Glossary

The world of transport and logistics is full of technical and specific terms.
We have compiled a glossary to help you understand them better!
Blank sailing
Happens when the carrier decides to skip some stopovers in ports or even to cancel an entire route to make up for any delays (inclement weather, port congestion or closure, strike, vessel repair,…) or sometimes to reduce capacity in order to affect freight rates. 

The cargo booking will be rescheduled on the next available sailing. This unfortunately often means delay and can also mean increased cost for shippers.
Demurrage charges
Detention fees
ETA (Estimate Time of Arrival)
ETD (Estimate Time of Departure)
FOB (Incoterm)
Storage fees
VGM (Verified Gross Mass)
Any questions about these terms?
Our teams is always available to help you and advise you the best!

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