• 1 / 2 SB
    One or two safe berth(s).


  • 1 / 2 SP
    One or two safe port(s).


  • 1 OPT 1
    One year, option another one year


  • A & CP
    Anchors and chains proved.


  • A.B
    Arabian Gulf (also refered to as P.G. - Persian Gulf)


  • A.B.O. ABO
    As brokers only


  • A.P OR A/P
    After peak Tank


  • a/f
    Also for (referring to ports to be touched by the ship).


  • A/S
    Alongside


  • Aa (AA)
    Always afloat.


  • AAAA
    Always afloat and (always) accessible.


  • AARA
    Amsterdam-Antwerp-Rotterdam Area


  • AB
    Above bridges.


  • Abt
    About.


  • ACP
    African, Caribbean, Pacific countries.


  • Ad val.
    Ad Valorem (duty).


  • ADCOM/Addcomm
    Address commission.


  • ADV
    Advise


  • AF
    Advance freight.


  • AFRA
    Average freight rate assessments.


  • AFSPS
    Arrival First Sea Piolt Station


  • AFT
    At or towards the stern or rear of a ship


  • AG
    Arabian Gulf (also referred to as PG Persian Gulf)


  • AGRIPODS
    Agricultural products.


  • AGW
    All going well.


  • AGWWP
    All going well weather permitting.


  • AH
    Range of ports between and including Antwerp and Hamburg.


  • Ah (AH)
    After hatch


  • AhL
    Australian hold ladders.


  • AICS
    Associate of Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, London.


  • AIMS
    American Institute of Merchant Shipping.


  • ANTHAM
    Antwerp-Hamburg Range


  • AOG
    Act of God.


  • Ap or A/P
    Aft perpendicular (of ship); after peak; all purposes; additional premium.


  • Apl
    American Petroleum Institute.


  • APS
    Arrival Pilot Station


  • APT
    After peak tank.


  • AR
    Antwerp – Rotterdam range.


  • AR
    Arrived.


  • ARA
    Antwerp – Rotterdam – Amsterdam range of ports.


  • ARAG
    Amsterdam-Rotterdam--Antwerp-Gent Range


  • ARAGH
    Antwerp-Rotterdam-Amsterdam-Ghent.


  • ARH
    Antwerp – Rotterdam – Hamburg range.


  • ARHB
    Antwerp – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Bremen range.


  • ASA
    Always safe(ly) afloat.


  • ASAP (asap)
    As soon as possible.


  • ASBA
    Association of Shipbrokers and Agents.


  • ATA
    Actual Time of arrival


  • ATDN
    Any time day and night.


  • ATDNSHINC
    Any Time Day/Night Sundays and Holidays UIncluded


  • ATN
    Aids to Navigation


  • ATRS
    American Tank Rate Schedule.


  • ATS
    Actual time saved or All time saved.


  • ATSB/ATSBE
    All time saved both ends.


  • ATSDO
    All time saved loading only.


  • ATUTC
    Actual Times Used to Count


  • AWH
    Available workable hatches.


  • AWTSBE
    All working time saved both ends.


  • AWTSDO
    All working time saved discharging only.


  • AWTSLO
    All working time saved loading only.


  • AWTWL
    All within Institute Warranty Limits.


  • B (Bl)
    Bale capacity; bale; ballast.


  • B S S 1/1
    Basis 1 port to 1 port


  • B.H.(range)
    Range of ports between and including Bordeaux & Hamburg


  • b.o.
    Buyer's option; broker's order.


  • B.P.(bp/b.p.)
    Between perpendiculars; boiling point (gases).


  • B.S.
    Boiler survey; bunker surcharge.


  • B.S. & W.
    Bottom (or base) sediment and water.


  • b/d
    Barrels per day.


  • B/E
    Break even; (customs) bill of entry; bill of exchange.


  • B/E (Bends)
    Both ends.


  • b/h
    Barrels per hour.


  • B/L/b lading (Bs/L)
    Bill of Lading (plural of B/L).


  • B/N (b/n)
    Booking note.


  • B/O (b/o)
    Bulk/oil carrier.


  • B/R
    Bordeaux of Rouen.


  • BA
    Buenos Aires.


  • BACAT
    Barge aboard catamaran


  • BAF
    Bunker Adjustment Factor


  • Bar (brl)
    Barrel.


  • BB
    Ballast bonus; bar bound; below bridges; bulbous bow; bareboat, bare boat charter


  • BBB
    Before Breaking Bulk


  • BBCD
    Bareboat-cum-demise.


  • BC
    British Columbia; British Channel.


  • BD
    Bar draft, below deck.


  • BDI
    Both dates (days) inclusive (or included).


  • BEAM
    The maximum breadth of a ship


  • BENDS
    Both Ends (Load & Discharge Ports)


  • BENELUX
    Belguim, the Netherlands and Luxembourg


  • Bext.
    Breadth extreme.


  • BFI
    Baltic Freight Index


  • BFO
    Bunker fuel oil.


  • BH (B/H)
    Bill of health; bulkhead.


  • BHF
    Bulk harmless fertilizers.


  • Bhp (BHP)
    Brake horse power (oil engines).


  • Bi/Bl
    Both inclusive.


  • BIBO
    Bulk in, bag out.


  • BIFFEX
    The Baltic International Freight Futures Exchange


  • BIMCO
    Baltic & International Maritime Council


  • BK
    Bar keel.


  • BL
    Bale


  • BL
    Bill of Lading


  • BLK
    Bulk.


  • BLSEA
    Baltic Sea.


  • BLST (BST)
    Ballast.


  • BM
    Beam


  • BOA
    Berthing on arrival.


  • BOB
    Bunker on Board


  • BOD
    Board of Directors.


