Sunday, May 18, 2014

At Loch M. we want to simplify the world of shipping.  So today we are turning our attention to shipping abbreviations.

Here is a list of the most commonly used abbreviations:

CY = Container Yard

CFS = Container Freight Station

T/S = Transhipment

GP = General Purpose container

HC = High Cube container

FCL = Full Container Load

LCL = Less than Container Load

STC = Said to Contain

ETA = Estimated Time of Arrival

ETD = Estimated Time of Departure

NW = Net weight

GW = Gross Weight

HBL = House bill of lading

MBL = Master bill of lading

OBL = Ocean bill of lading

OOG = Out of gauge container

FOB = Free on board

EXW = Ex works

Is there an abbreviation that you've seen or heard of and are unsure of its meaning?  Contact us today free call 1300 0 LOCHM.

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