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2H
Second Half

A

A/H
Anchor Handling
A/S
Alongside
AA
Always Afloat
AAAA
Always Afloat Always Accessible
AAOSA
Always Afloat or Safe Aground. Condition for a vessel whilst in port.
AAPA
The American Association of Port Authorities
AARA
Amsterdam-Antwerpen-Rotterdam Area
ABAFT
Toward the rear (stern) of the ship. Behind.
ABOARD
On or within the ship
ABOVE DECK
On the Deck (not over it - see ALOFT)
ABS
American Bureau of Shipping
ABT
About
ADCOM
Address Commission
ADDENDUM
Additional chartering terms at the end of a charter party
AFFREIGHTMENT
The hiring of a ship in whole or part
AFSPS
Arrival First Sea Pilot Station (Norway)
AFT
At or towards the stern or rear of a ship
AGROUND
Touching or fast to the bottom
AGW
All Going Well
AHL
Australian Hold Ladders
AHT
Anchor Handling Tug
AIDS TO NAVIGATION
Artificial objects to supplement natural landmarks indicating safe and unsafe waters
ALOFT
Above the deck of the ship
ALU
Aluminium
AMIDSHIPS
In or toward the centre of the ship
ANCHORAGE
A place suitable for anchorage in relation to the wind, seas and bottom
ANTHAM
Antwerp-Hamburg Range
APS
Arrival Pilot Station
ARAG
Amsterdam-Rotterdam--Antwerp-Gent Range
ARBITRATION
Method of settling disputes which is usually binding on parties. A clause usually in a charter party
ASBA
American Shipbrokers Association
ASN
Advance Shipment Notice
ASPW
Any Safe Port in the World
ASTERN
In the back of the ship, opposite of ahead
ATA
Actual time of arrival
ATD
Actual time of departure
ATDNSHINC
Any Time Day/Night Sundays and Holidays Included
ATHWARTSHIPS
At right angles to the centreline of the ship
ATUTC
Actual Times Used to Count
AWB
Air waybill

B

B
Bale (cargo capacity)
B/L
(Bill of Lading) A document signed by the carrier which acts as a Contract of Affreightment, a receipt and evidence of title to the cargo
BAF
Bunker Adjustment Factor. A Fuel Surcharge expressed as a percentage added or subtracted from the freight amount, reflecting the movement in the market place price for bunkers
BALE CAP.
Cubic capacity of a vessels holds to carry packaged dry cargo such as bales/pallets
BALLAST
Heavy weight, often sea water, necessary for the stability and safety of a ship which is not carrying cargo
BALLAST BONUS
Compensation for relatively long ballast voyage
BAREBOAT CHTR.
Bareboat Charter - Owners lease a specific ship and control its technical management and commercial operations only. Charterers take over all responsibility for the operation of the vessel and expenses for the duration
Bb
Bareboat
BBB
Before Breaking Bulk. Refers to freight payments that must be received before discharge of a vessel commences
BDI
Both Dates Inclusive
BE
Both Ends (Load and discharge ports)
BEAM
The maximum breadth or the greatest width of a ship
BEG
Beginning
BELOW
Beneath the deck
BENDS
Both Ends (Load & Discharge Ports)
BHP
Brake Horse Power
BI
Both Inclusive
BIMCO
The Baltic and International Maritime Council
BL
Bale
BM
Beam
BMM
British Marine Mutual
BN
Booking Note
BOB
Bunker on Board
BOFFER
Best Offer
BOW
The forward part of a ship
BOX
Everyday Term For Container (or boxed vessel)
BR
Breadth
Br.ld.
Break Load
BRGDS
Best Regards
BROB
Bunkers Remaining on Board
BRT
Gross Tonnage
BSS
Basis
BSS 1/1
Basis 1 Port to 1 Port
BT
Berth Terms
BULKHEAD
A vertical partition separating compartments
BUNDLING
This is the assembly of pieces of cargo, secured into one manageable unit. This is relevant to items such as Structural Steel, Handrails, Stairways etc. Whilst this is a very flexible description, a rule of thumb is to present cargo at a size easily handled by a large (20 tonne) fork lift
BUNKERS
Name given for vessels Fuel and Diesel Oil supplies (Originates from coal bunkers)
BUOY
An anchored float used for marking a position on the water or a hazard or a shoal and for mooring
BV
Bureau Veritas
BWAD
Brackish Water Arrival Draft

