Abbreviation

AA Always Afloat
AAAA Always Afloat Always Accessible
AAPA the American Association of Port Authorities
AARA Amsterdam-Antwerpen-Rotterdam Area
ABS American Bureau of Shipping
ABT ABouT
ADCOM ADress COMission
AFSPS Arrival First Sea Pilot Station ( Norway)
AGW All Going Well
A/H Anchor Handling
AHT AnchorHandling Tug
ALU ALUminium
ANTHAM ANTwerp-HAMburg range
APS Arrival Pilot Station
ARAG Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp-Gent range
ASPW Any Safe Port in the World
ATDNSHINC Any Time Day/Night Sundays and Holidays INCluded
ATUTC Actually Time Used To Count
A/S AlongSide
B Bale (cargo capacity)
BAF Bunker adjusting factor (freight)
Bb Bareboat
BBBBefore Breaking Bulk
BDI Both Dates Inclusive
BE Both Ends ( Load and discharge ports)
BEG BEGinning
BENDS Both Ends ( Load and discharge ports)
BI Both Inclusive.
BIMCO The Baltic and International Maritime Conference
BL BaLe
B/N Booking Note
BOB Bunker On Board
Box everyday term for container (or boxed vessel)
Br Breadth
BHP Brake Horse Power
BMM British Marine Mutual
Br.ld. Break load
BRGDS Best ReGarDS
BROB Bunkers Remaining On Board
Brt Gross tonnage
B S S 1/1 Basis 1 port to 1 port
BT Berth Terms
BV Bureau Veritas
BWAD Brackish Water Arrival Draft
CAF Currency adjusting factor (freight)
CAP Condition Assessment Programme
Cap Capacity
CBFT CuBic FeeT
C/C sshinC/sshinC
ce Ta Center Tank
CFT Cubic FeeT
CFR Cost and FReight
Chem Chemical
CHOPT CHarterer's OPTion
CIF Costs Insurance and Freight
CIP Carriage and Insurance paid to.....
CIRR Commercial Interest Reference Rate
CLC Civil Liability Convention
COA Contract Of Affreightment
COACP Contract Of Affreightment Charter Party
COBLDN Closing Of Business LoDoN
COGSA Carriage of Goods by Sea Act
CONT CONTainer
COW Crude Oil Washing
C/P CharterParty
CPT Carriage Paid To
CPD Charterers Pay Dues
CQD Customary Quick Despatch
COD Cash On Delivery
COP Custom Of Port
CR Current Rate
Cr Crane
CROB Cargo Remaining OnBoard
CST CentiSToke
CUFT CUbicFeeT
Cy Cylinders
C/X sshinC / ssheX
D/A Disbursement Account
DAF Delivered At Frontier
DAP Days All Purposes (Total days for loading and disch.)
Dbl Double
DBL SKIN DouBLe SKINned
DC Discharge Capacity
DDP/(U) Delivered Duty Paid (Unpaid)
DELY DELiverY
DEM DEMurrage
DES Delivered Ex Ship
DEQ Delivered Ex Quay
DESP DESPatch
DHDATSBE Despatch Half Demurrage on All Time Saved Both Ends
DHDWTSBE Detpatch Half Demurrage on Working Time Saved Both Ends
DK DecK
DLOSP Dropping Last Outwards Sea Pilot (Norway)
DNV Det Norske Veritas
DO Diesel Oil
DOLSP Dropping Off Last Sea Pilot ( Norway)
DOP Dropping Outward Pilot
DOT Department Of Transport
DP Dynamic Positioning
DPT DePTh
DSV Diving System
DYNPOS Dynamic Positioning
E0 Unattended engine room
EC East Coast
EIU Even If Used.