  • BOFFER(S)
    Best Offer(s)


  • BOR
    Bunkers on re-delivery.


  • BORO
    Bulk, Oil and roll-on, roll-off vessel.


  • BROB
    Bunkers Remaining on Board


  • BS
    Broken Stowage


  • BSS
    Basis


  • BSS 1/1
    Basis 1 Port to 1 Port


  • BST
    British Summer Time, British Standard Time.


  • BT (bt)
    Berth terms.


  • BTD
    Butadiene (cargo for gas carrier).


  • BTU
    British Thermal Unit.


  • BW/BWA
    Brackish water/ brackish water allowance.


  • BWAD
    Brackish Water Arrival Draft


  • BWDD
    Brackish water departure draft.


  • C
    Shine, Sundays and holidays included.


  • C & F (CFR)
    Cost and freight.


  • C and/or J
    China and/or Japan.


  • C of B
    Centre of Buoyancy


  • C&F
    Cost and Freight


  • C&F FO
    Cost & Freight Free Out


  • c.f.g
    cubic feet of gas


  • c.f.g.d./hr./min
    cubic feet of gas per day / hour / minute


  • c.f.hr./sec.
    cubic feet per hour/second


  • C.I.F.
    Cost, insurance and freight.


  • C.I.F. & E.
    Cost, insurance, freight and exchange.


  • C.I.F.F.I.
    Cost, insurance, freight, commission and interest.


  • C.I.F.F.O.
    Cost, insurance, freight, and free out.


  • C.I.F.I. & E.
    Cost, insurance, freight, interest and exchange.


  • c.i.f.l.t. (CIFLT)
    Cost, insurance and freight, London terms.


  • c.m.p.s
    centimetres per second


  • C.O
    Country of origin; cargo oil; case oil


  • c.o.d.
    Cash on delivery.


  • C/N
    Credit Note


  • C/P (c/p orCP)
    Charter party.


  • C/V/E
    Cable, victuals and entertainment.


  • CABAF
    Currency and bunkering adjustment factors.


  • CABE (cabe)
    Charterer's agents both ends.


  • CAF
    Currency adjustment factor.


  • CAN
    Calcium ammonium nitrate (cargo).


  • CAR (CARIB)
    Carribean Islands.


  • CB & H Cont. (BH)
    Continent between Bordeaux and Hamburg.


  • CBFT (or CFT)
    Cubic Feet


  • CBM
    Cubic Meter


  • CBT
    Clean ballast tanks


  • cc.hr./min
    Cubic centimeter per hour/minute


  • CD
    Customary Despatch


  • CENSA(pron.Kensa)
    Council of European and Japanese National Shipowners Associations.


  • CFR (or C&F)
    Cost and Freight


  • CH & H
    Continent between Le Havre and Hamburg


  • CHA
    Customs house agent.


  • CHINPAC
    China Sea, Indian and Pacific Oceans.


  • CHN
    China.


  • CHOPT
    Charterers Option


  • CHRTS
    Charterer's


  • CIF
    Cost, Insurance & Freight.


  • CIM
    International Convention Concerning the Carriage of Goods by Rail.


  • CIP
    Carriage and insurance paid to.


  • CKD
    Completely knocked down


  • CLC
    Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1969.a


  • CMI
    Comite Maritime International.


  • CMR
    Convention on the Contract for Intrntnl Carriage of Goods by Road.


  • cnr
    Charter not reported.


  • COA
    Contract of Affreightment.


  • COACP
    Contract of Affreightment Charter Party


  • COB
    Cargo on board; close of business.


  • COD
    Cas On Delivery


  • COFR
    Certificate of Financial Responsibility.


  • COGS (COGSA)
    Carriage of Goods by Sea (Act).


  • COMP
    Completing.


  • CONFI
    Confidential.


  • CONS
    Consecutive; consumption.


  • Cont. (Cont.)
    Continent or Europe.


  • COP
     Custom Of Port


  • COW
    Crude Oil Washing


  • CP (or C/P)
    Charter Party


  • CPD
    Charterers Pay Dues


  • CPP
    Clean petroleum products.


  • CPT
    Carriage paid to.


  • CQD
    Customary Quick Despatch


  • CR (cr)
    Current rate; carrier's risk.


  • CRD
    Current rate discharge.


  • CRISTAL
    Contract Regarding an Interim Settlement to Tanker Liability for Oil Pollution Damage.


  • CRL
    Current rate of load.


  • CRN
    Crane


  • CROB
    Cargo Remaining on Board


  • CS
    Laden Cape, ballast Suez.


  • CSC
    International Convention for Safe Containers


  • CSD
    Closed shelter deck


  • CST (c/s)
    Centistokes.


  • CT
    Centre tank; cargo tank; cubic tonnage of a ship.


  • CTO
    Combined transport operator


  • CTR
    Container Fitted


  • CVO
    Certificate of value and origin


  • CVs (consec)
    Consecutive voyages.


  • Cwt.
    Hundred weight.


  • CY
    Country yard


  • D ½ D (DHD)
    Despatch money payable at half demurrage rate. (Also demurrage, half dispatch).


  • D 1/2 D (d 1/2 D)
    Despatch money payable at half demurrage rate


  • D.O
    Delivery Order


  • d.p.
    Direct port.


  • D.T
    Deep Tank


  • D/A (DA)
    Discharge afloat, Disbursement Account


  • D/C
    Deviation clause; (in) direct continuation.


  • D/P
    Documents against payment


  • D/R/D
    Dunnage, removal and disposal.


  • daa
    Discharge always afloat.


  • DAF
    Delivered at frontier.


  • DAMFORDET
    Damages for Detention.


