Freight, shipping and chartering glossary

A list of all cargoes that pertain to a specific shipment, grouping of shipments, or piece of equipment.
Assurance maritime
Loss and damage insurance at sea excludes losses that can be recovered from the carrier.
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
A document that contains information about the physical, chemical, explosive, and radioactive data of hazardous materials in a shipment.
Tonne de mesure
Forty cubic feet; used in water transportation rate making.
Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF)
A fee for customs clearance and border protection related to most imported goods, whether formal or informal entry.
Répartition modale
L'utilisation relative que les entreprises font des modes de transport ; les statistiques comprennent les tonnes-milles, les passagers-milles et les revenus.
Multimodal Shipping
The use of more than one mode of transport for the transport of goods.