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Delivery Party
Party to which goods are to be delivered.  
Delivery Receipt
Document recording the delivery of shipment to a consignee.  
Delivery Time
Time between order and delivery.  
Demand Draft (Bill of Exchange)
Sight Draft (Bill of Exchange)
Demise Charter
Contract whereby the shipowner leases its vessel to the charterer for a period of time during which the whole use and management of the vessel passes to the charterer. This involves the charterer paying all expenses for the operation and maintenance of the vessel. Officers and crew become servants of the charterer. A demise charter whereby the charterer has the right to place its own master and crew on board of the vessel is also called "bareboat charter". Bareboat Charter
Demurrage
1. A variable fee charged to carriers and/or customers for the use of Unit Load Devices (ULD's) owned by a carrier beyond the free time of shipment (air cargo). 2. Additional charge imposed for exceeding the free time which is included in the rate and allowed for the use of a certain equipment at the terminal.  
Density of Commodity
Mass of a commodity to its volume.  
Depot
Place designated by the carrier where empty containers are kept in stock and received from or delivered to the container operators or merchants. Container Depot
DEQ
Incoterm for "Delivered Ex Quay (... named port of destination)". Incoterms
Derrick
Lifting equipment on board a conventional vessel for loading and discharging cargo, consisting of a post attached to the deck and an inclined spar. Lift-on/Lift-off Vessel
DES
Incoterm for "Delivered Ex Ship (... named port of destination)". Incoterms
Despatch
Dispatch
Destination
1. Place for which goods or a vehicle is bound. 2. The ultimate stopping place according to the contract of carriage.  
Destuffing Report
A document reporting the destuffing of a container indicating time and place as well as responsible peron and any damage.  
Det Norske Veritas
Norwegian classification society. Classification Society
Detention
Keeping equipment beyond the time allowed. Demurrage
Detention Charge
Charges levied on usage of equipment exceeding free time period as stipulated in the pertinent inland rules and conditions.  
Deterioration
Downgrading of a product due to long storage, damage due to packing or other external influences. Shelf LifeWear and Tear
Devaluation
Official lowering of the value of one country's currency in terms of one or more foreign currencies. (E.g., if the U.S. dollar is devalued in relation to the French franc, one dollar will "buy" fewer francs than before.)  
Devanning
Stripping
Deviation from a Route
Divergence from the agreed or customary route.  
Dimensions
Measurements in length, width and height, regarding cargo.  
Direct Covered
Condition which requires the insured voyage to be direct from one place to another. If the voyage is delayed en route or if there is a deviation from the direct route, the insurance cover continues subject to payment of an additional premium, but only if the assured gives prompt notice of the delay or deviation immediately on receipt of advice, unless the policy provides otherwise.  
Direct Delivery
1. The conveyance of goods directly from the vendor to the buyer. Frequently used if a third party acts as intermediary agent between vendor and buyer. 2. Direct discharge from vessel onto railroad car, road vehicle or barge with the purpose of immediate transport from the port area.  
Direct Route
Shortest operated route between two points. Indirect Route



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