ACF – Attainable Cubic Feet or Cubic Space Allowed.
Acknowledgement of Receipt or Receipt Confirmation – Notification related to something received.
Temporary admission – special customs regime that allows the importation of goods that are to remain in the country during prescribed period, with total or partial suspension of taxes.
ADR – Articles Dangereux Route or Transportation of Dangerous Goods.
AD Valorem – insurance fee levied on certain rates of freight or customs proportional to the total value of products of the transaction (invoice).
AFRMM – Freight Surcharge for the Renewal of the Merchant Navy.
ALADI (Latin American Association of Integration) – Congregation of countries that aim to establish a Latin American common market formed by Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Samples of non commercial value – assets represented by quantity, fragments or parts strictly necessary to make known its nature, type and quality.
Warehouse – Place covered, where the materials / products are received, sorted, stored and shipped.
AWB – Air Waybill.
Back to Back – Consolidation of a single shipment in a MAWB (Master Air Waybill – Knowledge Home Air Transport) covering a HAWB (House Air Waybill – Air Transport Guide issued by a dispatcher).
Luggage – For the purposes of tax treatment are considered as luggage new or used goods, intended for personal use or consumption Traveler, consistent with the circumstances of his trip.
Bar – Location near the port, safe, where ships are waiting for permission to dock at the pier is available or determined
B/L – Bill of Lading
Bi-trailer or train – is the set formed by a monolithic body with a set of at least two axles and four wheels. It is engaged in the truck for transport, forming a set of two wagons pulled by one truck
Port – left side of the ship.
Break-Bulk – Express shipping which means the transport of general cargo or fractionated.
Brokerage Houses – Companies specializing in maritime chartering broker.
Bulk Cargo – Cargo in bulk, ie, without packaging.
Bulk Carrier – ship bulk carrier, ie, suitable for transporting bulk cargo.
Bulk Container – bulk container, or suitable for the transportation of bulk cargoes.
Cabotage – home Navigation (the coast of the country).
Cabrera – equipment used in ports to lift heavy loads or heavy materials in construction, which consists of three props together at the top where they receive a pulley through which the cable.
Draft – Express shipping, which means depth that each ship is submerged in water.Technically it is the distance from the water depth to the keel of the ship.
Wharfage – the service is commonly used in ports, where independent professionals do the work of cargo.
Carreta chest – is a closed trailer.
Isothermal truck – a truck is closed, with thermal insulation in its walls, which keeps the temperature of the load.
Mechanical Horse – is the set formed by monolithic cab, engine and drive wheels of the truck.Can be engaged in various types of trailers and semi-trailers for transport.
CCR – Agreement on Reciprocal Payments and Credits – payment system controlled by central banks covering the countries of ALADI and the Dominican Republic.
CFR – Cost and Freight or Cost and Freight.
CI – Certificate Import.
CIDE (Contribution for Intervention in Economic Domain) – levied on oil and oil products.
CIF – Cost, Insurance and Freight and Cost, Insurance and Freight.In this case, the material quoted has everything built into the price, or is landed.
CIP – Cariage and Insurance Paid To and Carriage and Insurance Paid Até.
Train – A set of vehicles that go together to the same destination.Used mainly for safety reasons, cars of ammunition and supplies that accompany military forces, the train (in Portugal).
Transportation Waybill – A document issued by the carrier, based on data from the invoice, which tells the freight and monitors the load.The recipient signs the receipt in an airway.
Consignee – Consignee.Individual or entity indicated in the transport document that has the right to claim the goods to the carrier at destination.For legal purposes, be deemed to be owner of the cargo.
Cargo Consolidation – is to create large shipments from several other small.Results in economies of scale in freight costs.
Container – metal equipment in the form of a large box, which serves to transport various materials, thus a unit load, that by being tucked inside, do not suffer damage during the journey and not in case of transfer to other modal.
Deck – the first area covered the ship.
CPC – Planning Collaboration Commerce.
CPT – Cariage Paid To Carriage Paid or Até.
Cubic and Cubic – Cubic volume available for storage or transport.Calculate the cubic meters by multiplying the length by width and height.
Logistics Cost – is the sum of the cost of transportation, the cost of storage and the cost of holding inventory.
CAD (Certified Bonded Warehouse) – special customs regime which allows the deposit on the internal market, whether under customs, with products already sold abroad, considered exported for all tax purposes, credit and foreign exchange.
DAF – Delivered At Frontier or Delivered at Frontier.
Door to Door or DDP – Delivered Duty Paid Delivered with or fees paid.
DDU – Delivered Duty Unpaid Rates Paid or Delivered.
Or demurrage Demurrage – Penalty determined by contract, to be paid by the contractor in a ship, when it takes longer than agreed in the ports of loading or unloading.The term also used for the daily to be paid by the importer after the free period of stay granted by the cargo agent / owner.
Dead line – Deadline for delivery of cargo for shipment.
DEQ – Delivered Ex Quay or delivery on the wharf.The seller delivers the goods on the quay of the port of destination.
