a/a = Always Afloat.
a.b. = able seaman.
ABS = American Bureau of Shipping.
abt = about.
A/C = Address Commission.
a/c = account.
ad val = ad valorem.
AG = Arabian Gulf
a.h.r. = antwerp / hamburg range.
AIMS = American Institute of Merchant Shipping.
AM = After Meridiam
AMVER = Automated Mutual-assistance VEssel Rescue System.
ap = all purposes.
ap = additional premium.
aps = arrival pilot station.
ARA = Amsterdam Rotterdam Ambers.
As = alongside.
ASBA = Association of ShipBrokers and Agents (USA).
atdn = any time day or night.
ats = all time saved.
BA = Buenos Aires.
baf = bunker adjustment factor.
bb = below bridges.
b/c = Brokerage Commission.
bd = bar draught.
bdi = both dates inclusive.
bdl = bundle.
bhp = brake horse power.
aps = upon arrival pilot station.
bac = Banker Adjustment Factor
baf = bunker adjustment factor.
bb = below bridges.
bb = ballast bonus.
bbb = before breaking bulk.
bdi = both dates included.
bbl = barrel
b.ends = both ends.
B/H = Bordeaux to Hamburg, inclusive.
BIMCO = The Baltic & International Marítime COnference. (Copenhagen).
B/L = Bill of Lading.
blt = built.
BMF = British Maritime Federation.
b/n = booking note.
Boro = Bulk, Oil and Roro.
B/R = Bordeaux or Rouen.
BSW = Basic Sediment and Water.
b/s = bunker surcharge.
B/T = Buque Tanque.
BTU = British Thermal Unit, 0,252 kcal.
bt = berth terms.
BV = Bureau Veritas.
C = Centigrade.
cabaf = currency and bunker adjustment factor.
cad = cash against documents.
caf = currency adjustment factor.
Car = Caribean
cbf = cubic feet.
CB&H = Continent between Bordeaux and Hamburg.
cbm = cubic meter.
CBT = Clean Ballast Tank.
cbr = commodity box rate.
cc = current cost.
cft = cubic feet.
c&f = cost and freight.
cfs = container freight station.
chopt = in charterers option.
cif = cost, insurance and freight.
cifc = cost, insurance, freight and commission.
ciffo = cost, insurance, and freight, free out.
cip = calling in point.
CKD = Cars Knocked Down.
ckd = completely knocked down.
CLD = Charter Party Laytime Definition 1980.
CM = Cubic Meter.
CMI = Comité Marítimo Internacional.
cod = cash on delivery.
COA = Contract Of Affreightment.
COGSA = Carriage Of Goods by Sea Act.
cop = custom of the port.
cow = crude oil washing.
c/h = charter party.
cpd = charter party dues.
cpp = clean petroleum products.
cr = crane.
cr = credit.
crd = current rate discharge
crl = current rate load.
csd = closed shelter deck ship.
cst = centistikes.
ct = combined transport
ct = conference terms.
ctl = constructive total loss.
ctn = carton.
cu. ft. = cubic feet.
cu.m = cubic meter.
dap = days all purposes.
dbb = deals, battens and boards.
der = derrick.
dly = delivery.
DM = Deutch Marc.
DNV = Det Norske Veritas.
d.o. = diesel oil.
d.o.p. = upon dropping the out bound pilot
d.p.p. = dirty petroleum products.
d.t. = deep tank.
d.w.c.c. = deadweight cargo capacity.
d.w.a.t. = deadweight all told.
d.w.t. = deadweight.
d1/2d = demurrage half despatch.
e.d.h. = efficient deck hand.
e.i.u. = even if used.
eta = estimated time of arrival.
etc = estimated time of completion.
etd = estimated time of departure.
etr = estimated time of readiness.
ets = estimated time of sailing.
f = fresh.
f.a.c. = forwarging agent’s commission.
f.a.c. = fas as can.
fac = force majeure clauses.
f.a.c.c.o.p. = fast as can, custom of the port.
f.a.f. = fuel adjustment factor.
f.a.k. = freight all kinds.
f.a.s. = free alongside ship.
f.c.l. = full container load.
f & c.c. = full and complete cargo.
f.d. = free despatch.
f.d. = free discharge.
f.d. & d. = freight, demurrage and defence.
f.h.e.x. = fridays and holidays excepted.
f.h.inc = fridays and holidays included.
f.e.u. = forty foot equivalent unit.
fi = free in.
fifo = free in, free out.
filo = free in liner out.
filtd = free in liner terms dischrge.
fio = free in and out.
fiocop = free in and out custom of the port.
fiols & d. = free in and out, lashed, secured and dunnaged.
fios = free in out stowage.
fiost = free in out stowage trimming.
fiost lsd = free in and out stowed trimmed lashed secured and dunnaged.
fiot = free in out and trimmed..
fo = free out.
fo = fuel oil.
fob = free on board.
foq = free on quay.
for = free on rail.
fos = free on surchage.