  • DAP (DAPS)
    Days all purpose; di-ammonium phosphate (fertilizer).


  • DB (db)
    Double bottom.


  • DBB (d. b. b)
    Deals, battens and boards (timber).


  • DBE
    Despatch payable both ends


  • DBEATS
    Despatch (payable) both ends, all time saved


  • DBEWTS
    Despatch (payable) both ends, working time saved.


  • DBT
    Double Bottom Tanks


  • DD
    Daily discharge; dry docking.


  • DDO (ddo)
    Despatch discharging only.


  • DDP
    Delivered duty paid.


  • DDU
    Delivered duty unpaid.


  • DEC
    De-ratting exemption certificate.


  • DEL (DELY)
    Delivery.


  • DEM
    Demurrage (Quay Rent).


  • DEM-DES(P)
    Demurrage and dispatch.


  • DEQ
    Delivered ex-quay


  • Der (DR)
    Derricks.


  • DES
    Delivered ex-ship


  • DET
    Detention


  • DETS
    Details.


  • DF
    Dead Freight


  • DFD
    Demurrage, free dispatch.


  • Dft
    Draft (also spelt, draught).


  • dh
    Double hull.


  • DHD
    Despatch half demurrage


  • DHDATSBE
    Dispatch Half Demurrage on All Time Saved Both Ends


  • DHDWTSBE
    Dispatch Half Demurrage on Working TIme Saved Both Ends


  • DIRTY
    Crude black oil.


  • DISCH
    Discharge


  • DK
    Deck


  • DLOSP
    Dropping last outward sea pilot.


  • DLY
    Daily.


  • DNRCAOSLONL
    Discountless and Non-Returnable Cargo and/or Ship Lost or Not Lost


  • DO (d.o.)
    Diesel oil.


  • DOHP
    Dropping outward harbour pilot.


  • DOLSP
    Dropping Off Last Sea Pilot


  • DOP (dop)
    Dropping outward pilot.


  • DOSP
    Dropping outward sea pilot.


  • DOT
    Department of Transportation


  • DPD
    Discharge port disbursements.


  • DPP (d.p.p.)
    Dirty petroleum products.


  • DRATE
    Discharge rate.


  • DRC (d.r.c)
    Daily running cost.


  • DRI
    Direct reduced iron (cargo).


  • DRK
    Derrick


  • DWA
    Dock water allowance.


  • DWAT (dwat)
    Deadweight all told.


  • DWCC(dwcc)
    Deadweight cargo capacity.


  • Dwct
    Deadweight cargo tons.


  • DWOC
    Decline without counter.


  • DWT
    Deadweight (tonnage).


  • E
    East.


  • e.o.h.p.
    Except otherwise herein provided.


  • E.O.P.
    End (completion) of passage.


  • EAT
    Expected (or estimated) arrival time.


  • Eb
    Empty ballast


  • EC
    East Coast; European Communities


  • ECCP
    East Coast (UK) coal port


  • ECGB
    East Coast of Great Britain.


  • ECI
    East coast of Ireland


  • ECM
    East coast of Mexico


  • ECNA
    East Coast of North America.


  • ECSA
    East Coast of South America.


  • ECUK
    East Coast of United Kingdom.


  • ECUS
    East Coast of U.S.A


  • EDI
    Electronic data interchange.


  • EGM
    Export general manifest.


  • EI
    East Indies


  • EIU
    Even if used.


  • ELVENT
    Electric Ventilation


  • ENE
    East North-East.


  • EOP
    End (Completion) of passage


  • EP
    Estimated position.


  • ERLOAD
    Expected ready to load.


  • ERV
    Each round voyage.


  • EST
    European Standard Time.


  • est.
    Estimated.


  • ETA
    Estimated Time of Arrival


  • ETBC
    Easy trimmer bulk carrier.


  • ETC
    Estimated Time of Completion


  • ETD
    Estimated Time of Departure


  • ETF
    Expected time of finishing


  • ETR
    Expected to be ready.


  • ETS
    Estimated Time of Sailing


  • EUROMED
    European Mediterranean.


  • EXW
    Ex Works


  • F
    Fresh water load line mark; forward; forecastle; Fahrenheit.


  • F & D
    Freight and demurrage


  • F.DESP
    Free dispatch.


  • F.DIS
    Free discharge.


  • FAC
    Fast as can


  • Faccop
    Fast as can, according to the custom of the port.


  • FAF
    Fuel adjustment factor


  • FAK
    Freight all kinds (containers)


  • FAS
    Free alongside; free arrival station.


  • FBD
    Freeboard.


  • FBL
    FIATA Combined transport bill of lading


  • FC
    Fund Convention (for oil pollution damage).


  • FCA
    Free to Carrier.


  • FCC
    First class charterer


  • FCL
    Full container load


  • FCS
    Fresh of capture and seizure.


  • FCSSS
    For Christ's sake say something (slang).


  • FD
    Free discharge; free of dispatch.


  • FDD
    Freight Demurrage Deadfreight


  • FDEDANRSAOCLONL
    Freight Deemed Earned Discountless & Non-Refundable Ship &/or Cargo Lost Or Not Lost


  • FDESP
    Free Dispatch


  • FDIS
    Free Discharge


  • FEAST
    Far East


  • FEU
    Forty foot equivalent unit.


  • Ffa
    Free from alongside.


  • FFI
    For further instructions.


  • FH
    First half


  • FHEX
    Fridays, Holidays Excluded (Muslim Countries)


  • FHINC
    Fridays and holidays included.


  • FIB
    Free into barge; free into bunkers.


  • FICS
    Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, London.


  • FILO
    Free in and liner out.


  • FILTD
    Free in, liner terms discharge


  • FIO
    Free In/Out.


