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3PL See "Third Party Logistics"
T1 - Goods that are not in free circulation are assigned the EC Customs code T1
- High Speed Internet Line carrying 1.2 megabits per second of data
T2 Goods that are in free circulation are assigned the EC Customs code T2.
TA Thanks Again
TAFN That's All For Now
TANSTAAFL There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
TD or t/d Time Definite - normally a guaranteed delivery time with assumed liabilities if delivery is not made by a "guaranteed" time.
NOTE: Normal cargo insurance rarely covers "guaranteed" deliver by a set time without explicit approval of Underwriters.
TDO See "Table of Denial Orders"
T.& E. Abbreviation for "Transportation and Exportation." Customs form used to control cargo movement from port of entry to port of exit, meaning that the cargo is moving from one country, through the United States, to another country.
T/T Telegraphic Transfer - wire funds
Table of Denial Orders The TDO is a list of individuals and firms that have been disbarred from shipping or receiving U.S. goods or technology. Firms and individuals on the list may be disbarred with respect to either controlled commodities or general destination (across-the-board) exports. The list is published in the Export Administration Regulations.
Tail Rear of a container or trailer-opposite the front or nose.
Tail (Ins) This term has been used to describe both the exposure that exists after expiration of a policy and the coverage that may be purchased to cover that exposure. On "occurrence" forms a claims tail may extend for years after policy expiration, and the losses may be covered. On "claims made" forms tail coverage may be purchased to extend the period for reporting covered claims beyond the normal policy period.
Tallyman A person who records the number of cargo items together with the condition thereof at the time it is loaded into or discharged from a vessel.
Tally Sheet A printed form on which companies record, by making an appropriate mark, the number of items they receive or ship. In many operations, tally sheets become a part of the permanent inventory records.
T&P Theft and Pilferage
Tandem A truck that has two drive axles or a trailer that has two axles.
Tank Barge A river barge designed for the carriage of liquid bulk cargoes.
Tank Car Railcars designed to haul bulk liquid or gas commodities.
Tank Container A tank, surrounded by a framework with the overall dimensions of a container for the transport of liquids or gasses in bulk.
Tanker A tanker is a bulk carrier designed to transport liquid cargo, most often petroleum products. Oil tankers vary in size from small coastal vessels of 1,500 tons deadweight, through medium-sized ship of 60,000 tons, to the giant VLCCs (very large crude carriers).
Tapering Rate A rate that increases with distance but not in direct proportion to the distance the commodity is shipped.
Tare Weight In railcar or container shipments, the weight of the empty railcar or empty container.
Tariff (Trf.) A publication setting forth the charges, rates and rules of transportation companies.
Tariff Act of 1930 Title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, provides for the imposition of antidumping duties on imported merchandise found to have been sold in the United States at "less than fair value," if these sales have caused or are likely to cause material injury to, or materially retard the establishment of, an industry in the United States
Tariff Anomaly A tariff anomaly exists when the tariff on raw materials or semi-manufactured goods is higher than the tariff on the finished product.
Tariff Escalation A situation in which tariffs on manufactured goods are relatively high, tariffs on semi-processed goods are moderate, and tariffs on raw materials are nonexistent or very low.
Tariff Quotas Application of a higher tariff rate to imported goods after a specified quantity of the item has entered the country at a lower prevailing rate.
Tariff Schedule A comprehensive list of the goods which a country may import and the import duties applicable to each product.
