Air Cargo Abbreviation

 

airfreight Abbreviation

 

 

Air Cargo Abbreviation

     

A

AAMS

Air Automated Manifest System

ACT

Active Temperature Controlled System

ADR

International and European contract for hazardous goods transports on the road

AOG

Aircraft on ground

ATA

Air Transport Association of America

ATB

Air Transport Board of Canada

ATT

goods attached to air waybill

AVI

Live animal

AWB

Air Waybill

 

 

B

B

Rate class code indicating Basic charge as used in the rate class box of the AWB

BIG

Outsized

BUC

Bulk Unitization Charges

BUP

Bulk unitization programme, shipper/consignee handled unit

 

C

C

Rate class code indicating SCR as used in the rate class box of the AWB

C.A.F

Currency Adjustment Factor (compensation factor for the various currencies)

C.O.D.

Cash on Delivery

CAO

Cargo aircraft only

 

 

C

CASS

Cargo Accounts Settlement System

CAT

Cargo attendant accompanying shipment

CC

Charges Collect

CCA

Cargo Charges Correction Advise

CFR

Cost and Freight

CIF

Cost, Insurance and Freight

CIP

Carriage and Insurance paid to

CITES

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

CKD

Completely Knocked Down (car)

cm

Centimeter(s)

cm3

cubic centimeter(s)

COD

Cash on Delivery

COL

Cool goods

COM

Company mail

CPT

Carriage paid to

CRO

Central Reservation Office

CTC (A)

Canadian Transport Commission (Air Transport Committee)

C-TPAT

USA Customs-Trade Partnership against Terrorism

cu. ft.

Cubic foot (feet)

cu. In.

Cubic inch(es)

cu.ft. Or cft

Cubic foot (feet)

CVGK

Customs value per gross kilogram (kg)

CVGP

Customs value per gross pound (lb)

Cy.

Currency Adjustment Factor (compensation factor for the various currencies)

 

D

D.O. or D/O

Delivery Order

D/A

Delivery Agent

DAF

Delivered at frontier

DDP

Delivered duty paid

DDU

Delivered duty unpaid

DEQ

Delivered ex quay (duty paid)

DES

Delivered ex ship

DGD

Shipper's declaration for dangerous goods

DGR

Dangerous Goods Regulations

DIP

Diplomatic mail

Dir.

Direct

dm3

cubic decimeter(s)

DOT

Department of Transportation (of the USA)

 

E

E

Rate class code indicating over pivot rates as used in the rate class box of the AWB

e.g.

for example

E.T.A.

Estimated Time of Arrival (scheduled arrival time of aircraft)

E.T.D.

Estimated Time of Departure (scheduled departure time of aircraft)

EAT

Foodstuffs

EFTA

European Free Trade Association

EFTA

European Free Trade Association

EU

European Union

EWB

Express Waybill

excl.

excluding

 

 

F

F.A.K. (FAK)

Freight All Kind

FAS

free alongside ship

FCA

Free carrier

FCR

Forwarders Certificate of Receipt

FFI

Freight Forward International

FIATA

FIATA, in French "Fédération Internationale des Associations de Transitaires et

Assimilés", in English "International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations".

FIATA, a non-governmental organization.

FIL

Undeveloped/unexposed film

FOB

Free on Board

FRI

Frozen goods subject to veterinary/phytosanitary inspections

FRO

Frozen goods

ft.

foot (feet)

 

G

GATT

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

GBL

U.S. Government Bill of Lading

GCR

General Cargo Rate

GOH

Hanging garments

 

G

HEA

Heavy cargo, 150kg and over per piece

HEG

Hatching eggs

HUM

Human remains in coffins

HWB

House Waybill

 

 

I

i.e.

that is

IATA

International Air Transport Association

ICAO

International Civil Aviation Organization

ICC

International Chamber of Commerce

ICE

Dry ice

IMDG - code

International maritime dangerous goods code

IMF/IWF

International Monetary Fund

in.

inch(es)

incl.

including

INCOTERMS

Incoterms make international trade easier and help traders in different countries to

understand one another. These standard trade definitions that are most commonly used

in international contracts are protected by ICC copyright.

