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Term Description
C & F (CFR)

Is a sale abroad that includes the value of the goods and the cost of its maritime or freight transport, excluding its insurance (cost and freight).

C.A.F. (CAF)

Is a sale abroad including the value of CIF (in English) the goods, the cost of its insurance and the cost of shipping or freight (cost - freight insurance).


Short sea shipping, national or international, which operates along the coasts or between islands. Said of seagoing ships in defined areas, in principle limited to one country. Cabotage is thus distinguished from long-distance navigation and navigation to boundary markings.


Service under the authority of the port authority and responsible for coordinating the movement of ships in the port and the police.


Person who ships goods on a ship. A natural or legal person (owning or not owning the goods) who concludes the contract of carriage and, in most cases, delivers the goods to the carrier.

Chartering (ship surrender)

Distinguishes itself from the contract of carriage (delivery of goods). The charter relates to the use and enjoyment of the vessel by the charterer (the "freighter" places the vessel at the disposal of the charterer); The contract of carriage relates to the goods which the shipper entrusts to the carrier against payment of freight. See: Types of contracts in maritime transport

Circling ( basin)

A body of water large enough to allow a ship to turn.


Ship owners’ agreement mainly aimed at the application of common freight rates on particular destinations and the coordination of transport.


The consignee of ships is the natural or legal person who is entrusted, either permanently or on an occasional basis, to carry out, in the name and on behalf of the Ship owner and / or the shipping carrier, Embarkation at the port of disembarkation of the vessel which is sent to it, that is to say addressed, the operations which the master does not carry out himself. He shall accomplish the formalities required of the master by the port authorities, administrative or otherwise. It shall receive at the port of embarkation the goods to be transported; He delivers them to the port of disembarkation to the person to whom they are addressed. It can therefore be at the same time contractors handling. These two functions may be entrusted either to the same natural or legal person or to two separate persons.


A generally parallelepiped shaped conveying apparatus designed to facilitate transport without breaking load and provided with devices making it easy to handle. Standardized containers are 20, 30 and 40 feet long, with a capacity of 30, 45 and 60 m3 respectively.

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