Tariff Schedules of the US Annotated Effective 1979 to January 1989, the US import statistics were initially collected and compiled in terms of the commodity classifications in the Tariff Schedules of the United States Annotated (TSUSA), an official publication of the US International Trade Commission embracing the legal text of the Tariff Schedules of the United States (TSUS) together with statistical annotations. This publication was superseded by the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Annotated for Statistical Reporting Purposes (HTSUSA) in January 1989.
Tariff Service The type of service required, such as House to House, Pier to Pier, Pier to House, etc.
Tarpaulin Waterproof material, e.g. canvas, to spread over cargo to protect it from getting wet.
TBN To Be Named
TC Time Charter
TCOY Take Care Of Yourself
TCP Time Charter Party
TD or t/d Time Definite - normally a guaranteed delivery time with assumed liabilities if delivery is not made by a "guaranteed" time.
NOTE: Normal cargo insurance rarely covers "guaranteed" deliver by a set time without explicit approval of Underwriters.
Telex Used for sending messages to outside companies. Messages are transmitted via Western Union, ITT and RCA.  Being replaced by fax and internet.
Temporary Importation under Bond When an importer makes entry of articles brought into the United States temporarily and claimed to be exempt from duty under Chaper 98, Subchapter XIII, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, a bond is posted with Customs which guarantees that these items will be exported within a specified time frame (usually within one year from the date of importation). Failure to export these items makes the importer liable for the payment of liquidated damages for breach of the bond conditions. (See 19 CFR 10.31.). The Temporary Importation under Bond (TIB) is usually twice the amount of duties and other payments the importer would otherwise be required to pay. Merchandise imported under TIB is usually for sales demonstration, testing, or repair.
Temperature Recorder A device to record temperature in a container while cargo is en route.
Tender The offer of goods for transportation or the offer to place cars or containers for loading or unloading.
Tenor Time and date for payment of a draft. Time at which a draft indicates it is payable, e.g., "at sight," "60 days after the bill of lading date," or "on May 31, 2001."
Terminal An assigned area in which containers are prepared for loading into a vessel, train, truck, or airplane or are stacked immediately after discharge from the vessel, train, truck, or airplane.
Terminal Charge A charge made for a service performed in a carrier's terminal area.
Terminal Delivery Allowance A reduced rate that a carrier offers in return for the shipper or consignee tendering or picking up the freight at the carrier's terminal.
Terminal Interchange Receipt Interchange receipt between trucker and carrier; document showing condition of container/equipment at the time of interchange.
Terminal Operator The enterprise responsible for the operation of facilities for one or more modes of transportation.
Terminal Pass A document provided to the delivering carrier by the terminal operator to allow admission into the operator's facility.
Terminal Receipt A document used to accept materials or equipment at a terminal. This provides the delivering carrier with proof of delivery and the terminal with a verification of receipt.
Terminal Receiving Charge (TRC) Charge assessed by the terminal for cargo being delivered for export.
Terms of Delivery - All the conditions agreed upon between trading partners regarding the delivery of goods and the related services.
- Note: Under normal circumstances the INCO terms are used to prevent any misunderstandings ( see www.incoterms.org )
Terms of Freight - All the conditions agreed upon between a carrier and a merchant about the type of freight and charges due to the carrier and whether these are prepaid or are to be collected.
- Note: The so-called Combi terms based on the INCO terms do make a distinction what of the freight and related costs is to be paid by the seller and what by the buyer. In the UN recommendation 23 a coding system is recommended to recognize the various items
Terms or Methods of Payment