C

C.O.
Certificate of Origin - a signed statement from a semiofficial organization certifying the origin of an export item, required by certain nations
C/C
sshinC / sshinC
C/X
sshinC / ssheX
CAF
Currency Adjustment Factor. A fee applied to the shipping costs to compensate for exchange rate fluctuations
CAP
Capacity
CAP (2)
Condition Assessment Programme
CBFT (or CFT)
Cubic Feet
CBM
Cubic Metres
CFR (or C&F)
Cost and Freight
CHART
A map used by navigators
CHEM
Chemical
CHOPT
Charterers Option
CHTRS
Charterers
CIF
Cost, Insurance & Freight. Seller pays all these costs to a nominated port or place of discharge
CIP
Carriage and Insurance paid to...
CIRR
Commercial Interest Reference Rate
CKD
Completely knocked down
CLC
Civil Liability Convention
CNEE
CONSIGNEE. Name of agent, company or person receiving consignment
COA
Contract of Affreightment - Owners agree to accept a cost per revenue tonne for cargo carried on a specific number of voyages
COACP
Contract of Affreightment Charter Party
COB
Closing of Business
COBLDN
Closing of Business London
COD
Cash on Delivery
COGSA
Carriage of Goods by Sea Act
CONGESTION
Port/berth delays
CONS
Consumption
CONT
Container
COP
Custom of Port
COW
Crude Oil Washing
CP (or C/P)
Charter Party
CPD
Charterers Pay Dues
CPT
Carriage Paid To
CQD
Customary Quick Despatch
CR
Current Rate
CR (2)
Crane
CRN
Crane
CROB
Cargo Remaining on Board
CRT
Cargo Retention Clauses, introduced by charterers based on shortage of delivered cargo because of increased oil prices
CST
Centistoke
CTR
Container Fitted
CY
Cylinders

c

ce Ta
Center Tank

D

DA
Disbursement Account
DAF
Deliver At Frontier
DAMFORDET
Damages for Detention. Penalty if cargo is not ready when ship arrives for working (1st day of Laycan). This is not detention which is charged for ships time on delay. If the cargo is ready there is no DAMFORDET
DAPS
Days all Purposes (Total days for loading & discharging)
DBL
Double
DBL SKIN
Double Skinned
DC
Discharge Capacity
DDP
Delivered Duty Paid
DDU
Delivered Duty unpaid
DECK
A permanent covering over a compartment, hull or any part thereof
DELY
Delivery
DEQ
Delivered Ex Quay
DES
Delivered Ex Ship
DESP
Despatch. Time saved, reward for quick turnaround- in dry cargo only
DET
Detention (See DAMFORDET)
DEV
Deviation. Vessel departure from specified voyage course
DFRT
Deadfreight. Space booked by shipper or charterer on a vessel but not used
DHDATSBE
Despatch Half Demurrage on All Time Saved Both Ends
DHDWTSBE
Despatch Half Demurrage on Working Time Saved Both Ends
DISCH
Discharge
DK
Deck
DLOSP
Dropping Last Outwards Sea Pilot (Norway)
DNRCAOSLONL
Discountless and Non-Returnable Cargo and/or Ship Lost or Not Lost
DNV
Det Norske Veritas
DO
Diesel Oil
DOLSP
Dropping Off Last Sea Pilot (Norway)
DOP
Dropping Outward Pilot
DOT
Department of Transport
DP
Dynamic Positioning
DPT
Depth
DRAUGHT (or DRAFT)
Depth to which a ship is immersed in water. The depth varies according to the design of the ship and will be greater or lesser depending not only on the weight of the ship and everything on board, but also on the density of the water in which the ship is lying
DRK
Derrick
DSV
Diving System
DUNNAGE
Materials of various types, often timber or matting, placed among the cargo for separation, and hence protection from damage, for ventilation and, in the case of certain cargoes, to provide space in which the tynes of a fork lift truck may be inserted
DWAT (or DWT)
Deadweight. Weight of cargo, stores and water, i.e. the difference between lightship and loaded displacement
DYNPOS
Dynamic Positioning (alternative for DP)

E

E0
Unattended Engine Room
EBB
A receeding current
EC
East Coast
EIU
Even If User
ELVENT
Electric Ventilation
ETA
Estimated Time of Arrival - the projected date and time a shipment is scheduled to arrive at its destination
ETC
Estimated Time of Completion
ETD
Estimated Time of Departure - the projected date and time a shipment is scheduled to depart from the port/airport of origin
ETH
Ethylene
ETS
Estimated Time of Sailing
EXCL
Exclusive
EXW
Ex Works

