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Hague Rules
1924 International Convention on Carriage of Goods by Sea. These rules govern liability for loss or damage to goods carried by sea under a bill of lading.

Hague-Visby Rules
1968 Revision of Hague Rules.

Hamburg Rules
In March 1978 an international conference in Hamburg adopted a new set of rules (The Hamburg Rules), which radically alter the liability which shipowners have to bear for loss or damage to goods in the courts of those nations where the rules apply.

Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding
A multi-purpose international goods-classification for manufacturers. Transporters, exporters, importers, customs officials, statisticians, and others in classifying goods

System
moving in international trade under a single commodity code. Developed under the auspices of the Customs Cooperations Council (CCC), an international customs organization in Brussels, this code is a hierarchically structured product nomenclature containing approximately 5,000 headings and subheadings describing the articles moving in international trade. It is organized into 99 chapters arranged in 22 sections. Sections encompass an industry [ (e.g., Section XI, Textiles and Textile Articles); chapters encompass the various materials and products of the industry (e.g.: Chapter 50, Silk; Chapter 55, Manmade Staple Fibres; Chapter 57, Carpets).] The basic code contains four-digit headings and six-digit subheadings. (The U.S. will add digits for tariff and statistical purposes. In the U.S. duty rates will be the 8-digit level; statistical suffixes will be at the 10-digit level. The Harmonized System (HS) is scheduled to supplant the current U.S. tariff schedule (TSUSA) in January 1988.)

Hatch
The opening in the deck of a vessel; gives access to the cargo hold.

Haulier
The participating carrier responsible for drayage.

Heavy Lift
Articles too heavy to be lifted by a ship's tackle.

Heavy-Lift Charge
A charge made for lifting articles too heavy to be lifted by a ship's tackle.

High Cube
Any container which exceeds 8 feet 6 inches (102 inches) in height, usually 9 feet 6 inches.

House B/L
Bill of lading issued by forwarder.

House-to-House (H/H)
See CY/CY.

House-to-Pier (H/P)
See CY/CFS.

Hull
The body of a vessel exclusive of masts, yards, sails, rigging, machinery and equipment.

Hull Underwriter
The person with whom the ship hull, machinery apparel, and tackle is insured.

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