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The person to whom cargo is consigned as stated on the bills of lading.



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CFS

Abbreviation for 'Container Freight Station.' A shipping dock where cargo is loaded ('stuffed') into or unloaded ('stripped') from containers. Generally, this involves less than containerload shipments, although small shipments destined to same consignee are often consolidated. Container reloading from/to rail or motor carrier equipment is a typical activity. These facilities can be located in container yards, or off dock.

CARGO MANIFEST

A detailed statement of a vessel’s cargo which includes all data regarding the shipper consignee and cargo quantity.

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.

SHIPMENT

The tender of one lot of cargo at one time from one shipper to one consignee on one bill of lading.

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.

PADAG

Abbreviation for 'Please Authorize Delivery Against Guarantee.' A request from the consignee to the shipper to allow the carrier or agent to release cargo against a guarantee, either bank or personal. Made when the consignee is unable to produce original bills of lading.

BALE CAPACITY

Hold cargo capacity from inside frames or ceiling.

TRUCK

A heavy automotive vehicle used to transport cargo. In the maritime industry, cargo is often carried by tractor-trailers. The tractor is the front part of the vehicle, also called a cab. The trailer is the detachable wheeled chassis behind the tractor, on which containers or other cargoes are placed.

TWEENDECK SPACE

The space on a tweendeck available for carrying cargo or other uses.

OPERATOR

The holder of a freight contract with a cargo shipper.

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