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Abbreviation for the "Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits," published by the International Chamber of Commerce. This is the most frequently used standard for making payments in international trade; e.g., paying on a Letter of Credit. It is most frequently referred to by its shorthand title: UCP No. 500. This revised publication reflects recent changes in the transportation and banking industries, such as electronic transfer of funds.
Abbreviation for "Uniform Freight Classification."
The space not filled with liquid in a drum or tank.
United Nations EDI for Administration, Commerce and Transport. EDI Standards are developed and supported by the UN for electronic message (data) interchange on an international level.
Freight that has not been called for or picked up by the consignee or owner.
To charge less than the proper amount.
Rules for letters of credit drawn up by the Commission on Banking Technique and Practices of the International Chamber of Commerce in consultation with the banking associations of many countries. See Terms of Payment.
Packages loaded on a pallet, in a crate or any other way that enables them to be handled at one time as a unit.
A train of a specified number of railcars, perhaps 100, which remain as a unit for a designated destination or until a change in routing is made.
Loading one or more large items of Cargo onto A single piece of equipment, such as A pallet.
Removal of a shipment from a vessel.
A document required on merchandise imported into the United States.