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Abbreviation
Designation

AA

Always Afloat

AAAA

Always Afloat Always Accessible

AAPA

The American Association of Port Authorities

ARAG

Amsterdam - Rotterdam – Antwerpen - Ghent

ADCOM

ADress COMission

AGW

All Going Well

ATDNSHINC

Any Time Day/Night Sundays and Holidays INCluded

ATUTC

Actually Time Used To Count

A/S

AlongSide

BBB

Before Breaking Bulk

BENDS

Both Ends ( Load and discharge ports)

BROB

Bunkers Remaining On Board

CHOPT

CHarterer's OPTion

CIF

Costs Insurance and Freight

C/P

CharterParty

CQD

Customary Quick Despatch

COP

Custom Of Port

D/A

Disbursement Account

DEM

DEMurrage

DHDWTSBE

Detpatch Half Demurrage on Working Time Saved Both Ends

ETA

Expected Time of Arrival

ETC

Expected Time of Completion

ETD

Expected Time of Departure

ETS

Expected Time of Sailing

FDD

Freight Demurrage Deadfreight

FDEDANRSAOCLONL

Freight Deemed Earned Discountless & Non-Refundable Ship and Or Cargo Lost Or Not Lost

FHEX

Friday Holidays EXcluded. (Muslim Countries)

FHINC

Friday Holidays INCluded. (Muslim Countries)

FIOST

Free In and Out Stowed and Trimmed

FIOT

Free In and Out Trimmed

FOB

Free On Board

GA

General Average

GSB

Good And Safe Berth

GLESS

GearLESS

GO

Gas Oil

GNS

German North Sea

GTEE

GuaranTEE

HDLTSBENDS

Half Despatch Lay Time Saved Both Ends

HMS

Heavy Metal Scraps

IUHTAUTC

If Used, Half Time ActUally To Count

LAYCAN

LAYday CANcelling date

LOI

Letter Of Indemnity.

LSD

Lashed Secured Dunnage

L.T.

Liner Terms

MIN/MAX

Minimum/Maximum (cargo quantity)

MOLCHOP

More Or Less CHarterers OPtion

MOLOO

More Or Less Owners (Masters) Option

MTONS

Metric Tonnes

NAABSA

Not Always Afloat But Safely Aground

NOR

Notice Of Readiness

ONW

ONWards

OO

Owners Option

P & I

Protection & Indemnity

PDPR

Per Day Pro-Rata

PPT

PromPT

PWWD

Per Weather Working day

ROB

Remaining On Board

RORO

Roll On Roll Off ship

RPM

Revs. Per Minute

SBM

Soya Bean Meal

SATSHEX

SATurdays, Sundays, Holidays Excepted

SATSHINC

SATurdays, Sundays, Holidays INCluded

SHEX

Sundays, Holidays EXcepted

SHINC

Sundays, Holidays Included

SID

Single Deck

SOF

Statement Of Facts

S/R B/L

Signing and Releasing Bill(s) of Lading

SSHEX

Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays EXcepted

SSHINC

Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays INCluded

TBN

To Be Named

TC

(T/C)Time Charter

TCT

Time Charter Trip

TCP

Time Charter Party

THC

TerminalHandling Cost

TTL

ToTaL

ULCC

Ultra Large Crude Carrier

UU

Unless Used

UUIWCTAUTC

Unless Used In Which Case Time Actually Used To Count

VLCC

Very Large Crude Carrier

VSL

VeSseL

WCCON

Whether Custom Cleared Or Not

WIBON

Whether In Berth Or Not

WIFPON

Whether In Free Praqtique Or Not

WIPON

Whether In Port Or Not

WLTOHC

WaterLine-TO-HatchCoaming (distance)

WOG

WithOut Guarantee

WP

Weather Permitting

WWD

Weather Working Days

WRIC

Wire Rods in Coils

WWWW

Wibon Wccon Wifpon Wipon