DES – Delivered Ex Ship or Vessel Delivery.
DI (Import Declaration) – Document-based order of the import must include the name of the importer, classification, customs value and origin of the goods, among other information.
DSI – Simplified Import Declaration.
Docks and Docks – is the place where the goods are intermediate between dispatch and transport (various modes) in order to facilitate and streamline the operation of loading and unloading.
Dredging – Excavation Services in the access channels and berthing areas of the ports to maintain or increase the depth.
Draw-back – involves import of components, without paying taxes (IPI, ICMS, Freight Surcharge for the Renewal of the Merchant Navy and Tax Services provided by State Transport), linked to an export commitment.
DES – Simplified Export Declaration.
EADI – Customs Station of the Interior.
ELQ – Economic and Logistic Quantity Quantity Economic Logistics.It is the quantity that minimizes the cost of logistics.
Package or Package – Wrap appropriate, applied directly to the product for its protection and preservation to the consumer / end use.
Customs warehouse – Special arrangements to allow the importation of foreign goods into bonded storage for public use, with suspension of payment of taxes.
Industrial warehouse under computer control – Special scheme that allows the company to import suspension of payment of taxes, under computer control, goods to be submitted to the operation of processing and subsequent export.
Starboard – Right side of the ship.
Stevedore – Employee who works at the docks loading and unloading of ships.
ETA – Express shipping, which means day of the mooring (arrival).
ETS – Express shipping, which means day of departure (sail).
Temporary export – Output of products of the country for a specified time, suspension of payment of taxes, including export, conditional upon their re-importation in the state in which they were exported.
EXW – Ex Works.
FAS – Free Alongside Ship or Free Alongside Ship.The seller delivers the goods to the buyer alongside the vessel at the port of embarkation.
FCA – Free Carrier or free shipping.The seller is exempt from liability, when it delivers the goods to the agent appointed by the buyer or the carrier.
FCL – Full Container Load or Full container.
FCR – Forwarder Certificate of Receipt or Certificate of Receipt of the carrier.
Feeder – Maritime Service’s power port hub or distribution of concentrated loads on it.
Feeder Ship – Supply vessels.
FIO – Free In and Out or any charges for boarding and disembarkation.Shipping costs are the exporter and importer of landing.No responsibility of the Owner.
FOB – Free On Board or Price without shipping included (put on board).FOB has some variations.Can be FOB factory, when the material has to be removed and FOB City, when the supplier puts the material in a carrier selected by the customer.
Freight Collect – freight payable, or to pay.It can be paid anywhere, but usually is payable at destination.
Freight Forwarders – Freight Forwarding.
Freight Payable at Destination – Freight Collect Similar to, but can be paid at the destination.Paid or Prepaid Freight Freight – Freight pre-paid or prepaid.It is said freight, as a rule, paid in origin, at the time of shipment of the goods
HAWB (House Airway Bill) – Air Waybill issued by the consolidator of the load.
Hinterland – is the potential generator loads the port or its area of influence land.The Hinterland basically depends on the development potential of the region in which the port is located and the costs of inland transport and feeder.
House (house) – An expression that is used for container, indicating that it is ovate or spawned in the house of the shipper or consignee
House Bill of Lading or House B / L – Bill of Lading issued by a freight forwarder (shipping charge).
Hub – the central point to collect, sort and distribute to a particular area or region.
IBC – Intermediate Bulk Container Intermediate bulk or containers.
Incoterms – acronym that identifies the 13 terms that standardize the language used in the export market and import.
Just-In-Time or JIT – is to meet internal or external customer at the exact moment of their need, with the quantities necessary for the operation / production, thus avoiding the maintenance of larger inventories.
Kaizen – continuous improvement process, with common sense and low investment.
Ballast – expression of shipping, which means water that is put in the basement to give weight and balance to the ship when it is unloaded, the rail means layer of permeable substances such as sand, gravel or crushed stone, laid in bed Roads iron and on which the sleepers rest.
Layday or Laytime – ship’s stay in port, which means the period foreseen for the operation (dock, load and sail).
L / C – Abbreviation for Letter of Credit (Letter of Credit).
LLP – Leading Logistics Provider or Home Logistics Service Provider.
Logistics Business – It’s all movement and storage activities that facilitate the flow of goods from point of purchase of raw material to the point of final consumption, as well as flows of information that put the products in motion, for the purpose of providing adequate service levels to customers at a reasonable cost.(Ronald H. Ballou definition in his book “Business Logistics”).
Reverse or Reverse Logistics – The market is regarded as the path that takes the package upon delivery of the materials in the sense of recycling them.Never going back to the source.
MAWB (Master Airway Bill) – Air Waybill issued by the consolidator of the load carrier.
Performance measures – are tools used to evaluate the performance of any activity logistics.They can be reports, audits, etc..You can not improve what is not measured.
Mercosur (Southern Common Market) – aimed at integrating economic and trade among its partners – Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay
Milk Run – is the search for the product (s) (s) directly with the (s) supplier (s) on a scheduled basis, to meet their need for supplies.
