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Lashing

This is the operation executed by the ship´s personnel or by the palleters, so that cargo is tied and secured according to navigational techniques. Also called securing.

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Lay order

The period during which imported merchandise may remain at the place of unlading without some action being taken for its disposition., i.e. beyond the 5-day general order period. See general order.

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Laytime

The time allowed by the shipowner to the charterer or shipper in which to load or discharge the cargo. May be expressed in days or hours, or tonnes per day. Laytime may be set in running days (calendar day), working…

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LCL Less than container load

Refers to shipments of goods that will have to be packed together with other consignments in order to fill up a container. A container may be packed with LCL cargo at a container freight station for LCL delivery.

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LCL/FCL

A way of quoting container freight rates in which the carrier agrees to pack the container at the outset (LCL) but unpacking at destination must be carried out by the receiver or consignee. It is a common approach for importers…

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