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First Carrier
Carrier that actually performs the first part of the air transport (air cargo).  
First in/First out
Abbreviation: FIFO. Method whereby the goods which have been longest in stock (first in) are used, delivered (sold) and/or consumed first (first out).  
Five Freedoms (Air)
Collective term which depicts the five areas of "rights" for the air transportation of passengers or cargo, viz. (expressed in terms of an airline of country A): Freedom 1: The right to fly over a foreign country. Freedom 2: The right to make a technical stop at a country C en route from country A to B. Freedom 3: The right to set down (off loading) passengers or cargo in a country B from home country A. Freedom 4: The right to pick up (loading) passengers/cargo from a country B to home country A. Freedom 5: The right to carry passengers or cargo between two foreign countries. Eight Freedoms (Air)
Flag
Indication of the country in which a means of transport is registered through a reference to the ensign of this country.  
Flammable
Capable of being set on fire under given circumstances (Amendment 25 IMO DGS). Flash Point
Flash Point
Lowest temperature at which a good produces enough vapor to form a flammable mixture with air. Flammable
FLAT
Flat-Rack ContainerFlat-Bed Trailer
Flat Pack
Garments packed in cardboard boxes.  
Flat-Bed Trailer
Wheeled trailer or a semi-trailer with a flat cargo carrying surface or deck and without any superstructure.  
Flat-Rack Container
Container with two end walls, open sides and no roof. FLAT
Fleet
Any group of means of transport acting together or under one control.  
Flight Number
Combination of two letters, indicating the airline, and digits indicating the number of the voyage. Line Number
Floating Crane
Crane mounted on a barge or pontoon, which can be towed or is self propelled.  
Floating Dock
Floating structure which can be partially submerged to enable vessels to enter and to leave and which can be raised for use as a dry dock.  
Floating Policy
Open Insurance Policy
Floating Stock
Pipeline Inventory
Flow Chart
Diagram, using symbols and depicting the sequence of events that should take place in a complex set of tasks.  
Flow Control
Term often used to describe a specific production control system.  
Flow Line
Direction of flow in which, e.g., pallets have been positioned and stowed.  
Flow of Materials
Flow of materials and components which goes to and through the factory for the production process. Procurement Logistics
FMC
Federal Maritime Commission (Control of shipping acts USA).  
FO'C'S'LE
Forecastle
FOB
Incoterm for "Free on Board". Incoterms
FOB Vessel
(Free on board vessel.) Seller owns goods until they are loaded on vessel; selling price includes all costs so far plus cost of loading on vessel. Incoterms
FOR
Free on Rail



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