  • FIOLS
    Free in and out, lashed and secured.


  • FIOS
    Free in and out, and stowed.


  • FIOSpT
    Fee in and out, spout trimmed.


  • FIOST
    Free in and out, stowed and trimmed.


  • FIOT
    Free In/Out and Trimmed.


  • FISLSD/LO
    Free in, stowed, lashed, secured and dunnaged /liner out.


  • FIT
    Free In Trimmed OR Free of income tax


  • FIW
    Free In Wagon


  • FLASH
    Feeder lighter aboard ship


  • FLT
    Full liner terms; forklift truck.


  • FMC
    Federal Maritime Commission


  • FMS
    Fathoms


  • FO
    Free overside; fuel oil; furnace oil; for orders; free out.


  • FO (IFO)
    Fuel Oil/Intermediate FO


  • FOB
    Free on Board.


  • FOBS
    Free on board and stowed.


  • FOBT
    Free on board and trimmed.


  • FOC
    Flag of Convennience; free of conveyance; also free of charge


  • FOD
    Free of damage.


  • FOFFER
    Firm Offer


  • FOG
    For Our Guidance


  • FOM
    Flag, ownership and management.


  • FONASBA
    Federation of National Association of Shipbrokers and Agents


  • FOQ
    Free on quay.


  • FOR
    Free On Rail


  • FOS
    Free on ship.


  • FOT
    Free On Truck


  • FOW
    First open water; free on wharf; free on wagon.


  • FP
    (In) free pratique; flash point.


  • FT
    Fuel terms; also, full terms.


  • FTTM
    First thing tomorrow morning.


  • FV
    Fishing vessel.


  • FW
    Fresh water.


  • FWA
    Fresh water allowance.


  • FWAD
    Fresh Water Arrival Draft


  • Fwd
    Forward.


  • FWDD
    Fresh Water Departure Draft


  • FYG
    For your guidance.


  • FYI
    For Your Information


  • G
    Grain capacity.


  • G.A.
    General Average.


  • G.B.
    Great Britain.


  • G/B (GR/BL)
    Grain / bale capacity.


  • GBB
    Gross ballast bonus.


  • GC
    General cargo; great circle.


  • GENCAR
    General cargo.


  • GEOG RTN
    In geographical rotation.


  • G-H RGE
    Gibraltar - Hamburg range


  • GIB
    Gibraltar.


  • GLESS
    Gear less.


  • GLFD
    Gas oil.


  • GLS
    Gearless


  • GN (or GR)
    Grain (capacity)


  • GNCN
    Gencon (General Conditions)


  • GO
    Gas Oil


  • GOP
    Gross operating profit.


  • GP
    General purpose


  • GRD
    Geared.


  • GRT
    Gross register ton.


  • GSB
    Good Safe Berth


  • GSP
    Good Safe Port


  • GSSL
    Ports of Genoa, Savona, Spezia or Leghorn.


  • GSSLNCV
    Ports of Genoa, Savona, Spezia, Leghorn, Naples, Civetta or Vecchia


  • GT
    Gross tonnage.


  • GTEE
    Guarantee


  • Guar. (Gtee)
    Guaranteed.


  • H.A. or D.
    Le Havre, Antwerp or Dunkirk.


  • H.H. (H/H)
    Ports between and inclusive of Le Havre and Hamburg.


  • Ha
    Hatch, hatchway.


  • HAT
    Highest astronomical tide.


  • HBR
    Hamburg range.


  • HC
    hatch cover; hold cleaning.


  • HCHTRS
    Head charterers.


  • HCM
    Ho Chi Minh City.


  • HD
    Half dispatch.


  • HDLTSBENDS
    Half Dispatch Lay Time Saved Both Ends


  • HDWTS
    Half Despatch Working Time Saved


  • HDWTSBE
    Half dispatch working time saved both ends


  • HFO
    Heavy fuel oil.


  • HG
    Heavy grain.


  • HHDW
    Handy Heavy d.w. (scrap)


  • HHDWS
    Heavy, handy, deadweight scrap


  • HLESS
    Harmless


  • HMB
    Heavy motor block


  • HMS
    Heavy Melting Scrap


  • HNS
    Hazardous and Noxious Substances


  • HO
    Hold


  • Ho/Ha
    Holds/hatches.


  • HR/HRDS
    Hampton Roads


  • HSD
    High speed diesel.


  • HSS
    Heavy grains, Soyabeans and sorghums


  • HVF
    Heavy viscosity fuel oil.


  • HW
    High Water


  • HWDW
    Heavy, handy, dead weight.


  • HWLTHC
    Height waterline to top hatch.


  • HWONT
    High water at ordinary neap tides


  • HWOST
    High water at ordinary spring tides


  • I.A.C.S. (IACS)
    International Association of Classification Societies.


  • IATA
    International Air Transport Association.


  • IBC
    Intermediate bulk carrier.


  • ICC
    International Chamber of Commerce.


  • ICS
    Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers; International Chamber of Shipping.


  • IDL
    International Date Line.


  • IFO
    Intermediate fuel oil.


  • IGM
    Import general manifest.


  • IGS
    Inert Gas System.


  • IHAM
    Immigham


  • IHP
    Indicated horse power.


  • ILO
    International Labour Organisation, Geneva.


  • ILOHC
    In lieu of hold cleaning.


  • ILOW
    In lieu of weighing.


  • IMB
    International Maritime Bureau.


  • IMDG
    International Maritime Dangerous Goods


  • IMO
    International Maritime Organisation


  • IN&/OR OVER
    Goods carried below or on deck


  • IND
    Indication


  • INDO
    Indonesia.


  • INMARSAT
    International Maritime Convention on Communication by Satellite.