F

F/N
Fixing Note
FA
Free Alongside
FAC
Fast As Can
FAS
Free Alongside Ship. Seller delivers goods to appropriate dock or terminal at port of embarkation and buyer covers costs and risks of loading
FCA
Free to Carrier. A modern equivalent of FAS used in intermodal transport where goods are transferred at a nominated forwarders premises, depot or terminal but not actually on board vessel
FD (FDIS)
Free Discharge
FDD
Freight Demurrage Deadfreight
FDEDANRSAOCLONL
Freight Deemed Earned, Discountless And Non-Returnable (Refundable) Ship And Or Cargo Lost Or Not Lost
FDESP
Free Despatch
FENDER
A cushion, placed between ships, or between a ship and a pier, to prevent damage
FHEX
Fridays/Holidays Excluded
FHINC
Fridays/Holidays Included
FiFI
Fire Fighting
FILO
Free In/Liner Out. Seafreight with which the shipper pays load costs and the carrier pays for discharge costs
FIO
Free In/Out. Freight booked FIO includes the seafreight, but no loading/discharging costs, i.e. the charterer pays for cost of loading/discharging cargo
FIOS
Free In/Out Stowed. As per FIO, but excludes stowage costs
FIOST
Free In/Out and Trimmed. Charterer pays for cost of loading/discharging cargo, including stowage and trimming
FIOT
Free In/Out and Trimmed. As per FIOS but includes trimming, e.g. the levelling of bulk cargoes. FIOS includes seafreight, but excludes loading/discharging and stowage costs
FIT
Free In Trimmed
FIW
Free In Wagon
FIXING
Chartering a Vessel
FIXTURE
Conclusion of shipbrokers negotiations to charter a ship - an agreement
FLATPACKING
Cargo to be presented stacked and secured as an integral unit
FLT
Full Liner Terms
FM
From
FMC
Federal Maritime Commission
FME
Force Majeure Excepted
FMS
Fathoms
FO (1)
For Orders
FO (2)
Free Out
FO (IFO)
Fuel Oil / Intermediate FO
FOFFER
Firm Offer
FOG
For Our Guidance
FOQ
Free On Quay
FOR
Free On Rail
FORCE MAJEURE
Clause limiting responsibilities of the charterers, shippers and receivers of cargo
FORE-AND-AFT
In a line parallel to the keel
FORWARD
Toward the bow of the ship
FOT
Free On Truck
FOW (1)
First Open Water
FOW (2)
Free On Wharf
FP
Free Pratique. Clearance by the Health Authorities
FPSO
Floating Production Storage And Offloading Unit
FR
First Refusal. First attempt at best offer that can be matched
Fr. wa.
Fresh Water
FREE DESPATCH
If loading / discharging achieved sooner than agreed, there will be no freight money returned
FREE EXINS
Free of any Extra Insurance (Owners)
FREE OUT
Free of discharge costs to owners. Includes seafreight only
FREEBOARD
The minimum vertical distance from the surface of the water to the gunwale
FRT
Freight. Money payable on delivery of cargo in a mercantile condition
FTD
Fitted
FWAD
Fresh Water Arrival Draft
FWDD
Fresh Water Departure Draft
FYG
For Your Guidance
FYI
For Your Information

G

G
Grain (cargo capacity)
GA
General Average
GASBEND
Good And Safe (Port) Both Ends
GD/GD
Gdynia / Gdansk
GEAR
A general term for ropes, blocks, tackle and other equipment
GENS
Generals or General Cargo
GEOROT
Geographical Rotation
GL
GermanLloyd
GLS (GLESS)
Gearless
GMDSS
Global Maritime Distress Safety System
GN (or GR)
Grain (Capacity)
GNCN
Gencon (GENERAL CONDITIONS)
GNS
German North Sea
GO
Gas Oil
GR
Geographical Rotation. Ports in order of calling
GRD
Geared
GRI
General Rate Increase. Used to describe an across-the-board tariff rate increase implemented by conference members and applied to base rates
GRT
Gross Registered Tonnage
GSB
Good, Safe Berth
GSP
Good, Safe Port
GTEE
Guarantee