INTRM

Intermediate point

ISO

International Standardization Organization

ISO 14001

Environmental Standard

ISO 17799

Code of Practice for Information Security Management

ISO 9001

Quality Management Standard

ISO/TS 16949

Automotive Technical Specification

 

J

JIT

Just in Time

JOT

Just on Time

 

G

K

Rate class code indicating rate per kilogramme as used in the rate class box of the AWB

kg.

kilogram(s)

KPI

Key Performance Indicators

 

 

L

L/C

Letter of Credit

LAR

Live Animals Regulation

lb.

pound(s)

LHO

Living human organs/blood

LIC

License required

 

M

M

Rate class code indicating minimum charges as used in the rate class box of the AWB

m

meter(s)

m3

cubic meter(s)

MAG

Magnetized material

MCO

Miscellaneous Charges Order

MUW

Munitions of war

 

N

N

Rate class code indicating the 1kg general cargo rate, as used in the rate class box of

the AWB

N.A.

North America issue of TACT

N.E.S.

Not elsewhere specified indicates that certain types of that commodity have been

specified under another item number

NCV

No Commercial Value or No Customs Value

NDA

No dimensions available

No., Nr.

Number

NVD

No value Declared

NWP

Newspapers, magazines

 

O

OBX

Obnoxious cargo

OHG

Overhang item

 

P

P.O.(B).

Post Office (Box

PAC

Passenger and cargo

PBA

Paid by Agent

PEA

Hunting trophies, skin, hide, and all articles made from or containing parts of species

listed in the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) appendices

PEF

Flowers

PEM

Meat

PEP

Fruits and vegetables

PER

Perishable cargo

PES

Fish/Seafood

PIL

Pharmaceuticals

POD

Port of  Discharge

POL

Port of  Loading

PP

Charge Prepaid

 

Q

Q

Rate class code indicating the Quantity 45kg. (100lb) and over rate as used in the rate

class box of the AWB

QRT

Quick Ramp Transfer

QSHE

Quality, Safety, Health, Environment including Security

 

R

R

Rate class code indicating that a reduced class rate has been applied as used in the rate

class box of the AWB

RAC

Reserved Air Cargo

RCL

Cryogenic liquids

RCM

Corrosive

RCX

Explosives 1.3C

RDS

Diagnostic specimens

REQ

Expected Quantities of Dangerous Goods

REX

Normally forbidden explosives - Divisions 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4F, 1.5 and 1.6

RFG

Flammable gas

RFL

Flammable liquid

RFS

Flammable solid

RFW

Dangerous when wet

RGX

Explosives 1.3G

RIS

Infectious substance

RMD

Miscellaneous dangerous goods

RNG

Non-flammable non-toxic gas

ROP

Organic peroxide

ROX

Oxidizer

RPB

Toxic substance

RPG

Toxic gas

RRE

Excepted Quantities of Radioactive Material

RRW

Radioactive material, category I-white

RRY

Radioactive material, categories II and II-yellow

RSB

Polymeric beads

RSC

Spontaneously combustible

RXB

Explosives 1.4B

RXC

Explosives 1.4C

RXD

Explosives 1.4D

RXE

Explosives 1.4E

RXG

Explosives 1.4G

RXS

Explosives 1.4S

 

S

S

Rate class code indicating that a surcharged class rate has been applied as used in the

rate class box of the AWB

SAL

Surface mail

SCR

Specific Commodity Rate

SDR

Special Drawing Rights

SHL

Save human life

SITA

Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques

SLI

Shipper's Letter of Instruction

SOC

Shipper's Own Container

SPF

Laboratory animals

SUR

Surface transportation

SWP

Sporting weapons

TACT

The Air Cargo Tariff

TAPA

Technology Asset Protection Association

THC

Terminal Handling Charges

 

U

U

Rate class code indicating ULD Basic rate or charge as used in the rate class box in the

AWB

UATP

Universal Air Travel Plan

UCP

Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credit

ULD

Unit Load Device

UNCTAD

United Nations Conference of Trade and Development

  

V

v.v.

vice versa

VAL

Valuable cargo

VOL

Volume

VUN

Vulnerable cargo

 

 

W

W

Rate class code indicating an additional weight charge as used in the rate class box of

the AWB

W or WT

Weight Ton or Measurement

W.W.

worldwide issue of TACT

W/M

Weight Ton or Measurement

WET

Shipments of wet material not packed in watertight containers

WTO

World Trade Organization

 

 

U

X

Rate class code indicating ULD additional information as used in the rate class box of

the AWB

XPS

Priority small package

 

 

Y

Y

Rate class code indicating ULD discount as used in the rate class box of the AWB

 


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