  • INTERCARGO
    International Association of Dry Cargo shipowners.


  • INTERTANKO
    International Association of Independent Tanker Owners.


  • IOPC
    International Oil Pollution Compensation


  • IOT (INCLOT)
    Including overtime.


  • ISF
    International Shipping Federation.


  • ISM
    International Safety Management (Code).


  • ISO
    International Standards Organisation.


  • ITF
    International Transport Worker's Federation.


  • IU
    If Used


  • IUATUC
    If used actual time used to count


  • IUHTAUTC
    If Used, Half Time Actually to Count


  • IWL
    Institute Warranty Limits


  • j. & w.o.
    Jettison and washing overboard.


  • JBL
    Jubail


  • Jett
    Jettison.


  • JV
    Joint venture.


  • K
    "000" i.e. thousand, e.g. 2K = two thousand.


  • k, kn, knt, kt, knot
    Knot; nautical miles (6080 feet or 1853 metres) per hour.


  • KMT
    Distance from keel to mast.


  • KRS
    Koreans.


  • L
    Laden.


  • L/D
    Loading/discharging.


  • LA
    Los Angeles


  • LASH
    Lighter aboard ship (barge carrier).


  • LAT
    Lowest austronomical tide; latitude.


  • Lay/can (L/C, LYCN)
    Laydays commencing/ laydays canceling (dates) or laydays/canceling.


  • LB
    Long Beach


  • LBP
    Length between perpendiculars.


  • LC (L/C)
    London clause; letter of credit; laycan.


  • LCI
    Lambert's Capesize Index.


  • Lcr
    Lowest current rate.


  • LDN
    London; Laden


  • LDO
    Light diesel oil.


  • LDPT
    Load Port


  • LEFO
    Land's end for orders.


  • LGFM
    Lond Grain Fixures Market


  • LHAR
    London, Hull, Amsterdam or Rotterdam.


  • LIFO
    Liner in, Free out; Last in, First out


  • LL
    Laden legs; loadlines.


  • LLT
    London landed terms.


  • LM
    Lane metres.


  • LMC
    Lloyd's machinery certificate.


  • LNG
    Liquefied natural gas (carrier).


  • LO
    Lubricating oil.


  • LO/LO
    Load-on and load-off or Lift-on and lift-off vessel.


  • LOA
    Length Overall of the vessel


  • LOF
    Lloyd's Open Form. (Salvage Agreement), 1995.


  • LOI
    Letter of indemnity.


  • LOW
    Last open water.


  • LPD
    Load port disbursements.


  • LPG
    Liquified petroleum gas


  • Lpl
    Liverpool


  • LQT
    Liverpool quay terms.


  • LRATE
    Load rate.


  • LS
    Lumber (timber) summer loadline.


  • LS (or LUMPS)
    Lumpsum


  • LSD
    Landing ship dock; landing, storage and delivery


  • LSD
    Lashed Secured Dunnaged


  • LSLSDU
    Loaded, stowed, lasned, secured, dunnaged and unlashed.


  • LT (It/Its)
    Long ton; liner terms; London terms.


  • Lt. V
    Light vessel.


  • LTBENDS
    Liner terms, both ends.


  • LTS (BE)
    Laytime saved (both ends).


  • LW
    Low Water


  • LWNA
    Lumber Winter North Atlantic (loadline).


  • LYCN
    Laycan (Layday Cancelling Date)


  • M
    Metre; measure; measurement.


  • M/R
    Mate's receipt.


  • M/V
    Motor Vessel


  • MAA
    Mina Al Ahmadi


  • MAP
    Mono-ammonium phosphate


  • MARPOL
    Convention for the Prevention of Maritime Pollution from ships (1973/1978).


  • MATS
    Material(s), (i.e. dunnage).


  • MB
    Merchant Broker


  • MB/T
    Motor blocks/ turnings.


  • MBTE
    Methyl, butyl, tertiaer ether


  • MDO
    Marine diesel oil.


  • MED
    Mediteranean


  • MEX
    Mexico.


  • MH
    Main hatch.


  • MHWN
    Mean high water neaps (formerly, HWONT).


  • MHWS
    Mean high water springs (formerly, HWOST).


  • MIC
    Man-in-charge.


  • MICS
    Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, London.


  • MIN/MAX
     Minimum/Maximum


  • MIO
    Millon(s).


  • ML
    Motor launch.


  • MLD
    Moulded.


  • MLLW
    Mean low low water.


  • MLS
    Miles.


  • MLW
    Mean low low water.


  • MLWN
    Mean low water neaps


  • MLWS
    Mean low water springs


  • MOL
    More or Less


  • MOLCHOPT
    More or Less Charterers Option


  • MOLOO
    More or Less Owners Option


  • MOP
    Muriate of Potash (fertiliser)


  • MOS
    Months.


  • MPP
    Multi-purpose (vessel).


  • MRX
    Medium range cross-purpose tanker.


  • MS
    Motor shop; motor spirit; machinery survey.


  • MSA
    Merchant Shipping Act.


  • MSC
    Manchester Ship Canal; Maritime Safety Committee (of IMO).


  • Mst
    Measurement.


  • MSV
    Motor support vessel.


  • Mt
    Empty.


  • MT
    Metric ton (tonne); multimodal transport; main terms; motor tanker.


  • MTL
    Mean tidal level.


  • MTO
    Multimodal transport operator.


  • MTPA
    Million metric tonnes per annum.


  • MV
    Motor vessel.


  • N
    And


  • N CONT (NO CONT)
    North Continent.


  • N(NTH)
    North.


  • n.E.
    Not east of.


  • n.e.p.(NEP)
    Not elsewhere provided.


  • n.m.
    Nautical mile.


