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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Container Safety Convention
Abbreviation: CSC. International convention for safe containers.  
Container Serial Number
Seven digit serial number (6 plus 1 Check Digit) that forms the second part of a container identification number.  
Container Service Charges
Charges to be paid by cargo interests as per local port tariffs.  
Container Size / Type
Description of the size and type of a freight container or similar unit load device as specified in ISO 6346.  
Container Size Code
Two digit indication of the nominal length and nominal height of a container.  
Container Stack
Two or more containers, one placed above the other forming a vertical column. Stack
Container Sublease
Contract by which a carrier gives the use of containers to another carrier for a specified period of time and for a fixed payment.  
Container Terminal
Place where loaded and/or empty containers are stored awaiting dispatch or pick up.  
Container Type Code
Two digits, the first of which indicates the category and the second of which indicates certain physical characteristics or other attributes of a container.  
Container Yard
Abbreviation: CY. Facility at which containers are received from or delivered to the merchant by or on behalf of the carrier. Synonym: Marshalling Yard  
Containerized
Indication that goods have been stowed in a container.  
Contingency Insurance
Secondary insurance coverage which will protect the insured's financial interest if the primary insurance cover effected by others does not respond for a covered loss (Seller's Insurance).  
Contraband
Goods forbidden by national law to be imported or exported.  
Contract
Agreement enforceable by law, between two or more parties stipulating their rights and obligations.  
Contract Logistics
Contracting out of all the warehousing, transport and distribution activities or a part thereof by manufacturing companies.  
Contract of Affreightment
Affreightment
Contractual Carrier
The contractual carrier (called NVO, Non Vessel Operator or NVOC, Non Vessel Operating Carrier) is a party which contracts carriage of goods for the account of the Merchants and fulfills its commitment by using the services of a carrier (sometimes referred to as the "actual" carrier).  
Contractual Port of Loading
Port at which an ocean vessel does not call, but which is equalized with the actual port of call and upon which inland haulage services and inland tariffs are based. Note: Generally speaking it is seen as the port mentioned on the B/L from which cargo is accepted (e.g. delivered by the consignee for sea transport). Synonym: Commercial POL/POD  
Contribution
This relates to situations where more than one party covers the risk. Each party is deemed to be liable for its portion of the loss. If the insured has recovered in full from one insurer, that insurer is entitled to recover from the other insurer that part of the loss which should have been paid by the latter. The term, as used in marine insurance, also applies to contributions paid by the insured in connection with salvage and/or General Average. Contributory ValueGeneral Average BondGeneral Average StatementProtection and Indemnity ClubValuation Clause
Contributory Value
Value of property saved as a result of a General Average Act which forms the basis for determining each party's contribution in General Average.  
Convention Internationale Concernant le Transport des Marchandises par Chemin de Fer
Abbreviation: CIM. International agreement, applied by 19 European railway companies, setting out conditions for international railway transport of goods and the liabilities of the carrier.  
Convention Relative au Contrat de Transport International de Marchandise par Route
Abbreviation: CMR. Convention for the international carriage of goods by road, setting out the conditions of carriage and the liabilities of the carrier. Note: Adherence to this set of regulations reflects a desire to standardize items such as documentation and rules on the carriers liability.  
Conventional Cargo
Break Bulk Cargo
Convertible Currency
Currency that can be bought and sold for other currencies at free-trade.  
Convertor Dolly
Auxiliary undercarriage assembly consisting of a chassis, fifth wheel and tow-bar used to convert a semi-trailer or a container chassis to a full trailer.  



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