If the insured is not paid for any reason, he/she must dispose of the goods and, therefore, still has an insurable interest. Following are the more common Terms or Methods of Payment:

(a) Collection by Draft
The seller bears the risk until he/she is paid. If for some reason, the buyer does not accept the shipment, the seller has the problem of disposing of the goods. By arranging the insurance, the seller can minimize the risk of loss.

(b) Open Account
When sales are made on an open account, the seller has financial risk similar to collecting by draft. Here again, the seller should attempt to arrange the insurance.

(c) Letter of Credit
In this procedure, the buyer establishes credit in U.S. money through his or her bank in favor of the seller. If the seller collects by this means, the letter of credit often stipulates that he/she arrange the insurance.

Terms of Sale

The point at which sellers have fulfilled their obligations so the goods in a legal sense could be said to have been delivered to the buyer. They are shorthand expressions that set out the rights and obligations of each party when it comes to transporting the goods. Following, are the thirteen terms of sale in international trade as Terms of Sale reflected in the recent amendment to the International chamber of Commerce Terms of Trade (INCOTERMS), effective July 1990: exw, fca, fas, fob, cfr, cif, cpt, cip, daf, des, deq, ddu and ddp.

- EXW (Ex Works) (...Named Place): A Term of Sale which means that the seller fulfills the obligation to deliver when he or she has made the goods available at his/her premises (i.e., works, factory, warehouse, etc.) to the buyer. In particular, the seller is not responsible for loading the goods in the vehicle provided by the buyer or for clearing the goods for export, unless otherwise agreed. The buyer bears all costs and risks involved in taking the goods from the seller's premises to the desired destination. This term thus represents the minimum obligation for the seller.

- FCA (Free Carrier) (... Named Place): A Term of Sale which means the seller fulfills their obligation when he or she has handed over the goods, cleared for export, into the charge of the carrier named by the buyer at the named place or point. If no precise point is indicated by the buyer, the seller may choose, within the place or range stipulated, where the carrier should take the goods into their charge.

- FAS (Free Alongside Ship) (...Named Port of Shipment): A Term of Sale which means the seller fulfills his obligation to deliver when the goods have been placed alongside the vessel on the quay or in lighters at the named port of shipment.This means that the buyer has to bear all costs and risks of loss of or damage to the goods from that moment.

- FOB (Free On Board) (...Named Port of Shipment): An International Term of Sale that means the seller fulfills his or her obligation to deliver when the goods have passed over the ship's rail at the named port of shipment. This means that the buyer has to bear all costs and risks to loss of or damage to the goods from that point. The FOB term requires the seller to clear the goods for export.

- CFR (Cost and Freight) (...Named Port of Destination): A Term of Sale where the seller pays the costs and freight necessary to bring the goods to the named port of destination, Terms of Sale but the risk of loss of or damage to the goods, as (continued) well as any additional costs due to events occurring after the time the goods have been delivered on board the vessel, is transferred from the seller to the buyer when the goods pass the ship's rail in the port of shipment. The CFR term requires the seller to clear the goods for export.

- CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight) (...Named Place of Destination): A Term of Sale where the seller has the same obligations as under the CFR but also has to procure marine insurance against the buyer's risk of loss or damage to the goods during the carriage. The seller contracts for insurance and pays the insurance premium. The CIF term requires the seller to clear the goods for export.

- CPT (Carriage Paid To) (...Named Place of Destination): A Term of Sale which means the seller pays the freight for the carriage of the goods to the named destination. The risk of loss of or damage to the goods, as well as any additional costs due to events occurring after the time the goods have been delivered to the carrier, is transferred from the seller to the buyer when the goods have been delivered into the custody of the carrier. If subsequent carriers are used for the carriage to the agreed upon destination, the risk passes when the goods have been delivered to the first carrier. The CPT term requires the seller to clear the goods for export.

- CIP (Carriage and Insurance Paid To) (...Named Place of Destination): A Term of Sale which means the seller has the same obligations as under CPT, but with the addition that the seller has to procure cargo insurance against the buyer's risk of loss of or damage to the goods during the carriage. The seller contracts for insurance and pays the insurance premium. The buyer should note that under the CIP term the seller is required to obtain insurance only on minimum coverage. The CIP term requires the seller to clear the goods for export.

- DAF (Delivered At Frontier) (...Named Place): A Term of Sale which means the sellers fulfill their obligation to deliver when the goods have been made available, cleared for export, at the named point and placed at the frontier, but before the customs Terms of Sale border of the adjoining country. (continued)

- DDU (Delivered Duty Unpaid) (...Named Port of Destination): A Term of Sale where the seller fulfills his obligation to deliver when the goods have been made available at the named place in the country of importation. The seller has to bear the costs and risks involved in bringing the goods thereto (excluding duties, taxes and other official charges payable upon importation) as well as the costs and risks of carrying out customs formalities. The buyer has to pay any additional costs and to bear any risks caused by failure to clear the goods for in time.

