Shipper

As the party who contracts for carriage, the party who enters in a contract of carriage with a carrier and pays the carrier is in a position to give the carrier handling instructions. For freight-prepaid shipments this would usually be…

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Shipper´s letter of instruction (SLI)

A form issued by a shipper to authorize a carrier to issue a bill of lading or an air waybill on the shipper´s behalf. The form contains all details of shipment and authorizes the carrier to sign the bill of…

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Shipper´s load and count

A carrier´s notation disclaiming responsibility for the quantity of the cargo´s contents; the quantity declared is thus purely the shipper´s statement. If there is a dispute because less than a contract quantity is delivered, the carrier wishes to be free…

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Shipper´s load and count (S & C)

A carrier´s notation disclaiming responsibility for the quantity of the cargo´s contents; the quantity declared is thus purely the shippers statement. If there is a dispute because less than a contract quantity is delivered, the carrier wishes to be free…

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Shipping conference

A group of shipping lines which have associated to offer regular service on specific routes at publicly announced prices. Conferences generally offer specific rebates for regular or high-volume shipments. Shipment by conference lines is sometimes referred to as liner shipping…

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