A steamship engaged in the tramp trade.

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S.S.

Steamship.

STEAMSHIP LINE

A steamship (ocean carrier) service running on a particular international route. Exampl

OCEAN CARRIER

Diesel-fueled vessels have replaced the old steamships of the past, although many people still refer to modern diesel ships as steamships. Likewise, the person who represents the ship in port is still often called a steamship agent. (S

STEAMSHIP

A ship that transport cargo overseas are called ocean carriers and are powered by diesel fuel instead of steam, although many people still use the term 'steamship.

BUNKER CHARGE

An extra charge sometimes added to steamship freight rates; justi ed by higher fuel costs. Also known as Fuel Adjustment Factor or FAF.

CONTAINER BOOKING

Arrangements with a steamship line to transport containerized cargo.

OVERLAND COMMON POINT

A term stated on the bills of lading offering lower shipping rates to importers east of the Rockies, provided merchandise from the Far East comes in through the West Coast ports. OCP rates were established by U.S. West Coast steamship companies in conjunction with western railroads so that cargo originating or destined for the American Midwest and East would be competitive with allwater rates via the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf ports. Applies to eastern Canada.

OCP

Overland Common Point - a term stated on the bills of lading offering lower shipping rates to importers east of the Rockies, provided merchandise from the Far East comes in through the West Coast ports. OCP rates were established by U.S. West Coast steamship companies in conjunction with western railroads so that cargo originating or destined for the American Midwest and East would be competitive with allwater rates via the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf ports. Applies to eastern Canada.

PARCEL RECEIPT

An arrangement whereby a steamship company, under rules and regulations established in the freight tariff of a given trade, accepts small packages at rates below the minimum bill of lading, and issues a parcel receipt instead of a bill of lading.

WHFGE.

(Wharfage) - Charge assessed by a pier or dock owner against freight handled over the pier or dock or against a steamship company using the pier or dock.

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