AAAA -  Always Accessible Always Afloat

AARA - Amsterdam-Antwerp-Rotterdam Area

ADCOM - Address Commission

AFSPS - Arrival First Sea Pilot Station (Norway)

AFFREIGHTMENT - The hiring of a ship in whole or part

AFT - At or towards the stern or rear of a ship

AGW - All Going Well

AHL - Australian Hold Ladders

ANTHAM - Antwerp-Hamburg Range

APS - Arrival Pilot Station

ARAG - Amsterdam-Rotterdam--Antwerp-Ghent Range

A/S - Alongside

ATDNSHINC - Any Time Day or Night Sundays and Holidays Included

ATUTC - Actual Times Used to Count

A/E - Accept / Except

ASF - As follows

AWIWL - Always Within Institute Warranty Limits

BAF - Bunker Adjustment Factor. A Fuel Surcharge expressed as percentage added or subtracted
from the freight amount reflecting the movement in the market place price for bunkers.

BALLAST - Heavy weight, often sea water, necessary for the stability and safety of a ship which is not
carying cargo.

BAREBOAT CHTR - Bareboat Charter - Owners lease a specific ship and control its technical
management and commercial operations only.

BBB - Before Breaking Bulk

BDI - Both Dates Inclusive

BENDS - Both Ends (Load & Discharge Ports)

BI - Both Inclusive

BIMCO - The Baltic and International Maritime Council

BL (1) - Bale

BL (2) - (Bill of Lading) A document signed by the carrier which acts as a receipt and evidence of title
to the cargo.

BM - Beam

BEAM - The maximum breadth of a ship

BOB - Bunker on Board

BOFFER - Best Offer

BROB - Bunkers Remaining on Board

BSS - Basis

BSS 1/1 - Basis 1 Port to 1 Port

BT - Berth Terms

BUNDLING - This is the assembly of pieces of cargo, secured into one manageable unit. This is a
very flexible description, a rule of thumb is to present cargo at a size easily handled by a large (20
tonne) fork lift truck.

BUNKERS - Name given for vessels Fuel and Diesel Oil supplies (Originates from coal bunkers)

BWAD - Brackish Water Arrival Draft

CBM - Cubic Meter

CBFT (or CFT) - Cubic Feet

CFR (or C&F) - Cost and Freight

CHOPT - Charterers Option

CHTRS - Charterers

CIF - Cost, Insurance & Freight. Seller pays all these costs to a nominated port or place of discharge.

COA - Contract of Affreightment - Owners agree to accept a cost per revenue ton for cargo carried on
a specific number of voyages.

COACP - Contract of Affreightment Charter Party

COB - Close of Business

COD - Cash On Delivery

COGSA - Carriage of Goods by Sea Act

CONS - Consumption

COP - Custom Of Port

CP (or C/P) - Charter Party

CPD - Charterers Pay Dues

CPT - Carriage Paid To

CQD - Customary Quick Despatch

CROB - Cargo Remaining on Board

CRN - Crane

CST - Centistoke

CTR - Container Fitted

CVE - Communication / Victuals / Entertainment

DAPS - Days all Purposes (Total days for loading & discharging)

DDU - Delivered Duty unpaid.

DDP - Delivered Duty Paid.

DEM - Demurrage

DESP - Despatch

DET - Detention

DHDATSBE - Despatch Half Demurrage on Actual Time Saved Both Ends

DHDWTSBE - Despatch Half Demurrage on Working Time Saved Both Ends

DISCH - Discharge

DK - Deck

DLOSP - Dropping Last Outwards Sea Pilot (Norway)

DO - Dropping Off Last Sea Pilot (Norway)

DOP - Dropping Outward Pilot

DOT - Department of Transport

DNRSAOCLONL - Discountless and Non-Returnable Ship and/or Cargo Lost or Not Lost

DRAFT - Depth to which a ship is immersed in water. The depth varies according to the design of the
ship and will be greater or lesser depending not only on the weight of the ship and everything on
board, but also on the density of the water in which the ship is lying.

DRK - Derrick

DUNNAGE - Materials of various types, often timber or matting, placed among the cargo for
separation, and hence protection from damage, for ventilation and, in the case of certain cargoes, to
provide space in which the forks of a lift truck may be inserted.

DWAT (or DWT) - Deadweight. Weight of cargo, stores and water, i.e. the difference between lightship
and loaded displacement.
Abbreviations A - D:
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