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Glossaries

Term Definition
T/S
Transhipment - a shipping arrangement in which a shipment is discharged of the vessel at an intermediate port enroute and subsequently reloaded to another vessel for carriage to its final destinationl
TBN
To Be Named / To Be Nominated
TC
Time Charter - Owners agree to hire a particular ship for a set length of time and provide technical management, crewing etc.
TCP
Time Charter Party
TEU
Standard 20' Container, twenty-foot equivalent unit, a standard size intermodal container.
THWARTSHIPS
At right angles to the centreline of the ship
TIDE
The periodic rise and fall of water level in the oceans
TIME BAR
Time after which legal claims will not be entered
TOPSIDES
The sides of a ship between the waterline and the deck; sometimes referring to onto or above the deck
TRIM
Fore and aft balance of a ship
TTL
Total
TW
Tween Decker

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