Glossary

  • ICD

    Abbreviation "Inland Container Depot".

  • Inbound cargo

    Imported cargo.

  • Incoterms

    International terms written by the International Chamber of Commerce for the sale of goods worldwide and provide rules and guidance to importers, exporters, lawyers, transporters, insurers. This essential part of the daily language of trade. The latest applied version is the Incoterms 2010.

  • Inland Point Intermodal (IPI)

    Cargo moving via land from/to an inland point (US)

  • Insurance Certificate

    Document issued to the consignee to certify that insurance is provided to cover loss of or damage to the cargo while in transit.

  • Intermodal Transport

    Transport of goods by using two or more transportation means, such as truck, rail, barge, feeder, and oceangoing ship.

  • International Freight Forwarders (IFF)

    See Freight Forwarder.

  • International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code

    A uniform international code, adopted by IMO, for the transport of dangerous Goods by sea covering such matters as packing, container traffic and stowage, with particular reference to the segregation of incompatible substances.

  • International Maritime Organization (IMO)

    A specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for measures to improve the safety and security of international shipping and to prevent marine pollution from ships. It is also involved in legal matters, including liability and compensation issues and the facilitation of international maritime traffic.

  • International Ship and Port Security Code (ISPS)

    An amendment to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention (1974/1988) on minimum security arrangements for ships, ports and government agencies. It prescribes responsibilities to governments, shipping companies, shipboard personnel, and port/facility personnel to “detect security threats and take preventative measures against security incidents affecting ships or port facilities used in international trade.”

  • International Standard Organization (ISO)

    The world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards, given for the art specifications for products, services and good practice, helping to make industry more efficient and effective.

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