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Document showing contents and loading sequence, point of origin, and point of destination for a container. Vessels are required by law to carry such a document for each container carried.



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CUT-OFF TIME

The latest time a container may be delivered to a terminal for loading to a scheduled barge, vessel, train, or truck.

CSI

Container Security Initiative - a U.S. cargo security program whereby containerized cargoes destined for the United States may be inspected on a selective basis at many foreign ports before loading on a vessel. As of October 2007, there were 51 approved ports. A multinational program, aligned with the President's 'Strategy for Homeland Security', that extends the United States' zone of security by prescreening containers that pose a potential security risk before they leave foreign ports for U.S. seaports.

CONTAINERIZATION

The technique of using a container to store, protect and handle cargo while it is in transit. This shipping method has both greatly expedited the speed at which cargo is moved from origin to destination and lowered shipping costs.

REEFER BOX

An insulated shipping container designed to carry cargoes requiring temperature control. It is fitted with a refrigeration unit, which is connected to the ship's electrical power supply.

OVERFLOW CAPACITY

Capacity of a container measured to its top, or to the point of overflow.

PINK

Sometimes applied to a sharp sterned skiff, but more properly to a stern projection of the gunwales to a sharp point above a narrow transom, originally to carry a coat of arms or other decoration.

PINKIE

Sometimes applied to a sharp sterned skiff, but more properly to a stern projection of the gunwales to a sharp point above a narrow transom, originally to carry a coat of arms or other decoration.

SELF-SUSTAINING SHIP

A containership fitted with her own crane for loading and discharging containers

EQUALIZATION

A monetary allowance to the customer for picking up or delivering at a point other than the destination shown on the bill of lading. This provision is covered by tariff publication.

CLOSING TIME

The latest time a container may be delivered to a terminal for loading to a scheduled barge, vessel, train, or truck.

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