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Safe Working Load
Abbreviation: SWL
The maximum load any lifting appliance may handle.
Safety Stock
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 backlog.
Said to Contain
Abbreviation: STC
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 shipper.
Scale Ton
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 objective.
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 during transport.
Seasonal Inventory
Inventory built up in anticipation of a seasonal peak of demand in order to smooth production.
Fitness of a vessel to travel in open sea mostly related to a particular voyage with a particular cargo.
Sectional Rate
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 cargoes.
Party selling merchandise to a buyer.
Semi Trailer
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.
Sequenced Delivery
The synchronized delivery of trucks to co-ordinate with production schedules or local delivery vehicles.
Service Based Pricing
Pricing structured to service packages provided, related to activity based costing including bought in costs.
Service Level
A measure for the extent to which the customer orders can be executed at delivery conditions normally accepted in the market.
Setting/Air Delivery Temperature
An indication in the documents (B/L) stating the air supply temperature to the container.
Note: No other details than this temperature shall be included in the Bill of Lading.
Settlement Office
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).
See Warehouse
Part of the work-program of a stevedoring company (a working day can have up to 3 shifts (24 hours)).
See Vessel
Ship Broker
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.
Ship Operator
A ship operator is either the ship-owner or the legal person responsible for the actual management of the vessel and its crew.
Ship's Protest
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 word consignment.
See Consignment
The (legal) person officially registered as such in the certificate of registry where the following particulars are contained:
Name of vessel and port of registry.
Details contained in surveyor’s certificate.
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.
Shipper's Export Declaration
Abbreviation: SED
A United States customs form to be completed for all exports to assist the government in compiling export statistics.
Shipper's Letter of Instruction
Abbreviation: SLI
A document containing instructions given by the shipper or the shipper's agent for preparing documents and forwarding (air cargo).
Shipping Note
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 liability.
Shipping Documents
Documents required for the carriage of goods.
Shipping Instructions
Document advising details of cargo and exporter's requirements of its physical movement.
Shipping Label
A label attached to a Trans Misr unit, containing certain data.
Shipping Marks
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 required quantity.
The limiting of formalities, procedures, documents, information, and operations to the minimum essential requirements, steps, data and tasks acceptable by all parties concerned.
Simplification Toolkit
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 goods/product/service/party identification schemes.
The imitation of the reality for studying the effect of changing parameters in a model as a means of preparing a decision.
Single Administrative Document
Abbreviation: SAD
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.
Skeleton Trailer
Road trailer consisting of a frame and wheels specially designed to carry containers.
See Chassis
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 equipment.
Sliding Tandem
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 (road cargo).
Special chain, wire rope, synthetic fibre strap or ropes used for cargo handling purposes.
Slip Sheeting
Hard plastic sheeting used to stack cartons, optimizing container space.
The space on board a vessel, required by one TEU, mainly used for administrative purposes.
Slot Charter
A voyage charter whereby the ship-owner agrees to place a certain number of container slots (TEU and/or FEU) at the chatterer’s disposal.
Snake Loading
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 logistics chain.
Space Charter
A voyage charter whereby the ship-owner agrees to place part of the vessels capacity at the chatterers disposal.
Special Drawing Rights
Abbreviation: SDR
Unit of account from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), used as liability indicator for a country or an entity.
Special Rate
A rate other than a normal rate.
Specific Commodity Rate
Abbreviation: SCR
A rate applicable to carriage of specifically designated commodities.
Split Shipment
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.
Spontaneous Ignition Temperature
The lowest temperature at which a substance will start burning spontaneously without an external source of ignition.
Device used for lifting containers and unitized cargo.
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.
Stack weight
The total weight of the containers and cargo in a certain row.
Standard Costs
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.
Standard Industrial Classification
Abbreviation: SIC
A method used in the United States, to categories companies into different industrial groupings.
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 accepted practices.
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 discharging vessels.
The materials in a supply chain or in a segment of a supply chain, expressed in quantities, locations and or values. UK.
Stock Control
The systematic administration of stock levels with respect to standard quantity at all times.
Stock Point
A point in the supply chain meant to keep materials available.
Stock Record
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 stock.
The activity of placing goods into a store or the state of being in store (e.g. a warehouse).
Storage Charge
The fee for keeping goods in a warehouse.
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.
Stowage Instructions
Imperative details about the way certain cargo is to be stowed, given by the shipper or his agent.
Straddle Carrier
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.
Straddle Crane
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 cases together.
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 container.
The loading of cargo into a container.
Sub optimizing
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.
Sub stretch
Part of a stretch. This term is used if it is necessary to distinguish between a stretch and a part thereof.
Supply Chain
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 body.
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.

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