and
Beam or frame that holds the slings
vertical when hoisting a load, to
prevent damage to cargo.
An identifiable amount of containers
stowed in an orderly way in one
specified place on an (ocean) terminal,
container freight station, container
yard or depot.
See also: Container Stack
To pile boxes, bags, containers etc. on
top of each other.
The total weight of the containers and
cargo in a certain row.
A carefully prepared estimate of the
cost of performing a given operation
under specified conditions.
Note: A standard work order describes a
standard operation for which a standard
cost is to be established.
A method used in the United States, to
categories companies into different
The development of agreements whose
purpose is to align formalities,
procedures, documents, information, and
operations. At a national level, this
would be alignment with acceptable
commercial norms and practices, at an
international level it would alignment
with identified "best" and/or most
State of Origin
The state in the territory in which the
cargo was first loaded.
A party running a business of which the
functions are loading, stowing and
The materials in a supply chain or in a
segment of a supply chain, expressed in
quantities, locations and or values. UK.
The systematic administration of stock
levels with respect to standard quantity
at all times.
A point in the supply chain meant to
keep materials available.
A record of the quantity of stock of a
single item, often containing a history
of recent transactions and information
for controlling the replenishment of
The activity of placing goods into a
store or the state of being in store
(e.g. a warehouse).
The fee for keeping goods in a
Provisions and supplies on board
required for running a vessel.
The placing and securing of cargo or
containers on board a vessel or an
aircraft or of cargo in a container.
Imperative details about the way certain
cargo is to be stowed, given by the
shipper or his agent.
Wheeled vehicle designed to lift and
carry Trans Misr containers within its
own framework. It is used for moving,
and sometimes stacking, Trans Misr
containers at a container terminal.
A crane usually running on rails and
spanning an open area such as
rail-tracks or roadways.
A band of metal, plastic or other
flexible material used to hold cargo or
Part of the total transport chain (trade
route) including overland transport
identified by place of receipt, ports of
call and place of delivery i.e. it has
one location or an address as a starting
and or ending point.
The leg between two points.
The unloading of cargo out of a
The loading of cargo into a container.
Striving for optimum performance in one
element of an organization disregarding
the effects this may cause to the
performance of the other elements. In
other words, a solution for a problem
that is best from a narrow point of view
but not from a higher or overall company
point of view.
Part of a stretch. This term is used if
it is necessary to distinguish between a
stretch and a part thereof.
A sequence of events in a goods flow
which adds to the value of a specific
good. These events may include:
assembling and/or disassembling
movements and placements
An additional charge added to the usual
or customary freight.
An inspection of a certain item or
object by a recognized specialist.
A specialist who carries out surveys.
Note: A surveyor is often representing a
classification bureau or a governmental
The simultaneous joint action of
separate parties, which, together, have
greater total effect than the sum of
their individual effects.
A whole body of connected elements,
which influence each other and have
specific relations with the environment.