Glossary

  • eBusiness

    A tool of communication between the carrier and the customer, to propose a range of services online for the customer, ranging from the processing of bookings to the printing of BL’s. Please click here for more information.

  • Effective TEU Capacity

    It is the real carrying capacity of the Vessel in laden boxes and it takes into account a top deck layer of empty boxes and it does not take into account other criteria specific to a trade, such as an high average weight of containers, a high proportion of high cube boxes, draft limitations, or inadequacies between the design of a ship and the mix of boxes of different dimensions on a given trade. The effective TEU capacity must not be confused with the nominal TEU capacity.

  • eInvoice

    An internet-based solution for secure exchange of electronic invoices between the carrier and the customers.

  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

    Generic term for transmission of transactional data between computer systems. EDI is typically via a batched transmission, usually conforming to consistent standards.

  • Equipment Interchange Receipt (EIR)

    Document required when transferring a cargo container from one Vessel to another, or to a shipping terminal. The receipt includes the apparent exterior status of the Container.

  • ETA

    Abbreviation for "Estimate Time of Arrival" of the Vessel.

  • ETD

    Abbreviation for "Estimate Time of Departure" of the Vessel.

  • European Committee Shipowners Association (ECSA)

    Association which comprises the National Shipowners'Association of the EU and Norway, to promote the interests of European Shipping.

  • European Convention on International Commercial Arbitration

    International Convention, signed in Geneva in 1961, regulating rules about arbitration.

  • Ex-Works (EXW)

    The seller delivers when it places the Goods at the disposal of the buyer at the seller’s premises or at another named place. The seller does not need to load the goods on any collecting vehicle, nor does it need to clear the goods for export, where such clearance is applicable.

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