quote2

Brush up on your international shipping vocabulary or find the definition for a specific shipping or customs term.

There are 807 entries in this glossary.
0-9 All A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
Page:  1 2 Next »
Term Definition
W.M. (W/M)

Weight or Measurement, the basis for assessing freight charges. Also known as worm. The rate charged under W/M will be whichever produces the highest revenue between the weight of the shipment and the measure of the shipment. The comparison is based on the number of metric tons the cargo weights compared to the number of cubic meters of space the cargo measures. The prior English method was one long ton compared to forty cubic feet.

W.T.L.

Western Truck Lines.

Warehouse

A place for the reception delivery consolidation distribution and storage of goods/cargo.

Warehouse Entry

Document that identifies goods imported when placed in a bonded warehouse. The duty is not imposed on the products while in the warehouse but will be collected when they are withdrawn for delivery or consumption.

Warehouse Withdrawal for Transportation

Allows merchandise that has been withdrawn from a bonded warehouse at one U.S. port to be exported from the same port exported without paying duty.

WarehouseWithdrawal for Transportation (

Allows merchandise that has been withdrawn from a bonded warehouse at one port to be transported in bond to another port where a superseding entry will be filed. Warehouse Withdrawal for Transportation Exportation

Warehousing

The storing of goods/cargo.

Waybill (WB)

A document prepared by a transportation line at the point of a shipment, shows the point of the origin destination route consignor consignee description of shipment and amount charged for the transportation service. It is forwarded with the shipment or sent by mail to the agent at the transfer point or waybill destination. Abbreviation is WB. Unlike a bill of lading a waybill is NOT a document of title.

WDT&amp,E)

Allows merchandise that has been withdrawn from a bonded warehouse at one port to be transported in bond through the U.S. to be exported from another port without paying duty.

Weight Cargo

A cargo on which the transportation charge is assessed on the basis of weight.

Weights and Measures/Measurement ton

40 cubic ft or one cubic meterNet ton/short ton 2000 lbsGross ton/long ton 2240 lbsMetric ton/kilo ton 2204.6 lbsCubic meter 35.314 cubic ft

Well Car

Also known as stack car. A drop frame rail flat car.

Wharf

A structure built on the shore of a harbour extending into deep water so that vessels may lie alongside.

Wharfage (Whfge.)

Charge assessed by a pier or dock owner against freight handled over the pier or dock or against a steamship company using the pier or dock.

WIBON

Whether In Berth or Not.

Page:  1 2 Next »
Glossary 2.7 uses technologies including PHP and SQL