Freight, shipping and chartering glossary

Harbor Maintenance Fees (HMF)
The fee is struck at 0.125% of the value of the commercial cargo shipped through seaports only.
Transportation services locally.
Surcharge associated with dangerous goods; dependant on class.
Hazardous Goods
Goods that, as a result of a traffic accident, will harm the health or life of people and/or the environment. Also called Dangerous Goods.
Heavy Lift Surcharge
Surcharge if a container is overweight and requires lifting on a rail.
High Cube (Hi-Cube, HQ)
A container type with a capacity of over 40 feet.
House Bill of Lading
A bill of lading issued by a freight forwarder for consolidated sea freight shipments.