ETA Expected Time of Arrival
ETC Expected Time of Completion
ETD Expected Time of Departure
Eth Ethylene
ETS Expected Time of Sailing
EXCL EXCLusive
EXW EX Works
FA Free Alongside
FAC Fast As Can
FAS Free Alongside Ship
FCA Free CArrier
FD Free Despatch
FDD Freight Demurrage Deadfreight
F.DESP (FD) Free DESPatch
F.DIS Free DIScharge
FDEDANRSAOCLONL Freight Deemed Earned Discountless & Non-Refundable Ship and Or Cargo Lost Or Not Lost
FHEX Friday Holidays EXcluded. (Muslim Countries)
FHINC Friday Holidays INCluded. (Muslim Countries)
FiFI Fire Fighting
FIO Free In and Out
FIOST Free In and Out Stowed and Trimmed
FIOT Free In and Out Trimmed
FIT Free In Trimmed
FIW Free in Wagon
FM FroM
FMC Federal Maritime Commission
FMS FathoMS
F/N Fixing Note
FO For Orders
FO (IFO) Fuel Oil
FOB Free On Board
FOG For Our Guidance
FOR Free On Rail
FOQ Free On Quay
FOT Free On Truck
FOW First Open Water
FOW Free On Wharf
Fr. wa. Fresh water
Free Ex Ins FREE of any EXtra INSurance (Owners)
FPSO Floating Production Storage and Offloading unit
FTD FiTted
FWAD Fresh water Arrival Draft
FWDD Fresh Water Departure Draft
FYG For Your Guidance
FYI For Your Information
G Grain (cargo capacity)
GA General Average
GASBEND Good And Safe (Port) Both ENDs
GD/GD GDynia/GDansk
GENS GENeralS or general cargo
GEOROT GEOgraphical ROTation
GL Germanischer Lloyd
GLESS GearLESS
GO Gas Oil
GNS German North Sea
GR GRain
GMDSS Global Maritime Distress Safety System
GRD GeaRed
GTEE GuaranTEE
HA HAtch
HDLTSBENDS Half Despatch Lay Time Saved Both Ends
HBF Harmless Bulk Fertilizer
HDWTS Half Demurrage Weather Time Saved
HELDKHELicopter DecK
HHDW Handy Heavy d.w. (scrap)
HMSHeavy Metal Scraps
HOCargo HOld
HR HouR
HRSHouRS
HV HeaVy
HVFL HeaVy Fuel
HW High Water
IFO Intermediate Fuel Oil
IMDG International Maritime Dangerous Code
IU If Used
IMO International Maritime Organisation.
ISM(C) International Safety Management Code
IUHTAUTC If Used, Half Time ActUally To Count /td>
KMC cargo refrigerating system<
KN KNots
KTM Keel To top of Mast
I.W.L.Institute Warranty Limits
LASH Light Aboard SHip
LAT LATitude
LAYCAN LAYday CANcelling date
LC Loading Capacity
LCR Lowest Current Rate
LDN LaDeN
LGT LenGThened
LNG Liquefied Natural Gas
LOA Lenght Over All
LOFLloyd’s Open Form
Lo Ho Lower Hold
LOI Letter Of Indemnity.
LOLO Lift On Lift Off ship
LOW Last Open Water
LPG Liquefied Petroleum Gas
LPS LumPSum
LR Lloyds Register of Shipping
LR Large Range
L.S. LumpSum.
LSD Lashed Secured Dunnage
L.T. Liner Terms
LT (LTONS) Long TONS.
