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Over 3600 Ocean Marine, Shipping, Chat & Insurance Terms and Abbreviations
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Chat - A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z

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TERM DEFINITION
KANBAN A just-in-time inventory system used by Japanese manufacturers.
Keel Centerline of a ship fore-and-aft
Kilogram 1,000 grams or 2.2046 pounds.
Kind of Packing Description of the packaging material used for goods to be transported
King Pin A coupling pin centered on the front underside of a chassis; couples to the tractor.
KISS Keep It Simple Stupid
KIT Keep In Touch
Knocked Down (KD) Articles which are taken apart to reduce the cubic footage displaced or to make a better shipping unit and are to be re-assembled.
Knot One nautical mile (6,076 feet or 1852 meters) per hour. In the days of sail, speed was measured by tossing overboard a log which was secured by a line. Knots were tied into the line at intervals of approximately six feet. The number of knots measured was then compared against time required to travel the distance of 1000 knots in the line.
Known Loss A loss discovered before or at the time of delivery of a shipment.
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A loss known to one or both parties when a broker and Underwriter are negotiating a placing.
KOTC Kiss On The Cheek
KT - Kilo or metric ton. 1,000 Kilos or 2,204.6 pounds.
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KWIM Know What I Mean?
   
 
DISCLAIMER:   These terms and definitions have been gathered from many sources public and private. This list is designed to serve as a reference. No warranty for the accuracy is stated nor implied.

HOME

Over 3600 Ocean Marine, Shipping, Chat & Insurance Terms and Abbreviations
To jump to a section, click the letter. (Opens in new browser window)
Some letters have several hundred entries and may take some time to download
TERM COLORS: Black = Transport - -  Blue = Insurance - - Green = Chat/Email

Chat - A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z

5 Steps + 2 Minutes = AllCovered --- Paperless -- No Monthly Reporting
-- Cargo - Bonds - BOL Liability/E&O - Warehouse - Business Insurance --

-- We have Logistics AllCovered --

These terms, abbreviations and descriptions have been gathered from many sources
online and in print. No warranty for their accuracy is stated nor implied.

 

Last Updated:
Monday, 08 June 2009 14:28:02 -0400

 

 

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