Below is some basic freight terminology.

 
7512
The Customs form used to identify and detail the movement of cargo in bond from origin to destination. Also called the CBP Form 7512
 
 
434
CBP Form 434 is the NAFTA Certificate of Origin
 
 
3461
A Customs form that summarizes the release of goods. Sometimes referred to as the Entry Summary. Also called the CBP 3461
 
 
6043
A document used to move goods in bond. Usually containers or consolidations to a CFS. Also Called the CBP Form 6043
 
 
7501
A CBP form used to describe in detail the goods being entered for consumption or bonded storage. Also called the CBP 7501
 
 
Air Waybill
Issued by an Air Carrier to show the details of the flight for origin to destination between shipper and consignee. Usually Forwarders
 
 
BAF
Bunker Adjustment Fee. This is a fuel surcharge usually in addition to ocean freight
 
 
BL
Bill of Lading. The legal document used to show the method and movement of goods as well as title of goods from shipper to consignee
 
 
BLPC
Bill of Lading Processing Charge is the fee that is charged to prepare your bill of lading
 
 
BNKR
Bunker is a fuel surcharge. Bunker refers to the heavy diesel fuel used on the vessel
 
 
BOF
Basic Ocean Freight is just the cost of the ocean freight and do not include any other fees
OFR
 
BOL
Bill of Lading. The legal document used to show the method and movement of goods as well as title of goods from shipper to consignee
 
 
Bonded
A Customs term that technically means Not Entered For Commerce or use in the USA. Everything that crosses a border into any country is technically bonded until it is entered for consumption or re-exported and released by US Customs
 
 
Bonded Warehouse
Bonded Warehouses are facilities licensed by Customs and insured to hold merchandise duty deferred facilities. Manray Express is a bonded warehouse
 
 
CBP
U.S. Customs and Border Protection of the Department of Homeland Security
 
 
CET
Contraband Enforcement Team, A Unit or Team within Customs
 
 
CFS
Container Freight Station. A bonded warehouse status used to hold merchandise temporarily. Manray Express operates this type of facility
 
 
CIF
Cargo, Insurance and Freight
 
 
CNF
Cargo and Freight. No Insurance
 
 
Consumption Entry
An Entry for use in the United States that is submitted to Customs for the purpose of clearing the goods into the USA
 
 
DTC
Direct to Consignee. Where a forwarder ships directly to the consignee and no destination agent ar agency is used or available
 
 
DTHC
Destination Terminal Handling Charge is a destination fee charged by the port that is usually paid by the consignee
ETHC, THC, GHD, GPHC, SHD, VHCH
 
FOB
Freight On Board. The point at which the transfer of ownership of goods takes place
 
 
FOC
Foreign Operating Charge is a bill of lading charge that is applied by the country of destination and is applied to the cost of goods
CTOC, GOS
 
Forwarder
A company or person who offers the services of receiving tendered freight for the purposes of shipping or Forwarding it on to a different destination
 
 
FSC
Fuel Sur Charge. This is a fuel surcharge usually added to air freight.
 
 
FTHC
Foreign Terminal Handling Charge is a destination fee that is paid to the port of destination to handle the container and is usually paid by the consignee
 
 
FTZ
Foreign Trade Zone or zone includes one or more restricted-access sites, including sub zones, in or adjacent to a CBP port of entry, operated as a public utility under the sponsorship of a zone grantee authorized by the Board, with zone operations under the supervision of CBP.
 
 
GRI
General Rate Increase is usually a rate increase to all users across the board and is a charge that must be applied to everyone.
 
 
HHGPE
Household Goods and Personal Effects
 
 
House Bill
A House Bill is a secondary and sometimes Sub-internal bill of lading. It may show the relationship of the actual shipper and actual consignee
 
 
IBEC
In Bond Export Consolidator. A bonded warehouse where bonded and non-bonded cargo are stored for the purpose of co-mingled export consolidation
 
 
IE, TE
The abbreviation of the status of a 7512 Transportation Entry, IE= Immediate Exportation, TE= Transportation and Exportation.
 
 
LAND
Landing Charge is usually a destination charge for LTL cargo
GLCH, LAND, SLCH
 
LCL
Less than Container Load refers to any cargo that is shipped less than a full container
 
 
LSFC
Low Sulfur Fuel Surcharge is charged because of the increased cost of using low sulfur diesel
 
 
LTL
Less Than Trailer Load, Less Than Truck Load. This means exactly what it say. NOT a full truck load. Anything from a box to multiple pallets but NOT a Trailer Load
 
 
MVC
Minimum Volume Commitment is a an amount of space or freight a shipper agrees to ship with another carrier to maintain a preferential rate
 
 
NPF
Non-Privileged Foreign (NPF) Status. One of the customs categories of foreign status merchandise. Such merchandise is evaluated based on its condition at the time it is shipped from the zone to the U.S. market and entered for consumption by CBP
 
 
OFR
Ocean Freight
 
 
PCS
Panama Canal Surcharge is the fee that is applied to your cargo to help defer the cost of transiting the Panama Canal
 
 
PD
Privileged Domestic. Merchandise in a Free Zone that is not subject to duty or duty has been paid
 
 
POD
Port of Discharge
 
 
POE
Port of Entry
 
 
THC
Terminal Handling Charge is usually a port charge applied by the port for handling the container or any portion thereof. Many times this charge is included in the basic ocean freight at origin but is extra at destination
 
 
TIC
This is a Costa Rica government applied fee
LSDC
 
TLI’s
Tariff Line Item
 
 
WIT
Warehouse Inspection Team, A Unit within Customs charged with monitoring bonded warehouses
 
 
ZR
Zone Restricted. Merchandise under this status heading must be exported only. No other disposition is permitted except destruction.
 
 
 
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