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Semi-Trailer
Vehicle without motive power and with one or more axles designed to be drawn by a truck tractor.  
Sender
Shipper
Service Level
Measure for the extent to which the customer orders can be executed at delivery conditions normally accepted in the market.  
Setting/Air Delivery Temperature
Indication in the documents (B/L) stating the air supply temperature to the container.  
Settlement Office
Institution to which billing is issued and which receives remittances from agents. It also distributes the monies to CASS airlines, Billing Participants and Part-Participants (air cargo). CASS AirlinePart-Participant
Settling Agent
Underwriter's representative who is authorized to settle claims.  
Shed
Warehouse
Shelf Life
Specified length of time for which items which are inherently subject to deterioration are deemed to remain fit for use under prescribed conditions. Synonym: Storage Life  
Shift
Part of the work-program of a stevedoring company (a working day can have up to 3 shifts [24 hours]).  
Ship
Vessel
Ship Broker
Acts as intermediary between shipowners or carriers on one hand and cargo interests on the other.  
Ship Operator
The shipowner or the (legal) person responsible for the actual management of the vessel and its crew.  
Ship's Manifest
Detailed list, signed by the captain of a ship, that contents the individual shipments constituting the ship's cargo.  
Ship's Protest
Statement of the master of a vessel before authorities, concerning exceptional events which occurred during a voyage.  
Shipment
Goods to be carried. Note: In the United States of America the word shipment is used instead of the word consignment. Consignment
Shipowner
Legal entity officially registered as such in the certificate of registry where the following particulars are contained: name of vessel and port of registry, details contained in surveyors certificate, particulars with respect to the origin stated in the declaration of ownership, the name and description of the registered owner (if more than one owner the proportionate share of each).Legal entity officially registered as such in the certificate of registry where the following particulars are contained: name of vessel and port of registry, details contained in surveyors certificate, particulars with respect to the origin stated in the declaration of ownership, the name and description of the registered owner (if more than one owner the proportionate share of each).Legal entity officially registered as such in the certificate of registry where the following particulars are contained: name of vessel and port of registry, details contained in surveyors certificate, particulars with respect to the origin stated in the declaration of ownership, the name and description of the registered owner (if more than one owner the proportionate share of each).Legal entity officially registered as such in the certificate of registry where the following particulars are contained: name of vessel and port of registry, details contained in surveyors certificate, particulars with respect to the origin stated in the declaration of ownership, the name and description of the registered owner (if more than one owner the proportionate share of each).Legal entity officially registered as such in the certificate of registry where the following particulars are contained: name of vessel and port of registry, details contained in surveyors certificate, particulars with respect to the origin stated in the declaration of ownership, the name and description of the registered owner (if more than one owner the proportionate share of each).Legal entity officially registered as such in the certificate of registry where the following particulars are contained: name of vessel and port of registry, details contained in surveyors certificate, particulars with respect to the origin stated in the declaration of ownership, the name and description of the registered owner (if more than one owner the proportionate share of each).Legal entity officially registered as such in the certificate of registry where the following particulars are contained: name of vessel and port of registry, details contained in surveyors certificate, particulars with respect to the origin stated in the declaration of ownership, the name and description of the registered owner (if more than one owner the proportionate share of each).  
Shipper
Merchant (person) by whom, in whose name or on whose behalf a contract of carriage of goods has been concluded with a carrier or any party by whom, in whose name or on whose behalf the goods are actually delivered to the carrier in relation to the contract of carriage. ConsignorSender
Shipper's Export Declaration
Abbreviation: SED. Export Declaration
Shipper's Letter of Instruction
Shipping Instructions
Shipper's Load and Count
Abbreviation: S.L.C.. Note on Bill of Lading or affreightment, indicating that the contents of a container were loaded and counted by the shipper and not checked or verified by the carrier.  
Shipping Documents
Documents required for the carriage of goods. Synonym: Transport Documents  
Shipping Instructions
Instructions from either the seller/shipper or the buyer/consignee to a freight forwarder, carrier or their agent, or other provider of a service, enabling the movement of goods and associated activities. The following functions can be covered: movement and handling of goods (shipping, forwarding and stowage), customs formalities, distribution of documents, allocation of documents (freight and charges for the connected operations), special instructions (insurance, dangerous goods, goods release, additional documents required). Shipper's Letter of InstructionConsignment Instructions
Shipping Label
Label attached to a shipping unit, containing data for identification purposes.  
Shipping Marks
Identification shown on individual packages in order to help in moving it without delay or confusion to its final destination and to enable the checking of cargo against documents. Marks
Short Form Bill of Lading
Summary type Bill of Lading which does not incorporate all obligations and responsibilities of both parties. Unless a shipper is familiar with the carrier's tariff, they should request a full Bill of Lading.  



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