Shipping Glossary

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Word/Phrase

Description

  • Feeder F
    Transportation conveyance utilised to relay cargo from the mother vessel to ultimate destination or from first receipt port to mother vessel.
  • Floating Cranes FC
    Heavy duty cranes that are able to handle exceptionally heavy cargo if unable to use conventional gantry cranes.
  • For-Hire Carriers FHC
    Persons or firms engaged in the transportation of goods or passengers for compensation. Classified into two general categories, specialised and general freight motor carriers.
  • Freight Bill FB
    Destination (Collect) Freight Bill: Prepaid Freight Bill. (1) Bill rendered by a transportation line to consignee containing description of freight shipper name, point of origin and weight charges (if not prepaid). (2) Bill rendered by a transportation line to shipper containing description of freight, consignee, destination and weight charges.
  • Freight Forwarder FF
    (1) Person engaged in assembling, collecting, consolidating shipping and distributing less than trailerload freight. (2) Also, a person acting as an agent in the transshipping of freight to or from foreign countries and clearing freight through federal customs.