- DDP (Delivered Duty paid) (...Named Port of Destination): "Delivered Duty Paid" means that the seller fulfills his obligation to deliver when the goods have been made available at the named place in the country of importation. The seller has to bear the risks and costs, including duties, taxes and other charges of delivering the goods thereto, clear for importation. While the EXW term represents the minimum obligation for the seller, DDP represents the maximum.

- DES (Delivered Ex Ship) (...Named Port of Destination): A Term of Sale where the seller fulfills his/her obligation to deliver when the goods have been made available to the buyer on board the ship, uncleared for import at the named port of destination. The seller has to bear all the costs and risks involved in bringing the goods to the named port destination.

- DEQ (Delivered Ex Quay, [Duty Paid]) (...Named Port of Destination): A Term of Sale which means the DDU term has been fulfilled when the goods have been available to the buyer on the quay (wharf) at the named port of destination, cleared for importation. The seller has to bear all risks and costs including duties, taxes and other charges of delivering the goods thereto.

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Terrorism Reinsurance Act of 2001 (TRIA) Requires that Terrorism insurance be quoted for land transits as well as ocean portions of shipments
TEU Abbreviation for "Twenty foot Equivalent Unit."
TGIF Thank God It's Friday
THC Terminal Handling Charge
Theft & Pilferage (TP) (T&P) Associated with loss to cargo from Theft of all or a portion of the shipment
Thermal Container A container built with insulating walls, doors, floor and roof by which heat exchange with the environment is minimized thus limiting temperature variations of the cargo.
Third Party Logistics (3PL) Supply of logistics related operations between traders by an independent organization.
Through Charge The total rate from point of departure to point of destination. It may be a joint rate or a combination of rates (aircargo). -- Synonym: Through Rate.
Through Bill of Lading Also Known As a "Through Bill" or "Thru Bill" - A single bill of lading covering receipt of the cargo at the point of origin for delivery to the ultimate consignee, using two or more modes of transportation.
Through Charge See "Through Rate"
Through Rate The total rate from the point of origin to final destination.
Through Route The total route from point of departure to point of destination (aircargo).
Throughput Charge The charge for moving a container through a container yard off or onto a ship.
Thwartships At right angles to centerline of ship/vessel
THX Thanks
TIA Thanks In Advance
TIB See "Temporary Importation under Bond"
Tier A horizontal division of a vessel from bottom to top. The numbers run from bottom to deck and from deck upwards and are used as a part of the indication of a stowage place for containers.
TILII Tell It Like It Is
Tilt Transport Road transport whereby the cargo area is protected against the elements by means of a tilt made of canvas or other pliable material.
Time Bar Time after which legal claims will not be entered/accepted.
Time Charter A contract for leasing between the ship owners and the lessee. It would state, e.g., the duration of the lease in years or voyages.
Time Definite
(TD or t/d)
Time Definite - normally a guaranteed delivery time with assumed liabilities if delivery is not made by a "guaranteed" time.
NOTE: Normal cargo insurance rarely covers "guaranteed" deliver by a set time without explicit approval of Underwriters.
Time Draft A draft that matures either a certain number of days after acceptance or a certain number of days after the date of the draft.
Time/Service Rate A rail rate that is based upon transit time.
Time Sheet Statement, drawn-up by the ship's agent at the loading and discharging ports, which details the time worked in loading and discharging the cargo together with the amount of laytime used.
TIR - "Transport International par la Route." Road transport operating agreement among European governments and the United States for the international movement of cargo by road. Display of the TIR carnet allows sealed containerloads to cross national frontiers without inspection.
- "Terminal Interchange Receipt" -
Interchange receipt between trucker and carrier; document showing condition of container/equipment at the time of interchange.
TL Abbreviation for "Trailer Load." or for "Total" or for "Truck Load"
TLK2UL8R Talk To You Later
TMI Too Much Information
TNT 'Till Next Time
TOFC Abbreviation for "Trailer on Flat Car." The movement of a highway trailer on a railroad flatcar. Also known as Piggyback.
Ton (Tonne) - Unit of weight measurement: 1000 kilograms (metric ton) or 2,240 lbs (long ton) or 2000 lbs (short ton).
- Unit of cubic measurement, mainly used to express the cubic capacity of a vessel.
- Unit of weight or measurement used as a basis for the calculation of freights (freight ton).
Ton-Mile