LW Low Water
MBMerchant Broker
MDO (DO) Marine Diesel Oil
MDWT Metric DeadWeight tons
MIN/MAX Minimum/Maximum (cargo quantity)
MOManaging Owner
MODU Mobile Offshore Drilling Units
MOLCHOP More Or Less CHarterers OPtion
MOLOO More Or Less Owners (Masters) Option
MON MONitors (fire)
MOT Ministry Of Transpory
MOT Monthly OverTime
MR Medium Range
m/r Mates receipt
MT Metric Tonnes
MTONS Metric Tonnes
NAABSA Not Always Afloat But Safely Aground
NCB National Cargo Bureau
NCS Norwegian Continental Shelf
n.E. not East of
NIS Norwegian International Shipsregister
NK Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
n.N. not North of
NMD Norwegian Maritime Directorate
NOKUS - company NOrsk Kontrollert Utenlandsk Selskap i lavskatteland Norwegian controlled foreign company in lowtax country
NOR Notice Of Readiness
n.S not South of
n.W not West of
o.a. Over All
OA Over Aged
OBO Oil Bulk Ore
OILREC OIL RECovery
ONW ONWards
OO Owners Option
OP OPerator
OPA 90 The US Oil Pollution Act of 1990
OSH Open SHelter deck
OT On Truck
OW OWners
P & I Protection & Indemnity
P.P. PerPendicular
Pax Passenger Vessel
PDPR Per Day Pro-Rata
P/EPurchase Enquiry
PGH Per Geard Hatch
PHPD Per Hatch Per Day
POT (able) POTable water
PPT PromPT
PSV Plattform Supply Vessel
PU PUmps
PWH Per Workable Hatch
PWWD Per Weather Working day
REEFRefrigerated
RGDSReGarDS
RGERanGE
RNR Rate Not Reported
ROB Remaining On Board
ROC Reference Our Cable....(date)
RORO Roll On Roll Off ship
ROTLX Reference Our TeLeX ...(date)
RPM Revs. Per Minute
RYC Reference Your Cable...(date)
RYTLX Reference Your TeLeX...(date)
S.THR. Side Thruster
SBM Soya Bean Meal
SATSHEX SATurdays, Sundays, Holidays Excepted
SATSHINC SATurdays, Sundays, Holidays INCluded
SBSSafe Berth
SBT Segregated Ballast Tanks
SELFDISCH SelfDischarger
SF Superficial Feet
SHEX Sundays, Holidays EXcepted
SHINC Sundays, Holidays Included
SID Single Deck
SLPTA SLop TAnks
SOF Statement Of Facts.
SOM Swedish Official Measure
SP Safe Ports
SPB St. PetersBurg
S/R B/L Signing and Releasing Bill(s) of Lading
SS and C Same Sea and Country coast
SSHEX Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays EXcepted
SSHINC Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays INCluded
ST Short Tons.
STEM Subject To Enough Merchandise
SWAD Salt Water Arrival Draft
SWDD Salt Water Departure Draft
TA TAnks
TBN To Be Named
TBR To Be Renamed
TC (T/C)Time Charter
TCT Time Charter Trip
TCP Time Charter Party
TEU Standard 20' container
THC TerminalHandling Cost
THR THRuster
TIP Taking Inward Pilot
TL Total Loss
TOBENA To Be Named
TOP Taking Outward Pilot
TS TonS
TTL ToTaL
UKCS United Kingdom Continental Shelf
ULCC Ultra Large Crude Carrier
USCUnless Sooner Commenced
UUUnless Used
UUIWCTAUTCUnless Used In Which Case Time Actually Used To Count.
VEG VEGetable oil
VLCCVery Large Crude Carrier
VPDVessel Pay Dues
VSLVeSseL
WA WAter
WC West Coast
WCCON Whether Custom Cleared Or Not
WIBON Whether In Berth Or Not
WIFPONWhether In Free Praqtique Or Not
WIPON Whether In Port Or Not
WITAWIng TAnk
WLTOHC WaterLine-TO-HatchCoaming (distance)
WOG WithOut Guarantee.
Working Copy (Copy of Charter Party - not being signed and may contain unchecked errors
WP Weather Permitting
WRD Wide Range Destillate
WRIC Wire Rods in Coils
WWD Weather Working Days
WWR When, Where Ready
WWWWWibon Wccon Wifpon Wipon
X/C ssheX / sshinC
X/X ssheX / ssheX
YAR York Antwerp Rules
YC Your Cable
ZUTC = GMT