• Manifest

    A detailed list of cargo being carried by a Vessel as declared by the shipper in accordance with the Bill of Lading.


    The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) is the main international convention covering prevention of pollution of the marine environment by ships from operational or accidental causes.

  • Merchant Haulage

    Movement of container organised directly by merchant for per and post-inland transportation.

  • Metric Ton (MT)

    1 Metric Ton = 2,204.62 lbs or 35.314 cft.

  • Modified Atmosphere

    "The ability to adjust the CO2 ratio tailored to a specific load of cargo within a reefer container that replaces the normal atmosphere". Please click here for more information.

  • Mother Vessel

    Main ocean Vessel used in a maritime service during a specified voyage.

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