• 1 / 2 SB
    One or two safe berth(s).


  • 1 / 2 SP
    One or two safe port(s).


  • 1 OPT 1
    One year, option another one year


  • A & CP
    Anchors and chains proved.


  • A.B
    Arabian Gulf (also refered to as P.G. - Persian Gulf)


  • A.B.O. ABO
    As brokers only


  • A.P OR A/P
    After peak Tank


  • a/f
    Also for (referring to ports to be touched by the ship).


  • A/S
    Alongside


  • Aa (AA)
    Always afloat.


  • AAAA
    Always afloat and (always) accessible.


  • AARA
    Amsterdam-Antwerp-Rotterdam Area


  • AB
    Above bridges.


  • Abt
    About.


  • ACP
    African, Caribbean, Pacific countries.


  • Ad val.
    Ad Valorem (duty).


  • ADCOM/Addcomm
    Address commission.


  • ADV
    Advise


  • AF
    Advance freight.


  • AFRA
    Average freight rate assessments.


  • AFSPS
    Arrival First Sea Piolt Station


  • AFT
    At or towards the stern or rear of a ship


  • AG
    Arabian Gulf (also referred to as PG Persian Gulf)


  • AGRIPODS
    Agricultural products.


  • AGW
    All going well.


  • AGWWP
    All going well weather permitting.


  • AH
    Range of ports between and including Antwerp and Hamburg.


  • Ah (AH)
    After hatch


  • AhL
    Australian hold ladders.


  • AICS
    Associate of Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, London.


  • AIMS
    American Institute of Merchant Shipping.


  • ANTHAM
    Antwerp-Hamburg Range


  • AOG
    Act of God.


  • Ap or A/P
    Aft perpendicular (of ship); after peak; all purposes; additional premium.


  • Apl
    American Petroleum Institute.


  • APS
    Arrival Pilot Station


  • APT
    After peak tank.


  • AR
    Antwerp – Rotterdam range.


  • AR
    Arrived.


  • ARA
    Antwerp – Rotterdam – Amsterdam range of ports.


  • ARAG
    Amsterdam-Rotterdam--Antwerp-Gent Range


  • ARAGH
    Antwerp-Rotterdam-Amsterdam-Ghent.


  • ARH
    Antwerp – Rotterdam – Hamburg range.


  • ARHB
    Antwerp – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Bremen range.


  • ASA
    Always safe(ly) afloat.


  • ASAP (asap)
    As soon as possible.


  • ASBA
    Association of Shipbrokers and Agents.


  • ATA
    Actual Time of arrival


  • ATDN
    Any time day and night.


  • ATDNSHINC
    Any Time Day/Night Sundays and Holidays UIncluded


  • ATN
    Aids to Navigation


  • ATRS
    American Tank Rate Schedule.


  • ATS
    Actual time saved or All time saved.


  • ATSB/ATSBE
    All time saved both ends.


  • ATSDO
    All time saved loading only.


  • ATUTC
    Actual Times Used to Count


  • AWH
    Available workable hatches.


  • AWTSBE
    All working time saved both ends.


  • AWTSDO
    All working time saved discharging only.


  • AWTSLO
    All working time saved loading only.


  • AWTWL
    All within Institute Warranty Limits.


  • B (Bl)
    Bale capacity; bale; ballast.


  • B S S 1/1
    Basis 1 port to 1 port


  • B.H.(range)
    Range of ports between and including Bordeaux & Hamburg


  • b.o.
    Buyer's option; broker's order.


  • B.P.(bp/b.p.)
    Between perpendiculars; boiling point (gases).


  • B.S.
    Boiler survey; bunker surcharge.


  • B.S. & W.
    Bottom (or base) sediment and water.


  • b/d
    Barrels per day.


  • B/E
    Break even; (customs) bill of entry; bill of exchange.


  • B/E (Bends)
    Both ends.


  • b/h
    Barrels per hour.


  • B/L/b lading (Bs/L)
    Bill of Lading (plural of B/L).


  • B/N (b/n)
    Booking note.


  • B/O (b/o)
    Bulk/oil carrier.


  • B/R
    Bordeaux of Rouen.


  • BA
    Buenos Aires.


  • BACAT
    Barge aboard catamaran


  • BAF
    Bunker Adjustment Factor


  • Bar (brl)
    Barrel.


  • BB
    Ballast bonus; bar bound; below bridges; bulbous bow; bareboat, bare boat charter


  • BBB
    Before Breaking Bulk


  • BBCD
    Bareboat-cum-demise.


  • BC
    British Columbia; British Channel.


  • BD
    Bar draft, below deck.


  • BDI
    Both dates (days) inclusive (or included).


  • BEAM
    The maximum breadth of a ship


  • BENDS
    Both Ends (Load & Discharge Ports)


  • BENELUX
    Belguim, the Netherlands and Luxembourg


  • Bext.
    Breadth extreme.


  • BFI
    Baltic Freight Index


  • BFO
    Bunker fuel oil.


  • BH (B/H)
    Bill of health; bulkhead.


  • BHF
    Bulk harmless fertilizers.


  • Bhp (BHP)
    Brake horse power (oil engines).


  • Bi/Bl
    Both inclusive.


  • BIBO
    Bulk in, bag out.