- A unit used in comparing freight earnings or expenses. The amount earned from the cost of hauling a ton of freight one mile.
- The movement of a ton of freight one mile.

Tonnage 100 cubic feet.
Tonnage Generally refers to freight handled.
Top-Air Delivery A type of air circulation in a container. In top air units, air is drawn from the bottom of the container, filtered through the evaporator for cooling and then forced through the ducted passages along the top of the container. This type of airflow requires a special loading pattern.
To Pay As Total Loss (Ins) Used in an ancillary insurances relating to the cargo (e.g. increased value) when the Assured is not required to show evidence of loss or interest and can claim on the policy if he can show that a corresponding loss has been settled on the main cargo policy.
TOPCA 'Till Our Paths Cross Again
Topside(s) The sides of a ship between the waterline and the deck; sometimes referring to onto or above the deck
TOSCA Toxic Substance Control Act, An extra release that is needed for chemicals, hazardous material, etc. Not a charge by customs, but brokers may charge extra to get the release.
Total Cost Analysis A decision-making approach that considers total system cost minimization and recognizes the interrelationship among system variables such as transportation, warehousing, inventory, and customer service.
Total Quality Management (TQM) A management approach championed by Demming in which managers constantly communicate with organizational stakeholders to emphasize the importance of continuous quality improvement.
Total Loss (Ins) This can be actual total loss or constructive total loss, where the cost of damage repair exceeds the value of the property insured.
Tow When one or more vessels are being towed; when a tug is towing one or more floating objects; to pull an object in the water by means of a rope.
Towage The charge made for towing a vessel.
TP Theft & Pilferage
TPND Theft, Pilferage & Non-Delivery
TPTB The Powers That Be
TQM See "Total Quality Management"
Tracing Determining a shipment's location during the course of a move.
Track & Trace Usually a computer-based monitoring system that tracks the movement of goods in real time along the supply chain.
Tracking The function of maintaining status information, including current location, of cargo, cargo items, consignments or containers either full or empty.
Traction The power to grip or hold to a surface while moving without slipping.
Tractor Unit of highway motive power used to pull one or more trailers/containers.
Trade A term used to define a geographic area or specific route served by carriers.
Trade Acceptance A time or a date draft that has been accepted by the buyer (the drawee) for payment at maturity.
Trade Lane The combination of the origin and destination points.
Trade Loss A loss, usually small in amount, specific to certain kinds of cargo and which, because it is expected, is uninsurable. For example, seepage or evaporation of liquid from wooden casks.
Traffic - Persons and property carried by transport lines,
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The number of passengers, quantity of cargo etc. carried over a certain route.
Traffic Management The buying and controlling of transportation services for a shipper or consignee, or both.
Trailer The truck unit into which freight is loaded as in tractor trailer combination. See Container.
Trailer On Flat-Car (TOFC) Carriage of intermodal containers when the container is still attached to the chassis, and both chassis and container are loaded on a rail flat car.
Tramp Line An ocean carrier company operating vessels not on regular runs or schedules.  They call at any port where cargo may be available.
Tramp Vessel A vessel not operating under a regular schedule.
Trans-Siberian Landbridge (TSR) Overland route from Europe to the Far East via the Trans Siberian Railway (TSR).
Transfer Cargo Cargo arriving at a point by one flight and continuing there-from by another flight (aircargo).
Transfer Risk Risk incurred by the seller of goods that, due to the fact that his country has a negative balance of payments, no foreign exchange (US dollars or other "hard" currency) may be available to the buyer when he is ready to pay for the goods.