FONASBA = Federación Internacional de Corredores y Agentes.
fot = free on truck.
fow = free on wharf.
fow = first open water.
fp = free pratique.
fp = flash point.
fpt = fore peak tank.
Frt. = freight.
f.w. = fresh water.
f.w.a. = fresh water allowance.
ga = general arrangement.
g.a. = general average.
GCBS = General Council of British Shipping.
GL = Germanischer Lloyd.
GMT = Greenwich Mean Time.
Gib = Gibraltar.
g.o. = gas oil.
g.p. = general purpose.
g.r.i. = general rate increase.
g.r.t. = gross register tonnage.
ha = hatch.
hfo = heavy fuel oil.
h.s.s. = heavy grain, sorghum and soya.
h.o. = hold.
Ho/Ha = Hold/Hatches.
h.p. = horse power.
h.w. = high water.
h.w.o.n.t. = high water ordinary neap tides.
h.w.o.s.t. = high water ordinary spring tides.
ICC = International Chamber of Commerce.
i.a.f. = inflation adjustment factor.
i.c.d. = inland container depot.
i.f.o. = intermediate fuel oil.
i.g.s. = inert gas system.
ILL = International Load Line convention.
I.M.O. = International Maritime Organization.
ITF = International Transport Workers’ Federation.
i.w.l. = institute warranties limits.
kg = kilogramo.
Kt = knots.
Kr = Korean Register.
LASH = Lighter Aboard Ship.
LAY/CAN = Laydays/Cancelling.
l.b.p. = length between perpediculars.
l.c.l. = less than container load.
LI/FO = Liner In / Free Out.
LNG = Liquid Naural Gas.
loa = length overall.
Lo-lo = lift-on lift-off.
LPG = Liquid Petroleum Gas
l.s. & d. = landing, storage and delivery.
l.t. = long ton.
l.t. = liner term.
lt.s. = laytime saved.
lt.s.b.e. = laytime saved both ends.
l.w. = low water.
l.w.o.n.t. = low water ordinary neap tides.
l.w.o.s.t. = low water ordinary spring tides.
max = maximun.
mdo = marine diesel oil.
m = metre.
M = Mile
Med = Mediterranean.
m.h.w.n. = mean high water neaps.
m.h.w.s. = mean high water springs.
mkt = market.
m.l.w.n. = mean low water neaps.
m.l.w.s. = mean low water springs.
min = minimun.
min/max = minimun/maximun.
MOA = Memorandum Of Agreement.
mol = more or less.
molchop = more or less in charterer’s option.
moloo = more or less in owner’s option.
m/r = mate’s receipt.
m.s. = motor ship.
M/T = Motor Vessel.
m.t. = metric ton.
m.v. = motor vessel.
n.a.a.b.s.a. = not always afloat but safe aground.
N.K.K. = Nippon Kaiji Kyokai.
n.o.e. = not otherwise enumerated.
n.o.r. = notice of readiness.
n.o.s. = not otherwise specified.
n.r.t. = net register tonnage.
n.v.o.c. = non-vessel owning carrier.
n.v.o.c.c. = non-vessel owning common carrier.
NYPE = New York Produce Exchange charter-party.
o.b.o. = ore / bulk / oil carrier.
OCIMF = Oil Companies International Marine Forum.
oo = owner option.
OO = Ore / Oil.
OPEC = Oil Product Exporter Countries.
O/T = Over Time.
PCC = Pure Car Carrier.
PPT = Prompt.
PSI = Pressure Square Inch.
PTAS = Pesetas.
P&I = Prevition and Indemnity.
RO-RO = Roll On / Roll Off.
R/T = freight per Revenue Ton
Shex = sunday and holiday excluded.
Shinc = sunday and holidays included.
s.af.at.ex = saturday afternoon excluded.
s.b. = safe berth.
SBT = Segregated Ballast Tank.
SF = Summer Freeboard.
SOLAS = Safety Of Life At Sea.
S&P = Sale & Purchase.
sp = safe port.
sw = Salt Water.
TBN = To Be Nominated.
T/C = Time / Charter.
TDW = Ton Dead-Weight.
TEU = Twenty Equivalet Unit.
t.i.p. = upon taking the inbound pilot.
TV = Tanker Vessel.
ULCC = Ultra Large Crude Carrier.
UCP = Uniform Customs and Practice.
USG = United State Gulf.
UK = United Kingsdon.
UNCTAD = United Nation Conference Trade And Development.
USA = United State of America.
USD = United State Dollars.
uu = unless used.
VAT = Value Added Tax.
VLCC = Very Large Crude Carrier.
W = Worldscale.
wafr = West Africa.
wccon = whether cleared customs or not.
wibon = whether in berth or not.
wibcon = weather in berth, channel or not.
wibpon = weather in berth, port or not.
wicon = whether in channel or not.
wipon = whether in port or not.
wp = whether permitting.
wts = working time saved.
ww = weather working.
wwd = wheather working day.
wwdfhex = wheather working day fridays and holidays excepted.
wwdshex = wheather working day sunday and holiday excluded.
yrs = years.