H

HA
Hatch
HAGUE RULES
Code of minimum conditions for the carriage of cargo under a Bill of Lading
HBF
Harmless Bulk Fertilizer
HDLTSBENDS
Half Despatch Lay Time Saved Both Ends
HDWTS
Half Despatch Working (or Weather) Time Saved
HELDK
Helicopter Deck
HHDW
Handy Heavy d.w. (Scrap)
HIRE
T/C Remuneration
HMS
Heavy Metal Scraps
HO
Hold
HOLD
A compartment below deck in a large vessel, used solely for carrying cargo
HR
Hour
HRS
Hours
HULL
The main body of a ship
HV
Heavy
HVFL
Heavy Fuel
HW
High Water

I

ICW
Intercoastal Waterway : bays, rivers, and canals along the coasts (such as the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts), connected so that vessels may travel without going into the sea
IFO
Intermediate Fuel Oil
IMDG
International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code
IMO
International Maritime Organisation
IN AND/OR OVER
Goods carried below and / or on deck
INCLOT
Inclusive Overtime
INCOTERMS
Incoterms deal with the questions related to the delivery of the products from the seller to the buyer. This includes the carriage of products, export and import clearance responsibilities, who pays for what, and who has risk for the condition of the products at different locations within the transport process. Incoterms are always used with a geographical location and do not deal with transfer of title
IND
Indication
INTERMODAL
Carriage of a commodity by different modes of transport, i.e. sea, road, rail and air within a single journey
ISM(C)
International Safety Management Code
ISPS
International Ships and Port Security System
ITF
International Transport Workers Federation (Trade Unions). Complies on crewing
ITINERARY
Route.Schedule
IU
If Used
IUHTAUTC
If Used, Half Time Actually To Count
IWL
Institute Warranty Limits

K

KEEL
The centreline of a ship running fore and aft, the backbone of a vessel
KMC
(Cargo Refrigerating System)
KN
Knots
KNOT
A measurement of speed equal to one nautical mile (6,076 feet) per hour
KTM
Keel To Top Of Mast

L

L.S.
Lumpsum (alternative for LPS)
L/C
Letter Of Credit
LANE METER
A method of measuring the space capacity of Ro/Ro ships whereby each unit of space (Linear Meter) is represented by an area of deck 1.0 meter in length x 2.0 meters in width
LASH
To hold goods in position by use of Ropes, Wires, Chains or Straps etc
LAT
Latitude. The distance north or south of the equator measured and expressed in degrees
LAYCAN
Laycan (Layday Cancelling Date)
LAYTIME
Time at Charterers disposal for purpose of loading / discharging
LC
Loading Capacity
LCL
Less than Container Load - a shipment that takes up only a portion of a consolidated container. LCL shpts are to be picked up at a CFS only, whereas FCL are to be picked up at a container yard / terminal
LCR
Lowest Current Rate
LDN
Laden
LEE
The side sheltered from the wind
LEEWARD
The direction away from the wind. Opposite of windward
LEEWAY
The sideways movement of the ship caused by either wind or current
LF
Load Factor. Percentage of cargo or passengers carries e.g. 4,000 tons carried on a vessel of 10,000 capacity has a load factor of 40%
LGT
Lengthened
LIEN
Retention of property until outstanding debt is paid
LNG
Liquefied Natural Gas
Lo Ho
Lower Hold
LOA
Length Overall of the vessel
LOAD LINE
See PLIMSOLL LINE
LOF
Lloyds Open Form
LOG
A record of courses or operation. Also, a device to measure speed
LOI
Letter of Indemnity
LOLO
Lift On Lift Off Ship
LONGITUDE
The distance in degrees east or west of the meridian at Greenwich, England
LOW
Last Open Water
LPG
Liquefied Petroleum Gas
LPS
Lumpsum
LR
Lloyds Register of Shipping
LR (2)
Large Range
LS (or LUMPS)
Lumpsum Freight. Money paid to Shipper for a charter of a ship (or portion) up to stated limit irrespective of quantity of cargo
LSD
Lashed Secured Dunnaged
LT
Liner Terms
LT (2)
Long Ton = 1,016.05 kilogram (2,240 lbs)
LTHH
Liner Terms Hook / Hook
LW
Low Water
LYCN
Laycan (Layday Cancelling Date)

