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Shipping Glossary
icon FMC
  Federal Maritime Commission (Control of Shipping acts USA)

icon FTL
  Full Truck Load, an indication for a truck transporting cargo directly from supplier to receiver.

icon Factory Delivery
  The delivery of goods by a factory whereby the goods are put at the disposal of another (internal) party such as a commercial department.

icon Feeder
  A vessel normally used for local or coastal transport (for carriage of cargo and/or containers) to and from ports not scheduled to be called by the main (ocean) vessel, directly connecting these ports to the main (ocean) vessel.

icon Flag
  An indication of the country in which a means of transport is registered through a reference to the ensign of this country.

icon Flammable
  Capable to be set on fire under given circumstances. (Amendment 25 IMO DGS).

icon Flash Point
  The lowest temperature at which a good produces enough vapour to form a flammable mixture with air.

icon Flat Rack Container
  A container with two end walls and open sides.

icon Fleet
  Any group of means of transport acting together or under one control.

icon Force Majeure

  Circumstance which is beyond the control of one of the parties to a contract and which may, according to the terms and conditions, relieve that party of liability for failing to execute the contract.

icon Fork Lift Truck
  A three or four wheeled mechanical truck with forks at the front designed for lifting, carrying and stowing cargo.

icon Forty Foot Equivalent Unit
  Abbreviation: FEU

  Unit of measurement equivalent to one forty foot container.

icon Forwarder
  The party arranging the carriage of goods including connected services and/or associated formalities on behalf of a shipper or consignee.

icon Forwarding Charge
  Charges paid or to be paid for preliminary surface or air transport to the airport of departure by a forwarder, but not by a carrier under an Air Waybill (air cargo).

icon Forwarding Instruction
  Document issued to a freight forwarder, giving instructions to the forwarder for the forwarding of goods described therein.

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