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Bulk Cargo
Unpacked cargo loaded directly into the vessel's holds. Examples of commodities that can be shipped in bulk are ores, coal, scrap iron, grain, rice, vegetable oil, tallow, fuel oil, fertilizers and similar commodities.  
Bulk Cargo Code
Abbreviation: BC Code. Safe working practice code for solid bulk cargo.  
Bulk Carrier
Single-deck vessel designed to carry homogeneous unpacked dry cargo such as grain, iron ore and coal.  
Bulk Container
Container designed for the carriage of free-flowing dry cargo, which are loaded through hatchways in the roof of the container and discharged through hatchways at one end of the container.  
Bulk Shipments
Bulk Cargo
Bulk Unitization Charge
Charge which applies to consignments carried from airport of departure to airport of arrival, entirely in Unit Load Devices (air cargo).  
Bulkhead
1. Upright partition dividing compartments on board a vessel. 2. A vertically mounted board to provide front wall protection against shifting cargo and commonly seen on platform trailers (road cargo). 3. Partition in a container, providing a plenum chamber and/or air passage for either return or supply air. 4. Vertically mounted wall separating the fore respectively aft compartment from the rest of the aircraft (air cargo).  
Bull Rings
Rings for lashing the cargo in containers.  
Bunker
Spaces on board a vessel to store fuel. Synonym: Tank  
Bunker Adjustment Factor
Abbreviation: BAF. Adjustment applied by shipping lines or liner conferences to offset the effect of fluctuations in the cost of bunkers.  
Bureau veritas
French classification society.  
C&F
Additional abbreviation for CFR, "Cost and Freight" Incoterms
C.N.
Cover Note
C.O.G.S.A.
Carriage of Goods by Sea Act
C.P.
Charter Party
C.R.O.
Canceling (of policy) Returns Only  
C.T.L.
Constructive Total Loss
C/D
Country Damage
Cabotage
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.  
CAD
Cash Against Documents
CAF
Currency Adjustment Factor
Call
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.  
Cargo
Goods to be transported.  



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