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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Cargo Accounts Settlement System
Abbreviation: CASS. System for automated account settlement between participating IATA airlines, billing participants and part participants, on the one hand and their appointed IATA cargo agents on the other hand (air cargo).  
Cargo Aircraft
Any aircraft other than a passenger aircraft or a combi.  
Cargo Assembly
Separate reception of parcels or packages and the holding of them for later dispatch as one consignment. Consolidation
Cargo Disassembly
Break Bulk
Cargo Handling
Physical handling of goods.  
Cargo IMP
Cargo Interchange Message Procedures
Cargo Interchange Message Procedures
Abbreviation: Cargo IMP. Procedures developed by the member airlines of the Air Transport Association of America (ATA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).  
Cargo Manifest
List including all particulars of consignments.  
Cargo Restriction Code
Code indicating that the use of a certain container is restricted to particular cargo.  
Cargo Tracer
Information sent by the agent or airline to all relevant parties, stating that certain cargo is either missing or arrived in excess.  
Carnet ATA
Customs document permitting the holder to carry or send merchandise temporarily into certain foreign countries (for display, demonstration or similar purposes) without completing normal customs formalities. With a carnet, the holder avoids paying duties or posting bonds.  
Process of transporting (conveying) cargo, from one point to another. Synonym: Transport  
Carriage and Insurance Paid to (... Named Place of Destination)
Abbreviation: CIP. Incoterm Incoterms
Carriage of Goods by Sea Act
Abbreviation: C.O.G.S.A. 1936 U.S. Statute that governs the acts that a carrier is responsible for and defines the terms used in shipping. The act provides that the shipowner's liability will be limited to $500 per shipping package, and it stipulates a one-year time limit for filing suit against the carrier. This act automatically applies to international ocean movements but not to domestic ocean transits unless the carrier agrees to be bound by it.  
Carriage Paid to (... Named Place of Destination)
Abbreviation: CPT. Incoterm Incoterms
Company that carries the cargo, e.g. shipping line, airline, trucking company, etc.  
Carrier Haulage
Inland transport service performed by the sea-carrier under the terms and conditions of the relevant transport document. Merchant Inspired Carrier Haulage
Carriers' Lien
Right to retain the property as security for the payment of services, material, or money expended on that property. E.g.: When the shipper ships goods "collect", the carrier has a possessory claim on these goods, which means that the carrier can retain possession of the goods as security for the charges due.  
Carrying Temperature
Required cargo temperature during transport and storage. Setting/Air Delivery Temperature
Cash Against Documents
Abbreviation: CAD. Payment condition which implies transfer of title at time of payment.  
Cash in Advance
Abbreviation: CIA. Payment condition which implies up-front payment before transfer of title of goods.  
Cash on Delivery
Abbreviation: COD. Payment condition which implies payment of goods at the time of physical transfer.  
Cash with Order
Abbreviation: CWO. Payment condition which implies payment when order is placed.  
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