Shipping Terms

BOL: Bill of Lading

Breakbulk: cargo that cannot fit in standard-size shipping containers

Carrier: the entity providing transportation services for the goods

Consignee: entity (business or individual) where goods are being shipped to

Demurrage Charges: fees incurred for equipment held by customer past the allowable free days

DR: Delivery Receipt

Driver Collect: billing method which indicates freight charges must be paid in advance of delivery or release of freight

Entity: refers to all forms of business and corporate entities and individuals

FCL: Full Container Load

Freight Charges Collect: billing method which indicates Consignee (recipient of goods) is responsible for payment of freight charges

Freight Charges Prepaid: billing method which indicates Shipper is responsible for payment of freight charges

Goods: refers to items that the Carrier is transporting and any boxes, crates, cradles, pallets, tanks, platforms, flatracks, and/or containers

HHG: Household Goods

HM/HAZMAT: Hazardous Materials

LCL: Less-than-Container Load

Load: refers to goods in/on a single container, flatrack, platform, trailer, etc.

Parcel: packages less than 4 feet x 4 feet x 4 feet in size

POD: Proof of Delivery

PRO: Shipment ID, shipment tracking number, or Freight Bill Number

Shipment: refers to all goods identified on a bill of lading or air waybill

Shipper: entity (business or individual) where goods are being shipped from

SLC: Shipper-Loaded Container

Storage Charges: fees incurred for freight held in storage past the allowable free-time