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The general terms and conditions established by a carrier in respect of the carriage.



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PROBO

Product Oil Bulk Ore Carrier

AFFREIGHTMENT CONTRACT

An agreement by an ocean carrier to provide cargo space on a vessel at a specified time and for a specified price to accommodate an exporter or importer.

HAMBURG RULES

Rules governing the rights and responsibilities of carrier and cargo interests which may be incorporated into a contract for the carriage of goods by sea either by agreement of the parties or statutorily. These rules were adopted by the United National Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea in 1978.

HANDYMAX

A dry bulk carrier type of less than 50,000 tonnes and 12 mtr draught, popular for its efficiency and flexibility.

HANDYSIZE

A bulk carrier type 40,000-65,000 tonnes.

VESSEL MANIFEST

An international carrier is obliged to declare of the ship's crew and contents at the port of departure and arrival in this document.

V.L.C.C.

Very large crude carrier -tankers of 200,000 to 300,000 dwt.

FILO

Free In/Liner Out. Seafreight with which the shipper pays load costs and the carrier pays for discharge costs.

BACKLETTER

Where a seller/shipper issues a 'letter of indemnity' in favour of the carrier in exchange for a clean bill of lading. May have only a limited value. Example: P & I problems.

PCC

Pure Car Carrier

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