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3PL 3rd Party Logistics
4PL 4th Party Logistics
4SC 4-High Straddle Carrier
A/W Advance Commercial Information
ACI Advance Commercial Information System use in Canada
AMS Automated Manifest System System use in U.S
APEC Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
API Application Programming Interface
ARENA Asia North America Eastbound Rate Agreement
AS/RS Automated Storage and Retrieval System
AWB Air Waybill
B2B Business to Business
B2C Business to Customer
BAF Bunker Adjustment Factor
B/B Break Bulk
BCO Beneficial Cargo Owner
BIMCO The Baltic and International Maritime Council
B/L Bill of Lading
BPO Business Process Outsourcing
  Boned Warehouse
CAF Currency Adjustment Factor
CBM Cubic Metre
C&F Cost and Freight
CC Carbon Copy
CDMA Code Division Multiple Address
CEPA Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement
CFM Cubic Feet per Minute
CFS Container Freight Station
CGI Common Gateway Interface
CIF Cost , Insurance and Freight
CILT The Chartered Institute Logistics and Transport
CIM The Chartered Institute of Marketing
CIP Carriage and Insurance Paid To
CLP Container Load Plan
C/O Certificate of Origin
C.O.C. Carrier’s Own Container
C.O.D. Cash On Delivery
COFC Container-on-flatcar
CPT Carriage Paid To
CSC International Convention for Sale Container
CY Container Yard
  Customs Broker
  Customs Declaration
D/A Document Against Acceptance
DAF Delivery at Frontier
DDC Destination Delivery Charge
DOC Document Charges
DDP Delivered Duty Paid
DDU Delivered Duty Unpaid
DES Delivered Ex-Ship
DEQ Delivered ex-Quay
D.G Dangerous Goods
D/O Delivery Order
D/P Document Against Payment
DPP Damage Protection Plan
DRP Distribution Resources Planning
D/R Dock Receipt
EDI Electronic Data Interchange
E.&O.E. Errors and Omissions Excepted
ERM Enterprise Resources Management
EPS Equipment Position Surcharges
ERP Enterprise Resources Planning
ETA Estimated Time of Arrival
ETD Estimated Time of Departure
EXW Ex-Works
  Export Supervised Warehouse
FAF Fuel Adjustment Factor
FAK Freight All Kinds
FAS Free Alongside Ship
FB/L FIATA Combined Transport Bill of Lading
FCL Full Container Load
FCR Forwarder's Cargo Receipt
FEFC Far East Freight Conference
FEU Forty Feet Equivalent Unit
F.I. Free In
FIATA International Federation of Forwarding Agent Associations
FIFO First-in, First-out
F.I.O. Free In and Out
FIOST Free In, Out, Stowed & Trimmed
FMC Federal Maritime Commission
FOB Free On Board
FOC Flag of Convenience
F.O Free Out
F.O.R. Free On Rail
F.O.T. Free On Truck
F/R Flat Rack Container
FRC Fuel Recovery Charge
FTP File transfer Protocol
FTZ Free Trade Zones
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GRI General Rate Increasing
GSA General Sales Agent
GSC Global Supply Chain
GWT Gross Weight
HAFFA Hong Kong Association of Fregiht Forwarding and Logistics Ltd.
HAWB House Air Waybill
H/H Half Height Container
I/G In Gauge
IADA Intra Asia Discussion Agreement
I.A.Rates Independent Action rates
IATA International Air Transport Association
IBC Intermediate Bulk Container
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization
ICC International Chamber of Commerce
ICP Internet Content provider
ICT Information and Communications Technology
IMDG International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code
IMO International Maritime Organization
Incoterms International Commercial Terms
IP Internet Protocol
IPI Interior Point Intermodal
IRA Informal Rate Agreement
ISDN Integrated Server Digital Network
ISO International Standard Organization
ISP Internet Service Provider
ISPS International Ship and Port Facility Security
JIT Just in Time
LASH Ligther Aboard Ship
LAN Local Area Networking
L/C Letter of Credit
LCL Less (than) container load
L/G Letter of Guarantee
L.I. Liner Inward
LILO Last-in, Last-out
L.I.O Liner In and Out
L.O.A Length Overall
Lo-Lo ship Lift-on Lift-off ship
LNG Liquefied Natural Gas
LPG Liquefied Petroleum Gas
LT (Lead Time) Time between placing and receiving an order
LTL Less-than-truckload
M/T Measurement Ton
MB/L Master Bill of Lading
MTD multimode Transport Document
MAWB Master Air Waybill
MLB Mainland Bridge
MLO Main Line Operators
MRP Material Requirements Planning
M/S Motor Ship
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet
MTO Multimode Transport Operator
N/A Not Applicable/Not Available
NAP Network Access Point
N.O.E. Not Otherwise Enumerated
N.O.S Not Otherwise Specified
NVOCC Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier
OCP Overland Common Point
OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer
O/F Ocean Freight
O/H Over Height
ORC Origin Receiving Charge
O/S Open Side Container
O/T Open Top Container
O/W Over Width
PCS Port Congestion Surcharge
P&I Club Protection and Indemnity Club
POD Port of Discharge
POL Port of Loading
POP Point of Presence
PPP Point-to-Point Protocol
PRD Pearl River Deta
PSS Peak Season Surcharge
RF Reefer Container
RFP Request For proposal
RFQ Request For Quotation
RFRC Rail Fuel Recovery Charge
Ro-Ro Ship Roil-on Roil-off ship
RRS Rate Restoration Surcharge
R/T Revenue Tons
SAN Storage Area Network
SCM Supply Chain Management
SET Secure Electronic Transaction
SKU Stork Keeping Unit
SME Small and Medium-size Enterprises
S/O / S/I Shipping Order/Shipping Instruction
S.O.C Shipper's Own Container
SQL Structure Query Language
S/C Sales Confirmation
S/S Steamship
SSL Secure Socket Layer
S.T.C. Said To Contain
TACA Transatlantic Conference Agreement
TCP Transmission Control Protocol
TEU Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit
T.H.C Terminal Handing Charge
TMS Transportation Managemeant System
TOFC Trailer-on-Flatcar
TQC Total Quality Control
TQM Total Quality Management
T.R.S Terminal Receiving Station
TSA Transpacific Stabilization Agreement
T/S Transhipment Port
TSR Trans Siberian Railway
TT Telegraphic Transfer
T/T Transit Time
TVC Time Volume Contract
TWRA Transpacific Westbound Rate Agreement
UCP500 Uniform Customs and practice for Documentary Credits
ULCC Ultra Large Crude Carrier
UNCTAD Unided Nations Conference of Trade and Development
V.A.T Value Added Tax
VHF Very High Frequency
VLCC Very Large Crude Carrier
VMI Vendor Managed Inventory
V.O.W. Vehicle On Wheel
VOC Vessel Operation Carrier
VOY Voyage
VPN Virtual Private Network
VSL Vessel
W/M Weight or Measurement ton
W/T Weight Ton
WAP Wireless Appreciation Protocol
WCS Wireless Communications Service
WMS Warehouse Managemant System
W.R. War Risks
WTO World Trade Organization
W.W. Warehouse Warrant
YAS Yen Appreciate Surcharge
YAS Yard Surcharges

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