  • n.N.(N/N)
    Not north of


  • N.O.P.
    Net operating profit.


  • n.o.p.
    Not otherwise provided.


  • n.S.
    Not south of.


  • n.W.
    Not west of.


  • N.Y.T.
    New York Standard Time.


  • N/B
    New building.


  • N/t
    New terms (grain trade).


  • NA
    North Atlantic; North America; nearest approach.


  • NAA
    Not always Afloat


  • NAABSA
    Not Always Afloat but Safely Aground


  • NCB
    National Cargo Bureau


  • NCSA
    North Coast South America


  • NES(n.e.s)
    Not elsewhere specified.


  • NEW
    North West Europe


  • NEWCT
    North East of West Coast Italy.


  • NHP
    Nominal horse power.


  • NJ
    New Jason clause in C/P.


  • NMPD
    Nautical miles per day.


  • NNGWB
    Not north of George Washington Bridge (i.e. New York).


  • NOLA
    New Orleans


  • NOPAC
    North Pacific (Ports)


  • NOR (N/R)
    Notice of Readiness.


  • NOR T & A
    Notice of Readiness tendered and accepted.


  • NORT
    Notice of Readiness tendered.


  • NPK
    Nitro Phosphatic Kompound


  • NR
    Northern Range of Ports (in US)


  • NR T (nrt)
    Not register tonnage.


  • NRT
    Net Restricted Tonnage


  • NS
    No sparring.


  • NSW
    New South Wales (Australia)


  • NT
    Net tonnage; neap tides; new tonnage.


  • NTC
    Not to count.


  • NTCEIU
    Not to count, even if used.


  • NTCEUU
    Not to count, unless used.


  • NVOCC
    Non-vessel owing common carrier.


  • NY (NYK)
    New York.


  • NYPE
    New York Produce Exchange


  • O.O.
    Owner's option.


  • o.t.
    Overtime.


  • O/B
    On board.


  • O/C
    Open charter; ore carrier


  • O/D
    Over deck.


  • O/O
    Oil/ore (or ore/oil) carrier.


  • o/w
    Outward.


  • oa
    Overall


  • OA OK
    Overage okay.


  • oaaoop
    On arrival at or of the port.


  • OABE
    Owners agents both ends


  • OAFSP
    On arrival first sea pilot.


  • OAGE
    Overage.


  • OAHPS
    On arrival harbour pilot station


  • OAL
    Overall length (same as LOA).


  • OAPEC
    Organisation of Arabic Petroleum Exporting Countries.


  • OBO
    Oil, bulk, ore carrier.


  • OBQ
    On board quantity.


  • Oc B/L
    Ocean bill of lading.


  • OCC
    Outward clearance certificate; Oil Co-ordination Committee.


  • OCIMF
    Oil Companies International Marine Forum


  • ODM
    Oil discharge monitor


  • OECD
    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.


  • O-H (O/H)
    Off-hire.


  • OHBC
    Open hatch bulk carrier.


  • OO
    Owners Option


  • OPA
    (US) Oil Pollution Act, 1990 or Owners Protecting Agent


  • OPEC
    Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries.


  • OPT(opt)
    Option.


  • OSB
    One safe berth.


  • OSD/CSD
    Open shelter deck or closed shelter deck (vessel).


  • OSH
    Open Shelter Deck


  • OSP
    One safe port.


  • OSPB
    One safe port or berth.


  • OSV
    Offshore supply vessel.


  • OWS
    Owners


  • P & I (PANDI)
    Protection and Indemnity (Club).


  • P + C (P AND C)
    Private and confidential.


  • p.f.t.
    Per freight ton.


  • p.p. (pp)
    Picked ports.


  • p.p.i.
    Policy proof of interest.


  • p.t. (PT)
    Per ton; private terms.


  • PA (P/A)
    Particular average.


  • PAD
    Pacific Australia Direct


  • PASTUS
    Past Us


  • PB
    Permanent bunkers; poop and bridge.


  • PBF
    Poop, bridge and forecastle.


  • PC
    Period of Charter, Port Clearance


  • pc
    Part cargo, parcel cargo.


  • PCC
    Pure car carrier.


  • PCGO
    Part Cargo


  • PCM
    Per calender month (hire).


  • PCNT
    Panama Canal Net Tonnage.


  • PCO (PICO)
    Port in charterer's option.


  • PCT
    Percent


  • PCTC
    Pure car and truck carrier.


  • PD
    Port dues.


  • PDPR
    Per day pro-rata.


  • PER SE
    By Itself


  • PERDIEM
    By the Day


  • PG (P/G)
    Persian Gulf (also, referred as AG = Arabian Gulf)


  • PHC
    Port handling charges.


  • PHD
    Per hatch per day.


  • PHO
    Port health officer.


  • PHPD
    Per Hatch Per Day


  • PIC
    Person in charge.


  • PIOPIC
    P & I Oil Pollution Indemnity Clause.


  • PLS
    Please


  • PMO
    Passing Muscat outbound


  • PMT
    Per metric ton.


  • POA
    Place of acceptance.


  • POB
    Pilot on board.


  • poc (POC)
    Port of call.


  • pod (POD)
    Port of Discharge


  • POL
    Petroleum, oil and lube Or Port of Loading


  • por (POR)
    Port of refuge.


  • PPS
    Pumps (capacity in cubic metres).


  • PPT
    Prompt


  • PPUK
    Picked ports of U.K


  • PQ
    Province of Quebec.


  • PRC
    People's Republic of China.


  • PSG
    Passing


  • PSI
    Pounds per square inch; pre shipment inspection.


  • pssg (PSSG)
    Passing.


  • PST
    Pacific Standard Time.