Transferable Letter of Credit Type of letter of credit that names a middleman as beneficiary and allows him to give another party, the actual supplier, certain rights to present documents and receive payment under the letter of credit. Transfer must be effected by a bank authorized to do so by the issuing bank and involves notifying the transferee (called the "second beneficiary") of what documents he must present. The documents must be the same as those required in the letter of credit itself but the price of the goods may be reduced and the middleman’s name may be required to be listed in the transferee’s invoices as the buyer, thereby allowing the middleman to substitute invoices at a higher price and receive the difference without disclosing the name of the actual end-buyer. The transferring bank is not obligated to pay documents presented under the transfer¾ such obligation remains with the issuing bank.
Transferring Carrier A participating carrier who delivers the consignment to another carrier at a transfer point (aircargo).
Transit Cargo - Cargo between outwards customs clearance and inwards customs clearance.
- Cargo arriving at a point and departing there-from by the same through flight (aircargo).
Transit Clause (Ins) A clause in the Institute Cargo Clauses, specifying the attachment and termination of cover.
Transit Privilege A carrier service that permits the shipper to stop the shipment in transit to perform a function that changes the commodity's physical characteristics, but to still pay the through rate.
Transit Shipment A shipment passing between one port and another, or between a port and a final destination.
Transit Time The total time that elapses between a shipment's delivery and its pickup.
Transit Zones Transit zones, a form of free trade zone, are ports of entry in coastal countries that are established as storage and distribution centers for the convenience of a neighboring country lacking adequate port facilities or access to the sea. A transit zone is administered so that goods in transit to and from the neighboring country are not subject to the customs duties, import controls or many of the entry and exit formalities of the host country. Transit zones are more limited facilities then a foreign trade zone or a free port.
Transmittal Letter Contains a list of the particulars of the shipment, a record of the documents being transmitted, and instructions for disposition of these documents. Any special instructions are also included.
Transponder A device (chip) used for identification, which automatically transmits certain coded data when actuated by a special signal from an interrogator.
Transport To move cargo from one place to another.
Transport Documents See "Shipping Documents"
Transport International by Road (TIR) A set of rules following a customs convention to facilitate the international, European transport of goods by road with minimal interference under cover of TIR-carnets.
Transportation & Exit (T&E) Allows foreign merchandise arriving at one port to be transported in bond through the U.S. to be exported from another port, without paying duty.
Transportation Method A linear programming technique that determines the least-cost means of shipping goods from plants to warehouses or from warehouses to customers.
Transportation Requirements Planning (TRP) Utilizing computer technology and information already available in MRP and DRP databases to plan transportation needs based on field demand.
Transport Services Services offered by the transport provider.
Transship To transfer goods from one transportation line to another, or from one ship to another.
Transshipment Transshipment refers to the act of sending an exported product through an intermediate country before routing it to the country intended to be its final destination.
- A shipment under one Bill of Lading, whereby sea (ocean) transport is 'broken' into two or more parts. The port where the sea (ocean) transport is 'broken' is the transhipment port.
- Transfer of cargo from one means of transport to another for oncarriage during the course of one transport operation.
- Customs: Customs procedure under which goods are transferred under customs control from the importing means of transport to the exporting means of transport within the area of one customs office which is the office of both importation and exportation.
Transshipment Port Place where cargo is transferred to another carrier.
Transmittal Letter A list of the particulars of the shipment and a record of the documents being transmitted together with instructions for disposition of documents. Any special instructions are also included.
