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Glossaries

Term Definition
SATPM
Saturday P.M.
SB
Safe Berth
SD (or SID)
Single Decker
SEAFREIGHT
Costs charged for transporting goods over the sea. This does not cover haulage or loading/discharging costs but the sea transport only
SEAWORTHINESS
Statement of condition of the vessel (valid certificates, fully equipped and manned etc.)
SELFD
Self Discharging
SEMI-TRAILERS
Are usually 12.0 meter flat bed road trailers
SF
Stowage Factor. Cubic space (measurement tonne) occupied by one tonne (2,240 lbs/1,000 kgs) of cargo
SHEX
Sundays/Holidays Excluded
SHINC
Sundays/Holidays Included
SHPR
Shipper - the party in whose name a contract of carriage of goods has been concluded with at carrier or any party by whom, in whose name or on whose behalf the goods are actually delivered to the carrier in relation to the contract of carriage.
SKIDS
Are bearers (timber or steel) positioned under the cargo to enable forklift handling at port, and for ease of rigging and lashing on board ship.
SN
Satellite Navigation - A form of position finding using radio transmissions from satellites with sophisticated on-board automatic equipment
SOC
Shipper Owned Container
SOF
Statement of Facts

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