  • pt B
    Port bunkers.


  • PUS
    Past us.


  • PWWD
    Per Weather Working day


  • q.c
    Quantity at Captain's option


  • q.n.
    Quotation.


  • qlty
    Quality.


  • Quad
    Canada, EC, Japan & US


  • QWT
    Quay weight


  • R of T
    Range of tide.


  • r.d.
    Running days.


  • R/E
    Rate of exchange.


  • R/P
    Return to port for orders.


  • R/T
    Revenue ton.


  • R/V (RV)
    Round voyage.


  • RAPL
    Rotterdam – Amsterdam Pipeline.


  • RBAY
    Richards Bay


  • RBCT
    Richards Boy Coal Terminal.


  • RCN
    Research octane number.


  • RCVR
    Receivers


  • RDC (rdc)
    Running down clause.


  • Rds
    Roads.


  • Re-cap
    Recapitulation (summary of main points).


  • RED
    Rate, extras demurrage.


  • REDEL
    Re-delivery.


  • RELET
    To sub-charter


  • RNR
    Rate not reported.


  • Roads (roads)
    Anchorage Area


  • ROB
    Remaining on board.


  • RORO (ro-ro)
    Roll-on/roll-off (vessel).


  • RPM
    Revolutions (or rotations) per minute.


  • RPS
    Revolutions (or rotations) per second.


  • RPT
    Repeat.


  • RT
    Right time of ship departure/arrival or rye terms.


  • RT
    Revenue Tonne


  • RTBA
    Rate to be agreed.


  • RTD
    Round trip distance.


  • RUW
    Ruwais (port)


  • S
    Summer loadline; south.


  • S & P (S AND P)
    Sale and purchase.


  • S d/k
    Shelter deck.


  • s.s. & c.
    Same sea and country coast.


  • S/a
    Safe arrival; subject to approval.


  • S/A (S.A.)
    South America; South Australia; South Africa; safe anchorage; Salvage Association.


  • S/F (SOF)
    Statement of facts.


  • S/N
    Shipping note.


  • S/o
    Shipowner.


  • S/S
    Suez laden, Suez ballast.


  • SA/SHEX
    Saturday afternoon/Sundays and holidays excepted.


  • SABIO
    Stem and Berth in order


  • SATPM
    Saturday P.M.


  • SATSHEX/SSHEX
    Saturdays, Sundays and holidays excepted.


  • SB
    Safe berth.


  • SBE
    Standby engine.


  • SBM
    Single buoy mooring (for oil tankers); soyabean meal (cargo).


  • SBT
    Segregated ballast tanks.


  • SC
    Slot Charter


  • SCNT
    Suez Canal Net Tonnage.


  • SD
    Single deck; self-discharging.


  • SDBC
    Single Decker bulk carrier


  • SDR
    Special Drawing Rights (IMF).


  • SDWT (sdwt)
    Summer deadweight.


  • SEA
    South east Asia


  • SELFD
    Self Discharging


  • SEMI-TRAILERS
    Are usually 12.0 meter flatbed road trailers


  • SF
    San Francisco; Summer Freeboard; Stowage factor.


  • SG
    Specific gravity.


  • SH
    Second Half


  • SHEX
    Sundays and holidays excepted.


  • SHEXEIU
    Sundays and holidays excepted, even if used.


  • SHEXUU
    Sundays and holidays excepted, unless used.


  • SHINC
    Sundays, Holidays Included


  • SHU
    Shuaibu (port).


  • Sim Sub
    Similar substitute.


  • SITPRO
    Simplification of International Trade Procedures (Board).


  • SKO
    Superior kerosene oil.


  • SKOR
    South Korea


  • SL
    Sailed.


  • SLT
    Sludge Tank


  • SOB
    Shipped on board.


  • SOC
    Shipper Owned Container


  • SOF
    Statement of Facts


  • SOLAS
    International Convention on Safety of Life at Sea (1974/78).


  • SP
    Safe Port


  • SPASS
    Skaw - Passero (range)


  • spd
    Ship pays dues; speed.


  • SPM
    Single point mooring.


  • SPN
    Spain


  • SPT (spt)
    Spot.


  • SRBL
    Signing and Releasing Bill of Lading


  • SS
    Service speed; steamship; special survey.


  • SSHEX (or SATSHEX)
    Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays Excluded


  • SSHINC (or SATSHINC)
    Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays Included


  • SSW
    Summer salt water.


  • STBC
    Self-trimming bulk carrier


  • Stc
    Said to contain


  • STCW
    Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch Keeping for Seafarers.


  • STD (std)
    Standard (timber trade).


  • STEM
    Subject To Enough Merchandise (Availability of Cargo)


  • STERN
    The aformost part of a ship


  • Sth
    South


  • STL
    Steel.


  • Stoa
    Subject to owner's approval.


  • Stw
    Said to weigh.


  • SUB
    Subject (to)


  • Sub open
    Subject open


  • Sub stem
    Subject stem (availability of cargo).


  • Subdets
    Subject details (of C/P).


  • SUBDGS
    Subject to Director-General of Shipping approval.


  • SUBs
    Subjects (fixed on)


  • SUIT
    Suitable.


  • SV
    Sailing vessel.


  • SW
    Salt water; shipper's weight.


  • SWAD
    Salt Water Arrival Draft


  • SWDD
    Salt water departure draft.


  • SWL
    Safe working load (of cranes, derricks).


  • T
    Tropical loadline


  • T/C Trip (TCT)
    Time charter trip.


  • T/P
    Trans Pacific.


  • T/S
    Time sheet; transshipment.


  • TAFHEX
    Thursday afternoons Fridays and holidays excepted.


