Shipping Glossary

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M

MBL

Master Bill of Lading is the Bill of Lading issued by the shipping line or principle carrier.

MMO

Multi Modal Operator.

Manifest

List of goods on a vessel or aircraft.

 

 

N

NVOCC

Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier – a carrier issuing bills of lading for carriage of goods on a vessel which they neither own nor operate.

Notify Party

The party to whom the cargo arrival notice is sent.

NOR

Non-operating reefer container.

 

 

O

OBL

Ocean Bill of Lading issued by the shipping line/ owners.

O/H

Over Height – a container with cargo exceeding the height of the container.

O/S

Open Sided – A container with open sides for over width cargo.

O/T

Open Top – A container with open top loading facility, suitable for the carriage of heavy, over height cargos. Can be equipped with tarpaulin roof.

OOG

Out of gauge – goods whose dimensions exceed those of the container in which they are packed.

O/W

Over Width – a container with goods protruding beyond the sides of the container / flat rack onto which they are packed.

 

 

P

Packing List

Document required by the buyer and Customs, indicating content being shipped, or contents of each packed.

POA

Place of Acceptance – the place where the goods are received for shipment of transit and where the carriers liability commences.

POD

Definition 1 - Place of Discharge – the place where the goods are discharged and carrier’s liability ends.

Definition 2 - Proof of Delivery – a signed receipt acknowledging delivery.

POL

Port of Loading – the port at which accepted cargo is loaded onto a vessel.