m

m/r
Mates Reciept

M

M/V
Motor Vessel / Merchant Vessel
MANIFEST
Inventory of cargo on board
MB
Merchant Broker
MDO (DO)
Marine Diesel Oil
MDWT
Metric Deadweight tons
MIDSHIP
Approximately in the location equally distant from the bow and stern
MIN / MAX
Minimum / Maximum (cargo quantity)
MO
Managing Owner
MOA
Memorandum of Agreement
MODU
Mobile Offshore Drilling Units
MOLCHOPT
More or Less Charterers Option
MOLOO
More or Less Owners Option
MON
Monitors (Fire)
MOORING
An arrangement for securing a ship to a mooring buoy or pier
MOT
Ministry Of Transport
MOT (2)
Monthly OverTime
MR
Medium Range
MT
Mertic Tonne (i.e. 1,000 kilos)
MTONS
Metric Tonnes (alternative for MT)

n

n.E.
not East of
n.N.
not North of
n.S.
not South of
n.W.
not West of

N

NAABSA
Not Always Afloat But Safely Aground
NAVIGATION
The art and science of conducting a ship safely from one point to another
NCB
National Cargo Bureau
NCS
Norwegian Continental Shelf
NESTING
Implies that cargo is presented stacked in the contour of similarly shaped cargo, it may be likened to a stack of plates. This is particularly relevant in the presentation of tankage strakes for transport
NIS
Norwegian International Shipsregister
NK
Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
NM
Nautical Mile. One minute of latitude, approximately 6,076 feet - about 1/8 longer than the statute mile of 5,280 feet
NMD
Norwegian Maritime Directorate
NOKUS - Company
Norsk Kontrollert Utenlandsk Selskap i LavskattelandNorwegian controlled foreign company in lowtax country
NON-REVERSIBLE
(Detention). If loading completed sooner than expected, then saved days will not be added to discharge time allowed
NOR
Notice of Readiness
NRT
Net Restricted Tonnage
NYPE
New York Produce Exchange

o

o.a.
Over All

O

OA
Over Aged
OBO
Ore / Bulk / Oil Vessel
OILREC
Oil Recovery
ONW
Onwards
OO
Owners Option
OP
Operator
OPA 90
The US Oil Pollution Act of 1990
OSH
Open Shelter Deck
OT
On Truck
OVERBOARD
Over the side or out of the ship
OW
Owners

P

P&I
Protection and Indemnity Insurance
P.P.
PerPendicular
P/E
Purchase Enquiry
PASTUS
Past Us
PAX
Passenger Vessel
PC
Period of Charter
PCGO
Part Cargo
PCT
Percent
PDPR
Per Day Pro Rata
PER SE
By Itself
PERDIEM
By the Day
PGH
Per Geard Hatch
PHPD
Per Hatch Per Day
PLIMSOLL LINE
An internationally recognised line painted on the side of merchant ships. When a ship is loaded, the water level is not supposed to go above the line. Water can reach different parts of the line as its temperature and saltiness varies with the season and location. From where Plimsoll Shipping derived its name
PLIMSOLL MARK
See PLIMSOLL LINE
PORT
The left side of a ship looking forward. A harbour
POT (able)
Potable Water
PPT
Prompt
PRATIQUE
Licence or permission to use a port
PREAMBLE
Introduction to a charter party
PROFORMA
Estimated Account
PSV
Plattform Supply Vessel
PU
Pumps
PUS
Plus Us
PWH
Per Workable Hatch
PWWD
Per Weather Working Day

R

RCVR
Receiver
RECAP
Recapitulation of the terms and conditions agreed
REEF
Refrigerated
REVERSIBLE
(Detention). If loading completed sooner than expected at load port, then days saved can be added to discharge operations
RGDS
Regards
RGE
Range
RNR
Rate Not Reported
ROB
Remaining On Board
ROC
Reference Our Cable...(date)
RORO
Roll On Roll Off Ship
ROTLX
Reference Our Telex....(date)
RPM
Revs. Per Minute
RT
Revenue Tonne (i.e. 1.0 metric tonne or 1.0 cubic meter, whichever greater). The overall RT is calculated on a line by line basis of the Packing List using the largest amount. The overall freight liability is calculated on the total RT amount, multiplied by the freight rate
RYC
Reference Your Cable....(date)
RYTLX
Reference Your Telex....(date)

