Bunker Adjustment Factor: a surcharge on shipping charges which may be added on top of basic freight charges to offset price fluctuations in the cost of fuel; generally 0–10%.
A container inspector.
A standard-sized rectangular box used to transport freight by ship, rail and highway.
International Convention for Safe Containers: an international standard for the condition of containers.
A container is inspected at the container depot in compliance with a certain standard. When the container passes the inspection, its CSC validity may continue.
An adhesive label or a stamp on the CSC plate indicating the period of validity of the CSC plate for the container in question.
Cargo worthy; also, Cash With Order (INCOTERM)
High Cube: a container higher than a normal DC container, at 9.5 ft. (9′ 6″).
A chassis equipped with a small crane used to lower the container several metres away from the chassis.
A lifting lug on the end wall of a container, used to pull the container onto the chassis.
High Cube Reefer: a refrigerated/heated container, higher than a normal RC container.
An intermediate bulk container.
An insulated container.
Guide for Container Equipment Inspection, 5th edition, published by the Institute of International Container Lessors (IICL); a guide determining the criteria for container condition and repair requirements. Used for container inspections.
A label indicating that the cargo contains harmful or hazardous substances (IMCO = Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organisation).
A container built to international standard dimensions (ISO = International Organisation for Standardisation).
Removal of the prefix from a container when the container is sold.
An open top container fitted with a tarpaulin instead of a roof, loaded from the top.
Reefer container: a refrigerated/heated container.
A vehicle used to move containers.
Rails fitted on the bottom of a container to enable transportation using roll-off equipment.
SD / FSD
Side Door/Full-Side Door: the long side of a container has full-side doors, with the whole side opening.
A chassis equipped with a hoist that lowers the container down to the ground next to the chassis.
Single Use / One Way / One Trip Container
A term used for new shipping containers, which always do 1–2 trips prior to being put up for sale.
A container that no longer conforms to CSC standards but is still suitable for storage purposes.
A container used for transport/storage of liquids.
The dead weight of a container without a load.
An area designated for storing containers coming into and going out of the country, usually loaded.
Twenty-foot equivalent unit: a standard unit used in container transport. 1 TEU is 20 feet long and 8.5 feet (8′ 6″) high. A 40′ DC = 2 TEUs.
Delivered to destination; a term of delivery used in Finland (Finnterms 2001).
Wind and Water Tight: a wind- and water-tight container, which may have been fixed using temporary repair methods.