  • TARV (TA R/V)
    Trans Atlantic Round Voyage


  • TBA
    To be advised.


  • TBD
    To be declared.


  • TBMA
    To be mutually agreed.


  • TBN
    To be nominated


  • TC (T/C, t/c)
    Time charter.


  • TCE
    Time charter equivalent.


  • TCH
    Time charter hire


  • TCM
    Convention on the International Combined Transport of Goods.


  • TCT
    Time charter Trip, timecharter trip


  • TCY
    Time charter yield


  • TDK
    Tween decker.


  • TDW (tdw)
    Tons deadweight.


  • TECH
    Toxic, explosive, corrosive and hazardous (dangerous cargo)


  • TEU
    Twenty foot equivalent unit.


  • TF
    Tropical fresh water loadline.


  • THC
    Terminal handling charges,


  • TIB
    Trimmed in bunkers.


  • TIP
    Takind inward pilot


  • TMK
    Tonnage mark.


  • TNC
    Time to next cargo


  • TNGE
    Tonnage.


  • TOTCOM
    Total commission.


  • TOVALOP
    Tanker Owners Voluntary Agreement Concerning Liability for oil Pollution


  • Tp
    Time in port.


  • TPC
    Tons per centimeter (immersion).


  • TPCM
    Tons per cubic metre


  • TPD
    Tons per day.


  • TPI
    Tons per inch


  • TPRV (TP R/V)
    Trans Pacific Round Voyage


  • TR
    Tons registered.


  • TRND
    To be renamed.


  • Ts
    Time at sea.


  • TSP
    Triple super phosphate


  • TST
    Topside tank.


  • TT
    Telegraphic transfer


  • TTL
    Total


  • TW
    Tween Decker


  • TWHD
    Tons per working or workable hatch per day.


  • TYT
    Thanks your telex.


  • U.K.f.o.
    United Kingdom for orders.


  • U.K.H.A.D.
    United Kingdom and Le Havre-Antwerp-Dunkirk range.


  • U.K.H.H.
    United Kingdom and Le Havre-Hamburg range.


  • U/D
    Under deck.


  • UK/Cont (B.H.)
    United Kingdom or Continent (Bordeaux-Hamburg range).


  • UK/Cont (G.H.)
    United Kingdom or Continent (Gibraltar-Hamburg range).


  • UK/Cont (H.H.)
    United Kingdom or Continent (Le Havre-Hamburg range).


  • UKC
    United Kingdom or Continent


  • ULCC
    Ultra large crude carrier.


  • UNCITRAL
    United Nations' Commission on International Trade Law.


  • UNCTAD
    United Nations' Commission on Trade and Development.


  • USAC
    United States Atlantic Coast.


  • USC
    Unless sooner commenced.


  • USCG
    United States Coast Guard.


  • USEC (USEA)
    United States East Coast.


  • USG
    United States Gulf of Mexico.


  • USNH
    United States North of (Cape) Hatteras (northern range).


  • USNP
    United States North Pacific.


  • USSH
    United States South of (Cape) Hatteras.


  • USWC (USWE)
    United States West Coast.


  • UU
    Unless Used


  • UUIWCTAUTC
    Unless Used In Which Case Time Actually Used To Count


  • V/C
    Voyage charter


  • VGO
    Vacuum gas oil.


  • VLOO
    Very large ore/oiler (carrier).


  • VOC
    Vessel operating carrier.


  • VPD
    Vessel Pays Dues


  • VTMS
    Vessel traffic management system.


  • VTS
    Vessel traffic system


  • W
    Winter loadline mark; Worldscale.


  • W/M
    Weight and/or measurement.


  • WAG
    West Asia gulf


  • WB
    Water ballast, waybill.


  • WCA
    West Coast Africa.


  • WCCOM (WICCON)
    Whether (in) customs cleared (clearance) or not.


  • WCCON
    Whether Customs Cleared Or Not


  • WCNA
    West Coast of North America.


  • WCSA
    West coast of South America


  • WCUK
    West Coast United Kingdom.


  • WCUS
    West Coast United States.


  • WD
    Working days.


  • WE/EI
    West Britain/East Ireland.


  • WECON
    Whether entered (in) Customs of not.


  • WEST
    Western Europe.


  • WFA
    With following alterations.


  • WHD
    Per working (workable) hatch per day.


  • WHT
    Wheat.


  • WHTC
    Wordscale—hours, terms and conditions.


  • WIBON
    Whether In Berth Or Not


  • WIFPON
    Whether in free pratique or not.


  • WIPON
    Whether In Port Or Not


  • WL
    Waterline.


  • WLTHC
    Waterline to top of hatch coaming.


  • WLTOHC
    Water Line-To-Hatch Coaming


  • WNA
    Winter North Atlantic loadline mark.


  • WOB
    Washed overboard.


  • WOG
    Without Guarantee


  • WP
    Weather Permitting


  • WPD
    Weather Permitting Day


  • WRIC
    Wire Rods In Coils


  • WS
    Worldscale


  • WT
    Wing tanks


  • WTSBE
    Working time saved both ends (Also, WTSBENDS).


  • WVNS
    Within Vessel's natural segregation


  • WW
    Weather working.


  • WWAWIWL
    Worldwide and always within Institute Warranty Limits


  • WWD
    Weather Working Day


  • WWDSHEX
    Weather working days, Sundays and holidays excepted.


  • WWF
    Waterside Workers' Federation


  • WWR
    When, Where Ready


  • WWWW
    Wibon, Wccon, Wifpon, Wipon


  • X
    Shex, Sundays and holidays excepted.


  • XS
    In excess of.


  • X-Whse
    Ex-warehouse.


  • YAR
    York Antwerp Rules


  • Z
    UTC = GMT


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