GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Carrier Liability
The total dollar amount for which the carrier is liable in the event of loss or damage.
Carrier Packed
All articles packed by Agent
Cartage
The hauling of freight by a motor vehicle.
Certificate of Origin
A certified statement showing where goods originated.
Certificate of Weight
An authoritative statement of the weight of the shipment.
Claim
Filed by shipper/customer upon damage or loss noted at time of delivery. This would be filed with the carrier or insured company on record.
Commodity
Article shipped
Commodity Rate
The rate pblished to apply to a specific article or articles.
Concealed Damage
Damage that is not evident from viewing an uponed package.
Consignee
The person, firm or representative to which a shipper send merchandise.
Consignment
Merchandise shipped to a foreign agent or customer when an actual purchase has not been made. Under an agreement obliging the consignee to pay the consignor for the goods when sold.
Consignor
The shipper who forwards the goods.
Consolidation
Putting serveral shipments in one container, either loose-loaded or in liftvans.
Consul
A government official representing his country in foreign locations.
Consular Documents
Bill of lading, certificates of origin. or special forms of invoice, to which has been added the signature of the consul of the country of designation.
Consular Invoice
A detailed statement of goods shipped, certified by the consul at the point of origin.
Container
The standard steamship container. Regularly sizes 20', 40', 40' high cube, 45' and 53'.
Container Freight Station (CFS)
Container is shipped from warehouse at exit port to warehouse at destination port.
Container on Flatcar (COFC)
The transporation for a container without chassis (no wheels) on a railroad flatcar.
Container Pool
Supply of steamship containers maintained by the steamship companies in major cities.
Container Yard (CY)
Container shipped from container yard at exit port to container yard at destination port.
Containerization
The loading of prepacked goods in an exterior shipping container for movement in that container from point of loading to overseas destination.
Contract Number
The identification number assigned by your Transportation Service Provider.
Coordinator
The person assigned to coordinate and supervise the relocation.
Crates
Exterior box built around an actual piece of furniture.
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