Glossary of logistcs terms

Since all the terms are used in international business, the glossary is available in English language only.

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Additional abbreviation for CFR, "Cost and Freight" Incoterms
Cover Note
Carriage of Goods by Sea Act
Charter Party
Canceling (of policy) Returns Only  
Constructive Total Loss
Country Damage
1. Transport of goods between two ports or places located in the same country. 2. Transport of cargo in a country other than the country where the vehicle is registered (road cargo). 3. The carriage of a container from a surplus area to an area in which equipment is needed.  
Cash Against Documents
Currency Adjustment Factor
Visit of a vessel to a port.  
Capacity Control
Process of registering and steering of capacity.  
Capacity Optimization
Activities to maximize the amount of freight that is carried in the hold space of an aircraft.  
Goods to be transported.  
Cargo Accounts Settlement System
Abbreviation: CASS. System for automated account settlement between participating IATA airlines, billing participants and part participants, on the one hand and their appointed IATA cargo agents on the other hand (air cargo).  
Cargo Aircraft
Any aircraft other than a passenger aircraft or a combi.  
Cargo Assembly
Separate reception of parcels or packages and the holding of them for later dispatch as one consignment. Consolidation
Cargo Disassembly
Break Bulk
Cargo Handling
Physical handling of goods.  
Cargo IMP
Cargo Interchange Message Procedures
Cargo Interchange Message Procedures
Abbreviation: Cargo IMP. Procedures developed by the member airlines of the Air Transport Association of America (ATA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).  
Cargo Manifest
List including all particulars of consignments.  
Cargo Restriction Code
Code indicating that the use of a certain container is restricted to particular cargo.  
Cargo Tracer
Information sent by the agent or airline to all relevant parties, stating that certain cargo is either missing or arrived in excess.  
Carnet ATA
Customs document permitting the holder to carry or send merchandise temporarily into certain foreign countries (for display, demonstration or similar purposes) without completing normal customs formalities. With a carnet, the holder avoids paying duties or posting bonds.  

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