  • BIFFEX
    The Baltic International Freight Futures Exchange


  • BIMCO
    Baltic & International Maritime Council


  • BK
    Bar keel.


  • BL
    Bale


  • BL
    Bill of Lading


  • BLK
    Bulk.


  • BLSEA
    Baltic Sea.


  • BLST (BST)
    Ballast.


  • BM
    Beam


  • BOA
    Berthing on arrival.


  • BOB
    Bunker on Board


  • BOD
    Board of Directors.


  • BOFFER(S)
    Best Offer(s)


  • BOR
    Bunkers on re-delivery.


  • BORO
    Bulk, Oil and roll-on, roll-off vessel.


  • BROB
    Bunkers Remaining on Board


  • BS
    Broken Stowage


  • BSS
    Basis


  • BSS 1/1
    Basis 1 Port to 1 Port


  • BST
    British Summer Time, British Standard Time.


  • BT (bt)
    Berth terms.


  • BTD
    Butadiene (cargo for gas carrier).


  • BTU
    British Thermal Unit.


  • BW/BWA
    Brackish water/ brackish water allowance.


  • BWAD
    Brackish Water Arrival Draft


  • BWDD
    Brackish water departure draft.


  • C
    Shine, Sundays and holidays included.


  • C & F (CFR)
    Cost and freight.


  • C and/or J
    China and/or Japan.


  • C of B
    Centre of Buoyancy


  • C&F
    Cost and Freight


  • C&F FO
    Cost & Freight Free Out


  • c.f.g
    cubic feet of gas


  • c.f.g.d./hr./min
    cubic feet of gas per day / hour / minute


  • c.f.hr./sec.
    cubic feet per hour/second


  • C.I.F.
    Cost, insurance and freight.


  • C.I.F. & E.
    Cost, insurance, freight and exchange.


  • C.I.F.F.I.
    Cost, insurance, freight, commission and interest.


  • C.I.F.F.O.
    Cost, insurance, freight, and free out.


  • C.I.F.I. & E.
    Cost, insurance, freight, interest and exchange.


  • c.i.f.l.t. (CIFLT)
    Cost, insurance and freight, London terms.


  • c.m.p.s
    centimetres per second


  • C.O
    Country of origin; cargo oil; case oil


  • c.o.d.
    Cash on delivery.


  • C/N
    Credit Note


  • C/P (c/p orCP)
    Charter party.


  • C/V/E
    Cable, victuals and entertainment.


  • CABAF
    Currency and bunkering adjustment factors.


  • CABE (cabe)
    Charterer's agents both ends.


  • CAF
    Currency adjustment factor.


  • CAN
    Calcium ammonium nitrate (cargo).


  • CAR (CARIB)
    Carribean Islands.


  • CB & H Cont. (BH)
    Continent between Bordeaux and Hamburg.


  • CBFT (or CFT)
    Cubic Feet


  • CBM
    Cubic Meter


  • CBT
    Clean ballast tanks


  • cc.hr./min
    Cubic centimeter per hour/minute


  • CD
    Customary Despatch


  • CENSA(pron.Kensa)
    Council of European and Japanese National Shipowners Associations.


  • CFR (or C&F)
    Cost and Freight


  • CH & H
    Continent between Le Havre and Hamburg


  • CHA
    Customs house agent.


  • CHINPAC
    China Sea, Indian and Pacific Oceans.


  • CHN
    China.


  • CHOPT
    Charterers Option


  • CHRTS
    Charterer's


  • CIF
    Cost, Insurance & Freight.


  • CIM
    International Convention Concerning the Carriage of Goods by Rail.


  • CIP
    Carriage and insurance paid to.


  • CKD
    Completely knocked down


  • CLC
    Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1969.a


  • CMI
    Comite Maritime International.


  • CMR
    Convention on the Contract for Intrntnl Carriage of Goods by Road.


  • cnr
    Charter not reported.


  • COA
    Contract of Affreightment.


  • COACP
    Contract of Affreightment Charter Party


  • COB
    Cargo on board; close of business.


  • COD
    Cas On Delivery


  • COFR
    Certificate of Financial Responsibility.


  • COGS (COGSA)
    Carriage of Goods by Sea (Act).


  • COMP
    Completing.


  • CONFI
    Confidential.


  • CONS
    Consecutive; consumption.


  • Cont. (Cont.)
    Continent or Europe.


  • COP
     Custom Of Port


  • COW
    Crude Oil Washing


  • CP (or C/P)
    Charter Party


  • CPD
    Charterers Pay Dues


  • CPP
    Clean petroleum products.


  • CPT
    Carriage paid to.


  • CQD
    Customary Quick Despatch


  • CR (cr)
    Current rate; carrier's risk.


  • CRD
    Current rate discharge.


  • CRISTAL
    Contract Regarding an Interim Settlement to Tanker Liability for Oil Pollution Damage.


  • CRL
    Current rate of load.


  • CRN
    Crane


  • CROB
    Cargo Remaining on Board


  • CS
    Laden Cape, ballast Suez.


  • CSC
    International Convention for Safe Containers


  • CSD
    Closed shelter deck


  • CST (c/s)
    Centistokes.


  • CT
    Centre tank; cargo tank; cubic tonnage of a ship.


  • CTO
    Combined transport operator


  • CTR
    Container Fitted


  • CVO
    Certificate of value and origin