شروط Liner

Container shipping terms: main abbreviations

Liner terms

The next main abbreviations are adopted in the commercial practice for line transportations between ports.

Door-to-Door

Carrier organizes delivery from shipper’s warehouse to the consignee warehouse. All fees including land delivery both ends, transhipments, surcharges, ocean or air freight, terminal handling charges (THCs) are inside.

Door-LO

Door/Liner out. Carrier organizes delivery from shipper’s warehouse to destination terminal. All fees up to destination terminal including origin land delivery, transhipments, surcharges, ocean or air freight and terminal handling charges (THCs) are inside.

Door-CY

Door/container yard. Carrier organizes delivery from shipper’s warehouse to container yard at destination. All fees up to destination container yard including origin land delivery, transhipments, surcharges, ocean or air freight, terminal handling charges (THCs) and destination terminal forwarding are inside.

Door-FO

Door/free out. Carrier organizes delivery from shipper’s warehouse to destination terminal. All fees up to destination terminal including origin land delivery, transhipments, surcharges, ocean or air freight are inside. DTHC is not included.

FIOS

Free in/out and stowed. Loading/discharging THCs are not included. Only main freight including surcharges.

FIFO

Free in/out. Loading/discharging THCs are not included. Only main freight including surcharges.

LIFO

Liner in/free out. Main freight with loading OTHC included, discharging DTHC not included.

LILO

Liner in/out. Main freight with loading/discharging THCs included.

FILO

Free in/liner out. Main freight without loading OTHC and with discharging DTHC included.

LICY

Liner in/container yard. Main freight with loading OTHC and discharging DTHC plus destination terminal forwarding fees included.

FICY

Free in/container yard. Main freight without loading OTHC and discharging DTHC plus destination terminal forwarding fees included.

CYCY

Container yard/container yard. Main freight with loading/discharging THCs plus origin and destination terminal forwarding fees included.

CYLO

Container yard/liner out. Main freight with origin terminal forwarding fees, loading OTHC and discharging DTHC included.

CYFO

Container yard/free out. Main freight with origin terminal forwarding fees and loading OTHC included. Discharging DTHC is not included.

CY-Door

Container yard/door. Carrier organizes delivery from container yard at origin to the consignee’s warehouse. All fees from the origin container yard including origin terminal forwarding, terminal handling charges (THCs), ocean or air freight, surcharges, transhipments, destination land delivery are inside.

LI-Door

Liner in/door. Carrier organizes delivery from origin terminal to the consignee’s warehouse. All fees including origin terminal handling charges (THCs), ocean or air freight, surcharges, transhipments, destination land delivery are inside.

FI-Door

Free in/door. Carrier organizes delivery from origin terminal to the consignee’s warehouse. All fees including ocean or air freight, surcharges, transhipments, DTHC, destination land delivery are inside.. Loading OTHC is not included.

Depending on the shipping line or a particular port practice the different surcharges can be added to rate.

CAF

(Currency Adjustment Factor) is a fee applied to the shipping costs to compensate for exchange rate fluctuations;

Wharfage

Is the port fee for using a wharf to unload cargo from a vessel. Wharfage is normally included in the freight cost or the THC, unless otherwise stated.

BAF

(Bunker Adjustment Factor) refers to floating part of sea freight charges which represents additions due to oil prices;

CUC

(Chassis Using Charge) is a duty for using chassis;

Documentation Fee

Is a duty for executing documents, etc.

Depending on shipping line extension of activity in the given territory, container can be delivered to the container yard located nearby port or to the hinterland. Also it can be delivered to the client's "door". Taking it into account the next additional terms can be added to the main line ones.

As a rule if line provides door-to-door container delivering it hardly ever stuff or unstuff container.
This question is resolved by consigner's efforts or with help of forwarder.