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Glossaries

Term Definition
ASN
Advance Shipment Notice
ASPW
Any Safe Port in the World
ASTERN
In the back of the ship, opposite of ahead
ATA
Actual time of arrival
ATD
Actual time of departure
ATDNSHINC
Any Time Day/Night Sundays and Holidays Included
ATFI
ATHWARTSHIPS
At right angles to the centreline of the ship
ATUTC
Actual Times Used to Count
AWB
Air waybill
B/L
(Bill of Lading) A document signed by the carrier which acts as a Contract of Affreightment, a receipt and evidence of title to the cargo.
BACKLETTER
Where a seller/shipper issues a 'letter of indemnity' in favour of the carrier in exchange for a clean bill of lading
BAF
Bunker Adjustment Factor. A Fuel Surcharge expressed as a percentage added or subtracted from the freight amount, reflecting the movement in the market place price for bunkers.
BALE CAP.
Cubic capacity of a vessels holds to carry packaged dry cargo such as bales/pallets
BALLAST
Heavy weight, often sea water, necessary for the stability and safety of a ship which is not carrying cargo

Clients and Services

IFA offers services that cover efficiently any need for transport by sea or by land, from machinery to complete 'hi-tech, from food to chemicals.

IFA

IFA has been operating since 1982 in the field of international shipping has always been pursuing a business strategy that focuses on the development of the service the client's business.

IFA International Forwarding Agent SRL | Via Cristoforo Colombo 6, 20066 Melzo (Milan) | Phone +39.02.95736765 - Fax +39.02.95737443 | p.iva IT04804330159