S

S.THR.
Side Thruster
SATPM
Saturday P.M.
SATSHEX
Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays Excepted
SATSHINC
Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays Included
SB
Safe Berth
SBM
Soya Bean Meal
SBT
Segregated Ballast Tanks
SD (or SID)
Single Decker
SEAFREIGHT
Costs charged for transporting goods over the sea. This does not cover haulage or loading/discharging costs but the sea transport only
SEAWORTHINESS
Statement of condition of the vessel (valid certificates, fully equipped and manned etc.)
SELFD
Self Discharging
SELFDISCH
Self Discharger
SEMI-TRAILERS
Are usually 12.0 meter flat bed road trailers
SF
Stowage Factor. Cubic space (measurement tonne) occupied by one tonne (2,240 lbs/1,000 kgs) of cargo
SF (2)
Superficial Feet
SHEX
Sundays / Holidays Excluded
SHINC
Sundays / Holidays Included
SHPR
Shipper - the party in whose name a contract of carriage of goods has been concluded with at carrier or any party by whom, in whose name or on whose behalf the goods are actually delivered to the carrier in relation to the contract of carriage
SID
Single Deck
SKIDS
Are bearers (timber or steel) positioned under the cargo to enable forklift handling at port, and for ease of rigging and lashing on board ship
SLPTA
Slop Tanks
SN
Satellite Navigation - A form of position finding using radio transmissions from satellites with sophisticated on-board automatic equipment
SOC
Shipper Owned Container
SOF
Statement of Facts
SOM
Swedish Official Measure
SP
Safe Port
SPB
St. Petersburg
SRBL
Signing and Releasing Bill of Lading
SS and C
Same Sea and Country Cost
SSHEX
Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays Excluded
SSHINC (or SATSHINC)
Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays Included
ST
Short Tons
STABILITY
It is paramount that a vessel is stable in all aspects at all times. When cargo is loaded/discharged, the stability is monitored by a computer, which takes into account the weight and position of cargo within the vessel
STARBOARD
Right side of a ship when facing the front or forward end
STEM
Subject to Enough Merchandise (Availability of cargo). Also, the forward most part of the bow
STERN
The aformost or after part of a ship
SUB
Subject (to). Depending upon as a condition
SUPERCARGO
Person employed by a ship owner, shipping company, charterer of a ship or shipper of goods to supervise cargo handling operations. Often called a port captain
SWAD
Salt Water Arrival Draft
SWDD
Salt Water Departure Draft

T

T/S
Transhipment - a shipping arrangement in which a shipment is discharged of the vessel at an intermediate port enroute and subsequently reloaded to another vessel for carriage to its final destination
TA
Tanks
TBN
To Be Named / To Be Nominated
TBR
To Be Renamed
TC
Time Charter - Owners agree to hire a particular ship for a set length of time and provide technical management, crewing etc
TCP
Time Charter Party
TCT
Time Charter Trip
THC
Terminal Handling Cost
THR
Thruster
THWARTSHIPS
At right angles to the centreline of the ship
TIDE
The periodic rise and fall of water level in the oceans
TIME BAR
Time after which legal claims will not be entered
TIP
Taking Inward Pilot
TL
Total Loss
TOBENA
To Be Named
TOP
Taking Outward Pilot
TOPSIDES
The sides of a ship between the waterline and the deck, sometimes referring to onto or above the deck
TRIM
Fore and aft balance of a ship
TS
Tons
TTL
Total
TW
Tween Decker

U

UKCS
United Kingdom Continental Shelf
ULCC
Ultra Large Crude Carrier
USC
Unless Sooner Commenced
UU
Unless Used
UUIWCTAUTC
Unless Used In Which Case Time Actually Used To Count

V

VEG
Vegetable Oil
VLCC
Very Large Crude Carrier
VPD
Vessel Pays Dues
VSL
Vessel

W

WA
Water
WATERLINE
A line painted on a hull which shows the point to which a ship sinks when it is properly trimmed
WAY
Movement of a ship through water such as headway, sternway or leeway
WC
West Coast
WCCON
Whether Customs Cleared Or Not
WIBON
Whether In Berth Or Not
WIFPON
Whether In Free Praqtique Or Not
WINDWARD
Toward the direction from which the wind is coming
WIPON
Whether In Port Or Not
WITA
Wing Tank
WLTOHC
Water Line-To-Hatch Coaming
WOG
Without Guarantee
Working Copy
(Copy of Charter Party - not being signed and may contain unchecked errors)
WP
Weather Permitting. That time during which weather prevents working shall not count as laytime
WPD
Weather Permitting Day
WRD
Wide Range Destillate
WRIC
Wire Rods In Collis
WWD
Weather Working Day
WWR
When, Where Ready
WWWW
Wibon, Wccon, Wifpon, Wipon

X

X/C
ssheX / sshinC
X/X
ssheX / ssheX

Y

YAR
York Antwerp Rules
YAW
To swing or steer off course, as when running with a quartering sea
YC
Your Cable

Z

Z
UTC = GMT
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