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Glossary Shipping Terms List
Glossary NameAbbreviation
Always Afloat AA
Always Accessible Always Afloat AA
Amsterdam-Antwerp-Rotterdam Area AARA
About ABT
Address commission ADCOM
Arrival First Sea Piolt Station (Norway) AFSPS
At or towards the stern or rear of a ship AFT
All Going Well AGW
Australian Hold Ladders AHL
Antwerp-Hamburg Range ANTHAM
Arrival Pilot Station APS
Amsterdam-Rotterdam--Antwerp-Gent Range ARAG
Alongside A/S
Any Time Day/Night Sundays and Holidays UIncluded ATDNSHINC
Actual Times Used to Count ATUTC
Bunker Adjustment Factor. BAF
Bareboat Charter
Before Breaking Bulk BBB
Both Dates Inclusive BDI
Both Ends (Load & Discharge Ports) BENDS
Both Inclusive BI
Bale BL1
Bill of Lading BL
Beam - The maximum breadth of a ship BM
Bunker on Board BOB
The Baltic and International Council BIMCO
Best Offer BOFFER
Bunkers Remaining on Board BROB
Basis BSS
Basis 1 Port to 1 Port BSS 1/1
Berth Terms BT
Brackish Water Arrival Draft BWAD
Cubic meter CBM
Cubi feet CBFT
Cost & freight CFR / C&F
Charterers Option CHOPT
Charterers CHTRS
Cost, Insurance & Freight CIF
Completely knocked down CKD
Contract of Affreightment COA
Contract of Affreightment Charter Party COACP
Closing of Business COB
Cas On Delivery COD
Carriage of Goods by Sea Act COGSA
Consumption CONS
Custom Of Port COP
Charter Party CP (or C/P)
Charterers Pay Dues CPD
Carriage Paid To CPT
Customary Quick Despatch CQD
Current Rate CR
Cargo Remaining on Board CROB
Crane CRN
Centistoke CST
Container Fitted CTR
Days all Purposes (Total days for loading & discharging) DAPS
Delivered Duty unpaid DDU
Delivered Duty Paid DDP
DEMurrage (Quay Rent) DEM
Despath DESP
Detention Det
Despatch Half Demurrage on All Time Saved Both Ends DHDATSBE
Despatch Half Demurrage on Working Time Saved Both Ends DHDWTSBE
Discharge DIS
Deck DK
Dropping Last Outwards Sea Pilot (Norway) DLOSP
Diesel Oil DO
Dropping Off Last Sea Pilot (Norway) DOLSP
Dropping Outward Pilot DOP
Department of Transport DOT
Discountless and Non-Returnable Cargo and/or Ship Lost or Not Lost DNRCAOSLONL
Derrick DRK
Deadweight DWT / DWAT