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Contingency Insurance
Secondary insurance coverage which will protect the insured's financial interest if the primary insurance cover effected by others does not respond for a covered loss (Seller's Insurance).  
Goods forbidden by national law to be imported or exported.  
Agreement enforceable by law, between two or more parties stipulating their rights and obligations.  
Contract Logistics
Contracting out of all the warehousing, transport and distribution activities or a part thereof by manufacturing companies.  
Contract of Affreightment
Contractual Carrier
The contractual carrier (called NVO, Non Vessel Operator or NVOC, Non Vessel Operating Carrier) is a party which contracts carriage of goods for the account of the Merchants and fulfills its commitment by using the services of a carrier (sometimes referred to as the "actual" carrier).  
Contractual Port of Loading
Port at which an ocean vessel does not call, but which is equalized with the actual port of call and upon which inland haulage services and inland tariffs are based. Note: Generally speaking it is seen as the port mentioned on the B/L from which cargo is accepted (e.g. delivered by the consignee for sea transport). Synonym: Commercial POL/POD  
This relates to situations where more than one party covers the risk. Each party is deemed to be liable for its portion of the loss. If the insured has recovered in full from one insurer, that insurer is entitled to recover from the other insurer that part of the loss which should have been paid by the latter. The term, as used in marine insurance, also applies to contributions paid by the insured in connection with salvage and/or General Average. Contributory ValueGeneral Average BondGeneral Average StatementProtection and Indemnity ClubValuation Clause
Contributory Value
Value of property saved as a result of a General Average Act which forms the basis for determining each party's contribution in General Average.  
Convention Internationale Concernant le Transport des Marchandises par Chemin de Fer
Abbreviation: CIM. International agreement, applied by 19 European railway companies, setting out conditions for international railway transport of goods and the liabilities of the carrier.  
Convention Relative au Contrat de Transport International de Marchandise par Route
Abbreviation: CMR. Convention for the international carriage of goods by road, setting out the conditions of carriage and the liabilities of the carrier. Note: Adherence to this set of regulations reflects a desire to standardize items such as documentation and rules on the carriers liability.  
Conventional Cargo
Break Bulk Cargo
Convertible Currency
Currency that can be bought and sold for other currencies at free-trade.  
Convertor Dolly
Auxiliary undercarriage assembly consisting of a chassis, fifth wheel and tow-bar used to convert a semi-trailer or a container chassis to a full trailer.  
Transport of goods from one place to another.  
Mechanical device in the form of a continuous belt used for transporting cargo.  
Core Competence
Combination of individual skills and use of technologies that underlay the various products and/or services of a business.  
Corner Fittings
Fittings located at the corners of containers providing means of supporting, stacking, handling and securing the container. Synonym: Corner Casting  
Corner Post
Vertical structural member at either side of an "end frame" of a container joining a top and a bottom corner fitting (and thereby forming a "corner structure").  
Correspondent Bank
Bank that, in its own country, handles the business of a foreign bank.  
Cost and Freight (... Named Port of Destination)
Abbreviation: CFR. Incoterm Incoterms
Cost, Insurance and Freight (... Named Port of Destination)
Abbreviation: CIF. Incoterm Incoterms
Clip on Unit
Council of European and Japanese National Shipowners' Associations
Abbreviation: CENSA. Main objectives of this organization are to promote and protect sound shipping policies in all sectors of shipping, to coordinate and present the views of its members and to exchange views with other shipowner groups.  
Count Bill of Lading
Bill of Lading which shows the actual number of units being shipped.  

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