Common Transport Term Abbreviations

A.V. - Ad Valorem                   D.S. - Direct Surcharge                    H/P - House In Pier
A.N. - Arrival Notice D.V.  - Dry Van  Im/Tr - Import/Transhipment
A/W. - Actual Weight ETA - Estimated Time of Arrival LCL - Less Than Container Load
B.B.C. - Bare Boat Charter ETD - Estimated Time of Departure M/R - Mate's Receipt
B.A.F. - Bunker Adjusment Factor FAS - Free Alongside Ship M/S - Motor Ship
B/L - Bill of Lading FAK - Freight of All Kinds NVOCC - Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier
CCIB Approval - Approval of health, animal and   FCL - Full Container Load O.F. - Ocean Freight
plant quarantine of China F.I.  - Free In  O.T.C.  - Open Top Container
Commodity Inspection Bureau F.O.    Free Out  OAF  - Operation Application Form
CIR - Container Interchange Receipt F.I.O. - Free In & Out PTI - Pre-Trip Inspection
C.A.F. - Currency Adjustment Factor FIOST - Free I, Out, Stowed & Trimmed R/O - Release Order
CFS - Container Freight Station FOB - Free On Bard SCT - Shekon Container Terminals
C/O - Certificate of Origin FOR - Free On Rail S/O - Shipping Order
C.S.C. - Container Service Charge FOT - Free On Truck T/F - Overseas Cargo Transhipment 
CY - Container Yard FR - Flat Rack Declaration Form
D/O - Delivery Order F/T - Freight Ton W/T - With Transhipment at...
D.R - Dock Receipt H/H - House to House