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Today we have new glossary for word C . Here we go ~

Currency Adjustment Factor. Surcharge percentage applied to freight rates to reflect currency fluctuations.

C.B.M. (C.M.)
Cubic meter.

Abbreviation for Cars Knocked Down. Automobile parts and subassemblies manufactured abroad and transported to a designated assembly plant. A classification of Third Party International shippers. See Knocked Down.

Collect (cash) on Delivery; Carried on Docket (pricing); Change of Destination.

Cargo manifest
A manifest that lists only cargo, without freight and charges.

Any individual, company or corporation engaged in transporting goods.

The construction system employed in container vessels; permits below ship containers to be stowed in a vertical line with each container supporting the one above it.

Cellular vessel
A vessel designed with internal ribbing to permit the support of stacked containers.

Certificate of origin
Document certifying the country of origin of goods which is normally issued or signed by a Chamber of Commerce or Embassy.

CFC's (Chlorofluorocarbons)
Chemical compounds containing mixtures of carbon, chlorine and fluorine molecules. Because of their stability, lack of flammability and ability to absorb and give up heat readily, CFC's have in the past been popular refrigerants. However, CFC's have been found to contribute to the deterioration of the ozone layer of the upper atmosphere, which is a condition believed to be hazardous to global health. These compounds should not be released into the atmosphere, but should be carefully collected for recycling. Production of CFC's is being phased out by an international convention, the Montreal Protocol.

A kind of cargo movement by container. Delivered loose at origin point with vanning by carrier, devanned by carrier at destination, and picked up loose at destination.

A wheeled flat bed or a trailer constructed to accommodate containers moved over the road.

Closing date
Last day on which export cargo can be accepted for a nominated sailing.

Consolidated cargo
Cargo containing shipments of two or more shippers, usually shipped by a firm called a consolidator. The consolidator takes advantage of lower F.C.L. rates, and savings are passed on to shippers.

The combination of many small shipments into one container.

A person or firm performing a consolidation service for others.

Group of carriers pooling resources in a trade lane to maximize their resources efficiently.

A receptacle designed to transport cargo of many types in continuous transportation.

Container freight station (CFS, C.F.S.)
Consolidation depots where parcels of cargo are grouped and loaded into containers.

Container gross weight
Please refer to Gross Weight.

Container load plan (CLP)
A document prepared to show all details of cargo loaded in a container, e.g. weight (individual and total), measurement, markings, shippers, consignees, the origin & destination of goods, and location of cargo within the container.

Container number
The unique identification of a container.

Container seal number
The number of high security seals provided by OOCL.

Container size
The length of a container i.e. 20'', 40'' and 45'' (feet).

Container terminal
Also refered to as a Container Yard (CY). A facility that receives full export containers from one shipper to loading the vessel and delivers full import containers to the consignee after; it is the same location where ocean vessels are loaded & unloaded.

Container type
The purpose of a container of which the code is to be adhered to ISO standard.

An ocean vessel specifically designed to carry ocean cargo containers. It is fitted with vertical cells for maximum capacity.

Controlled atmosphere (CA)
An atmosphere in which oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen concentrations are regulated, as well as temperature and humidity.

Cubic. A unit of volume measurement.

Cubic foot
1,728 cubic inches.

Custom house
A country Treasury Department office where duties, etc., on foreign shipments are handled.

Customs bonded warehouse
a public or privately owned warehouse where dutiable goods are stored pending payment of duty or removal under bond. The storage or delivery of goods are under the supervision of customs officers and if the warehouse is privately owned the keeper has to enter into a bond as indemnity in respect of the goods deposited, which may not be delivered without a release from the customs.

Cut-off time
Lastest possible time the cargo may be delivered to the vessel or designated point.

Hundredweight (U.S.A., 100 pounds; United Kingdom, 112 pounds).

Container Yard. See "Container Terminal".

Cargo loaded in a full container by a shipper at origin, delivered to pier facility at destination, and then devanned by the carrier for loose pick up.

Cargo loaded by the shipper in a full container at origin and delivered to the carrier's terminal at destination for pick up intact by consignee.


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