Modal – are the types / modes of transport available.They are: shipping: (done by the sea), rail (made by rail), road (made by road), waterway (done in rivers), pipeline (made by pipeline) and air transportation (air done).
NVOCC – Non-indicative of Acronym-Vessel Operating Common Carrier.Operator maritime transport vessel.
OTM – Multimodal Transport Operator.
Outbound – Flows from the factory to the dealer.
Packing List (Romaneio) – List of goods or volumes.
Dunnage – Determination of loads on the vehicle or container, using various materials.
Stern – back of the ship.
Charging board – It is the rules of operation of ports, and means the established minimum tonnage which will be operated within six hours.
Pre-stacking – Pre-stacking, to prepare them for shipment.
Bow – front of the ship.
PSI – Abbreviation for pre-shipment inspection (pre-shipment inspection).
RE Record (Export) – computerized registration SISCOMEX prepared a single document that brings together information from commercial, financial, foreign exchange and a tax on exports.
Tractor – Small steam used to tow vessels or maneuver them safely in areas of ports.
Bi-trailer or train – is the set formed by a monolithic body with a set of at least two axles and four wheels.It is engaged in the truck for transport, forming a set of two wagons pulled by one truck.
Bonded – are so declared by the local customs authority, in the primary zone or secondary zone, in order for them to occur, under customs control, handling, storage and customs clearance.
Recof – System of Industrial Depots under Customs Computerized Control – Allows the import inputs accredited company with a suspension of taxes, under customs control, for the industrial production of goods to be exported.
REDEX – Fairground Special Export Customs Clearance.
Re-importation – means the country to bring back merchandise that was exported temporarily.
Repetro – Special Customs Regime for Exports and Imports of Goods Intended for Research Activities and Exploitation of Petroleum and Natural Gas – Allows to export the output fictitious customs territory and the subsequent application for temporary admission, as well as parts and accessories, as well as import under the drawback regime.
RES (Simplified Export Registration) – also called Simplex, brings together in one document the details of an export value up to ten thousand dollars or its equivalent in other currencies.
Semi-trailer – the set formed by a monolithic body with an axle and wheels.It is engaged in the cab or tractor for transportation, or is being used as a trailer, when it is engaged on a dolly.It is used to transport sugar cane.
GSP (Generalized System of Preferences) – A program developed countries, the tariff benefits of full or partial exemption from import tax on products purchased from developing countries.
Ship Broker – Maritime Agent.
Shipper (Shipper) – In most cases it is the actual beneficiary.If there is no instruction to the contrary, the credit may be a third.It is the same as Consignator (consignor or consignee).
Sider – type of truck body, which has retractable canvas on its side.
SIL – Logistics Information System which provides the information needed to specifically benefit the logistics management in all its hierarchical levels.
Siscomex (Integrated Foreign Trade) – computerized and controlled by the government agencies involved in foreign trade, controlling the activities of registration, monitoring and control of operations.
Surcharge and Surcharge – Charge levied in addition to normal freight.
Supply Chain Management – Supply Chain Management.
Tara – Difference between gross and net weights, representing the packaging of the goods, the weight of the empty container or empty vehicle weight.
TEC – Common External Tariff.
TEU – Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit.Standard size container of 20 feet.
TKU – Tons per kilometer useful.
TMS – Transportation Management Systems Transportation Management Systems.
Transshipment or Transhipment – Transferring goods / products from one to another means of transport or vehicle during the course of the delivery operation.
Intermodal Transport – is the integration of services from more than one mode of transport, with the issuance of separate documents, where each carrier assumes responsibility for transportation.
Multimodal Transport – is the integration of services from more than one mode of transport used to travel the given load path between the sender and addressee, existing between the various modes, and issued a single bill of lading for the one responsible for transporting , which is the OTM – Multimodal Transport Operator.
Customs transit – special customs regime that allows the transport of goods in the country, under customs control from one point to another within the customs territory, with suspension of payment of taxes.
Transshipment – Transhipment.Unloading and reloading of goods, during the course of the journey, using always the same means of transport.In the SWIFT MT 700, indicates whether the transfer is prohibited or allowed.
Trick – is a motorized hang glider is equipped with wheels and / or floats and fiberglass seats.
Truck – Truck has dual axis in the body, ie, two axes are combined.The goal is to hold more weight and provide better performance to the vehicle.
Unit – is adding several smaller packages or containers in a larger unit load.
Waiver – A document issued by the DMM (Department of Shipping) for prescribed goods, that is, those cared for government benefits, may be carried in any ship in the absence of foreign flag ship.
WCS – Warehouse Control Systems or Control Systems Warehouse.
Wharfage or berthing rate – the rate charged by the administration of a port to use it, in operations that involve berthing, loading, unloading and storage in bonded warehouses and docks at the port.
WMS – Warehouse Management Systems Warehouse Management Systems.
Primary zone – area demarcated by the customs authorities at ports, airports and border customs.
Secondary zone – Understands the customs territory, excluding the primary zone, it included the territorial waters and airspace.