Organization, whose main function is to carry out surveys of vessels, its purpose being to set and maintain standards of construction and upkeep for vessels, their engines and their safety equipment. A classification society also inspects and approves the construction of shipping containers. Bureau veritasDet Norske VeritasGermanischer LloydLloyd's Register of Shipping
Receipt for goods issued by a shipping line that indicates that the goods were received in "apparent good order and condition", without damage or other irregularities. Foul Bill of LadingLetter of Indemnity
Draft with no accompanying documents.
When goods are loaded on board and the document issued in respect to these goods is clean. Note: Through the usage of the UCP 500 rules the term has now become superfluous.
Abbreviation: CWE. Cleared by customs without inspection.
Terminal where customs facilities for the clearance of goods are available.
Abbreviation: COU. Detachable aggregate for a temperature controlled container (Conair).
Container of a closed type, similar to a general-purpose container, but specially designed for carriage of cargo where ventilation, either natural or mechanical (forced), is necessary.