The Secret to Understanding the Freight Rate Sheet – Abbreviations

Mar. 2, 2021 by

Accessorial Charges – Charges that are applied to the base tariff rate or base contract rate, e.g., bunkers, container, currency, destination/delivery. Aden War Risk Surcharge – A surcharge on goods

Security Surcharge

Feb. 23, 2021 by

All shipments are subject to Security handling and a commensurate Security surcharge. It is important to meet government regulated Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requirements as to who has authorized access

Fuel Surcharge

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A fuel surcharge is a fee charged to you by trucking companies or air line to cover the fluctuating cost of fuel. Fuel surcharge is figured is to take the

Bulk Cargo

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Bulk cargo is commodity cargo that is transported unpackaged in large quantities. It refers to material in either liquid or granular, particulate form, as a mass of relatively small solids,

Shipping Glossary

Dec. 29, 2020 by

The Shipping glossary gives you a good overview of all the terminology used in the logistics world. Read through the different terms and ensure you understand the lingo. We are

What Is a Bill of Lading?

Dec. 16, 2020 by

A bill of lading is a shipping document used as a contract to show the final destination of where your goods are being shipped to. When booking a vehicle shipment

Bill of Lading, a definition

Sep. 29, 2020 by

A bill of lading (sometimes abbreviated as B/L or BoL) is a document issued by a carrier which details a shipment of merchandise and gives title of that shipment to

Air Waybill (AWB), a definition

Sep. 22, 2020 by

An air waybill (AWB) or air consignment note is a receipt issued by an international airline for goods and an evidence of the contract of carriage, but it is not

Freight Forwarder, a definition

Sep. 15, 2020 by

A freight forwarder, forwarder, or forwarding agent, also known as a non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC), is a person or company that organizes shipments for individuals or corporations to get

Full Container Load (FCL)

Sep. 9, 2020 by

Full Container Load (FCL), as the name implies, is the standard form of shipping freight for those who have a large amount of goods to send. Originally posted on June

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