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Shipping Glossary
icon EDI For Administration, Commerce and Transport
  Abbreviation: UN/EDIFACT
  The ISO application level syntax rules for the structuring of user data and of the associated service data in the interchange of messages in an open environment.

icon Electronic Data Interchange
  Abbreviation: EDI

  The transfer of structured data, by agreed standards from applications on the computer of one party to the applications on the computer of another party by electronic means.

icon Electronic Data Processing
  Abbreviation: EDP

  The computerised handling of information (e.g. business data).

icon Embargo
  A government order prohibiting the entry or departure of commercial vessels or goods at its ports

  The refusal by a carrier, for a limited period, to accept for transport over any route or segment thereof, and to or from any area or point, of a connecting carrier, any commodity, type of class of cargo duly tendered (air cargo)

icon Emergency Medical Service
  Abbreviation: EMS

  Medical procedures in case of emergencies on board of vessels.

icon Endorsement
  The transfer of the right to obtain delivery of the goods of the carrier by means of the consignee's signature on the reverse side of a bill of lading. If the name of the new consignee (transferee) is not stated, the endorsement is an open one which means that every holder of the document is entitled to obtain delivery of the goods.

icon Equipment Interchange Receipt
  Abbreviation: EIR

  Physical inspection and transfer receipt.

icon Estimated Time of Arrival
  Abbreviation: ETA

  The expected date and time of arrival in a certain (air)port.

icon Estimated Time of Departure
  Abbreviation: ETD

  The expected date and time when a certain (air)port is left.

icon Ex Works (...named place)
  Abbreviation: EXW

icon Export
  The process of carrying or sending goods to another country or countries, especially for purposes of use or sale in the country of destination. The sale of products to clients abroad.

icon Export Licence
  Document granting permission to export as detailed within a specified time.

icon Exporter
  The party responsible for the export of goods.

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