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Consignment Note
Document prepared by the shipper and comprising a transport contract. It contains details of the consignment to be carried to the port of loading and it is signed by the inland carrier as proof of receipt.  
Consignment Stock
Stock of goods with an external party (customer) which is still the property of the supplier. Payment for these goods is made to the supplier at the moment when they are sold.  
Consolidated Container
Container filled with several shipments from different shippers for delivery to one or more consignees.  
Grouping together of smaller consignments of goods into a large consignment for carriage as a larger unit in order to obtain a reduced rate. Consolidation PointCargo Assembly
Consolidation Point
Location where consolidation of consignments takes place.  
Firm or company which consolidates cargo.  
Constructive Total Loss
Position which exists when the cost of repairing or recovering lost or damaged property plus the value of the salvage would exceed the property's value when repaired or recovered. AbandonmentCompromised Total LossNotice of Abandonment
Consular Declaration
Formal statement, made by the consulate of a foreign country.  
Consular Documents
Bills of Lading, certificates of origin or special invoice forms that are officially legalized by the consul of the country of destination.  
Consular Invoice
Document, required by some foreign countries, describing a shipment of goods and showing information such as the shipper, consignee, and value of the shipment. Certified by a consular official of the foreign country, it is used by the country's customs officials to verify the value, quantity, and nature of the shipment.  
Item of equipment as defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for transport purposes. It must be of: a) a permanent character and accordingly strong enough to be suitable for repeated use; b) specially designed to facilitate the carriage of goods, by one or more modes of transport without intermediate reloading; c) fitted with devices permitting its ready handling, particularly from one mode of transport to another; d) so designed as to be easy to fill and empty; e) having an internal volume of 1 m3 or more. The term container includes neither vehicles nor conventional packing. Synonym: Freight Container  
Container Bolster
Container floor without sides or end walls which does not have the ISO corner fittings and is generally used for Ro/Ro operations. Note: A bolster cannot be handled either full or empty by a container spreader without special fittings. Bolster
Container Chassis
Vehicle specially built for the purpose of transporting containers.  
Container Check Digit
7th digit of the serial number of a container used to check whether prefix and serial number are correct.  
Container Depot
Storage area for empty containers.  
Container Freight Station
Abbreviation: CFS. Term CFS at loading ports refers to the location designated by carriers for the receiving of cargo to be packed into containers by the carrier. At discharge ports, the term CFS refers to the location designated by carriers in the port area for unpacking and delivery of cargo.  
Container Lease
Contract by which the owner of containers (leasing company, lessor) gives the use of containers to a shipping line or other lessee for a specified period of time.  
Container Load Plan
List of items loaded in a specific container and where appropriate, their sequence of loading. Container Manifest
Container Logistics
Controlling and positioning of containers.  
Container Manifest
Document specifying the contents of particular freight containers or other transport units, prepared by the party responsible for their loading into the container or unit. Synonym: Unit Packing List Container Load Plan
Container Number
Identification number of a container consisting of prefix and serial number and check digit (e.g. KNLU 123456-7). Container Serial NumberContainer Prefix
Container Platform
Container floor without sides or end walls which can be loaded by spreader directly and is generally used for off-size cargo.  
Container Pool
Certain stock of containers which is jointly used by several container carriers and/or leasing companies.  
Container Prefix
Four-letter code that forms the first part of a container identification number indicating the owner of a container. Owner's Container Code

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