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Skeleton Trailer
Road trailer consisting of a frame and wheels, specially designed to carry containers.  
Skids
Battens fitted underneath frames, boxes or packages to raise them off the floor and allow easy access for fork lift trucks, slings or other handling equipment.  
Slave Pallet
Airfreight pallet with rollers.  
SLI
Abbreviation for Shipper's Letter of Instruction. Shipping Instructions
Sling
Special chain, wire rope, synthetic fiber strap or ropes used for cargo handling purposes.  
Slot
Space on board a vessel, required by one TEU, mainly used for administrative purposes. Slot Charter
Slot Charter
Voyage charter whereby the shipowner agrees to place a certain number of container slots (TEU and/or FEU) at the charterer's disposal.  
Space Charter
Voyage charter whereby the shipowner agrees to place part of the vessels capacity at the charterer's disposal.  
Special Commodity Rate
Abbreviation: SCR. Rate applicable to carriage of specifically designated commodities (air cargo).  
Special Drawing Rights
Abbreviation: SDR. Unit of account from the International Monetary Fund, used to express the amount of the limitations of a carrier's liability.  
Special Policy of Insurance
Document issued on behalf of the Underwriter stating the terms and conditions of the marine insurance. Issued when evidence of insurance is required, as by the bank issuing the Letter of Credit.  
Special Rate
Rate other than a normal tariff/rate.  
Specified Rate
Rate specified in an IATA Cargo Tariff Coordination Conference resolution (air cargo).  
Spoke
Stretch between a hub and one of the group of consignees and/or shippers being served by the hub.  
Spontaneous Ignition Temperature
Lowest temperature at which a substance will start burning spontaneously without an external source of ignition. FlammableFlash Point
Spot Exchange
Purchase or sale of foreign exchange for immediate delivery.  
Spreader
1. Device used for lifting containers, and unitized cargo. 2. Beam or frame that holds the slings vertical when hoisting a load, to prevent damage to cargo. Container BolsterContainer Platform
Stability
Capacity of a vessel to return to its original position after having been displaced by external forces. The stability of a vessel depends on the meta-centric height.  
Stack
Identifiable amount of containers stowed in a orderly way in one specified place on an terminal, container freight station, container yard or depot. Container Stack
Stacking
To pile boxes, bags, containers, etc. on top of each other.  
Stackweight
Total weight of the containers and cargo in a certain row.  
Standard Industrial Classification
Abbreviation: SIC. Method, used in the United States, to categorize companies into different industrial groupings.  
Standard International Trade Classification
Abbreviation: SITC. Standard numerical code system developed by the United Nations to classify commodities used in international trade.  
Starboard
Right side of a vessel when facing towards the front or forward end.  
State of Origin
State in the country in which the cargo was first loaded on board of an aircraft (air cargo).  



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