Freight, shipping and chartering glossary

The weight of the container and/or packing materials only - excluding the weight of the goods inside the container.
Document délivré par un transporteur qui énonce les règles, les taux et les frais applicables pour le transport des marchandises. Le document établit un contrat de transport entre l'expéditeur, le destinataire et le transporteur.
Origin charge for an original BL issued for shipment and the supplier holds the hard copy forms.
Toll Fee
Surcharged associated with drayage over a bridge or through a highway.
Mesure de la production du transport de marchandises qui reflète le poids de l'envoi et la distance parcourue par le transporteur ; une multiplication des tonnes transportées et de la distance parcourue.
The volumetric characteristic of the vessel, expressed in cubic meters, shows how much cargo can be accepted for transportation.
Détermination de la localisation d'un envoi au cours d'un déménagement.
A system for tracking the location of shipments on the map in real-time.
Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF)
A fee paid when a terminal becomes congested.
Service de tramp
Navires exploités sans itinéraire ou horaire fixe ni contrat d'affrètement.
Temps de transit
The total delivery time of the container (cargo), calculated from the moment of loading onto the vessel until the moment of unloading at the port of destination.
Cost to transfer containers from 40s/HCs to 53' trailers.
Lettre d'accompagnement
A letter accompanying the supply of securities, documents or other property, usually containing a brief description of the securities, documents or property being sent and an explanation of the transaction.
Transport Arbitrary at Origin
A fee covers haulage from the exporter’s premises to the port/warehouse.
Moving cargo from one vessel or another vehicle to another vehicle at the same transport point.
Surcharge associated with drayage of overweight containers.
Trucker unloading time
Surcharge for unloading at final destination.
Trucker waiting time
Surcharge for unloading at final destination.
Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit (TEU)
A shipping container whose internal dimensions measure about 20 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 8 feet tall.