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The person or firm that consolidates (combines) cargo from a number of shippers into a container that will deliver the goods to several buyers.



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CONSOLIDATION

Cargo consisting of shipments of two or more shippers or suppliers. Container load shipments may be consolidated for one or more consignees.

DANGEROUS GOODS PACKING CERTIFICATE

A document as part of the dangerous goods declaration in which the responsible party declares that the cargo has been stowed in accordance with the rules in a clean container in compliance with the IMDG regulations and properly secured.

NONVESSEL OPERATING COMMON CARRIER

A cargo consolidator in ocean trades who buys space from a carrier and resells it to smaller shippers. The NVOCC issues bills of lading, publishes tariffs, and otherwise conducts itself as an ocean common carrier, except that it does not provide the actual ocean or intermodal service.

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.

CONTAINER

A strong steel box of standard dimensions of 8 feet square and length of 20 feet or 40 feet, in which cargo is preloaded.

FREE ALONGSIDE

the provision in the charter party that provides for shippers to arrange for delivery of the goods within reach of ship's tackle.

DESPATCH ADVICE

Information send by shippers to the recipient of goods informing that specified goods are sent or ready to be sent advising the detailed contents of the consignment.

BILL OF LADING

A document by which the Master of a ship acknowledges having received in good order and condition (or the reverse) certain specified goods consigned to him by some particular shipper, and binds himself to deliver them in similar condition, unless the perils of the sea, fire or enemies prevent him, to the consignees of the shippers at the point of destination on their paying him the stipulated freight. A bill of lading specifies the name of the master, the port and destination of the ship the goods, the consignee, and the rate of freight.

BERTH TRAFFIC

the transportation of goods by sea using vessels that are put on berth for a particular voyage without regular date of sailing, which is decided upon when sufficient cargo has been gathered.

TRANSSHIPMENT (OF CARGO)

The transfer of goods from one vessel to another outside harbors

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