TRC Terminal Receiving Charge - Charge assessed by the terminal for cargo being delivered for export.
TRF or Trf See "Tariff"
TRIA See "Terrorism Reinsurance Act"
Trim Fore and Aft balance of ship
Trip See "Voyage"
Trip Cover Insurance term denoting coverage for one "Trip" or "Voyage"
Trip Lease Leasing a company's vehicle to another transportation provider for a single trip
Trip Recorder Cab-mounted device which electronically or mechanically records data such as truck speed, engine rpm, idle time and other information useful to trucking management.
TRP See "Transportation Requirements Planning"
Truck Class of automotive vehicles of various sizes and designs for transporting goods
Truck Load (TL) The quantity of freight required to fill a trailer; usually more than 10,000 pounds.
Truckmen's Liability Form (Ins) See "Motor Truck Cargo"
Trunk Main line - Primary Line of transport
Trunking Movement of containers between terminal and carrier's inland facilities.
Trunk Lines Oil pipelines used for the long-distance movements of crude oil, refined oil, or other liquid products.
Trust Receipt Release of merchandise by a bank to a buyer while the bank retains title to the merchandise. The goods are usually obtained for manufacturing or sales purposes. The buyer is obligated to maintain the goods (or the proceeds from their sales) distinct from the remainder of the assets and to hold them ready for repossession by the bank.
TSA Transportation Security Administration
TSR See "Trans-Siberian Landbridge"
TSUSA See "Tariff Schedules of the United States"
TTFN Ta-Ta For Now
TTL Total
TU Thank You
Tug A small vessel designed to tow or push large ships or barges. Tugs have powerful diesel engines and are essential to docks and ports to maneuver large ships into their berths. Pusher tugs are also used to push enormous trains of barges on the rivers and inland waterways of the U.S. Oceangoing salvage tugs provide assistance to ships in distress and engage in such work as towing drilling rigs and oil production platforms.
Tugmaster Brand name of tractor unit used in ports to pull trailers. They are equipped with a fifth wheel or a gooseneck type of coupling.
Turnaround In water transportation, the time it takes between the arrival of a vessel and its departure.
TW Tween Decker
Tween Deck Cargo carrying surface below the main deck dividing a hold horizontally in an upper and a lower compartment.
Twenty foot Equivalent Unit (TEU) TEU is a measure of a ship's cargo-carrying capacity. One TEU measures twenty feet by eight feet by eight feet -- the dimensions of a standard twenty-foot container.
Twist Locks A set of four twistable bayonet type shear keys used as part of a spreader to pick up a container or as part of a chassis to secure the containers.
Two-Way Pallet A pallet so designed that the forks of a fork lift truck can be inserted from two sides only.
TY Thank You
Type of Cargo An indication of the sort of cargo to be transported, (e.g. Break Bulk, Containerized, RoRo).
Type of Equipment The type of material used, e.g. 40 feet container, four way pallet or mafi trailer.
Type of Load Indicator A general reference or a classification of loads of cargo like 'FCL', 'LCL', 'unpacked' and even ship's convenience container, though this is rarely used nowadays.
Type of Means of Transport The type of vehicle used in the transport process, e.g. wide-body aircraft, tank truck or passenger vessel.
Type of Movement Description of the service for movement of containers.
Note: The following type of movement can be indicated on B/L and Manifest all combinations of FCL and LCL and break bulk and RoRo. Whilst only on the manifest combinations of House, Yard and CFS can be mentioned.
Type of Packing Description of the packaging material used to wrap, contain and protect goods to be transported.
Type of Transport - The indication whether the carrier or the merchant effects and bears the responsibility for inland transport of cargo in containers i.e. a differentiation between the logistical and legal responsibility.
- Note: Values are Carrier haulage and Merchant haulage, whilst in this context special cases are carrier-nominated merchant haulage, and merchant nominated carrier haulage.
Type of Vessel The sort of vessel used in the transport process e.g. Container, RoRo, or Multi Purpose.
   
 
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