EUROPEAN SHIPPING DIRECTORY

SHIPPING ABBREVIATIONS



  A1
AAOSA
AARA
AAS
ABS Class notation of vessel
Always Afloat or Safe Aground. Condition for a vessel whilst in port
Amsterdam-Antwerp-Rotterdam Area
Annual Automation control Survey

  BMEA
BNM
BOSV
BRM
BT
BTN
BTU
BWMP
British Marine Equipment Association
Broadcast Notice to Mariners
British Offshore Support Vessel Owners Association
Bridge Resources Management
Berth Terms
Brussels Tariff Nomenclature
British Thermal Unit
Ballast Water Management Plan

  C&F
C&F FO
C.B.T /CBT
Cft/CF
C/P /CP
CAD
CBM
Cost, Insurance & Freight
Cost and Freight Free Out
Clean Ballast Tanks
Cubic Feet (ft3)
Charterparty or Charter Party
Cash Against Documents
Cubic Meters

  DAF
DAM
DAPS
DBB
DBS
DD
DDP
Delivered At Frontier Cargo
Damage
Days All Purposes
Deals ,battens an Boards
Destryed By Storm
Dry Docking
Delivery Duty Paid

  ECU
ECS
EDH
EDI
EFIP
EGNOS
EHMA
EIA
EXL
European Currency Unit
Electronic Chart System
Efficient Deck Hand
Electronic Data Interchange
European Federation of Inland Ports
European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service
European Harbour Masters Association
Environmental Impact Assessment
Excess Of Loss

  FOC
FOW
FPA
FPDSO
FPS
FR
FRB
FRC
FRP
Flag of Convenience
Free On Warf
Free of Particular Average
Floating Production, Drilling, Storage and Offloading vessel
Floating Production and Storage
First Refusal. First attempt at best offer that can be matched
Fast Rescue Boat
Fast Rescue Craft
Facility Response Plan

  GMDSS
GMT
GNCN
GOV
GRT
GSV
GT
Global Maritime Distress and Safety System
Greenwich Mean Time (Universal/Zulu Time)
General Conditions
Gross Observed Volume
Gross Registered Tonnage
Gross Standard Volume
Gross Tons

  H&M
HAZMAT
HBL
HCPV
HCRF
HDLTSBENDS
HDWTS
HF
HFO
Hull and Machinery
NOAA's Hazardous Materials Response and Assessment Division
Hydrostatic Balanced Loading
High Capacity Passenger Vessel
Hydrographic Chart Raster Format
Half Dispatch Lay Time Saved Both Ends
Half Dispatch Working Time Saved
High Frequency
Heavy Fuel Oil

  IFR
ILDD
IMGS
IMO
INBD
INLS-code
INMARSAT
INTERCO
INTERTANKO
IRF
IRIS
IS
ISDN
ISDP
ISF
ISGOTT
ISM
ISSN
ITB
ITC
ITZ
IUHTAUTC
IWS
JMIE
JU
Interim Final Rule
In Lieu of Dry Dock, Class survey
Interim Final Rule
International Medical Guide for Ships
Inboard
International Noxious Liquid Substances
Intern. Maritime Convention on Communication by Satellite
International Code of Signals
Intern. Association of Independent Tanker Owners
Invoice Request Form
Incident Reporting Information System
Interim Final Rule
Intact Stability Code (IMO)
Integrated Services Digital Network
Integrated Ship Design and Production
International Shipping Federation
International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals
International Safety Management Code (ISM Code)
International Standard Serial Number
Integrated Tug Barge
International Tonnage Convention
Inshore Traffic Zone. Navigational lane
If Used, Half Time Actually to Count
In Water Survey
Joint Maritime Information System Jack-Up (MODU)

  KN
KPSS
KTM
kVA
KNOTS
Kuching-Pending and Sarikei Service
Keel To Mast
kilo Volts Amps

  L/C
L/D
L/T
LAMP
LANBY
LAWS
LBS
LCAC
LDGMANUAL
LDRS
LDT
LEL
LGC
LHG
LI
LIFO
LL
LMC
LNG
LO/LO
LOP
LOT
LPG
LR
LSI
LSS
LWONT
Letter Of Credit
average load/discharge rate per day, in tons
Long tons (2,240 lbs.)
Large Amplitude Motions and Loads
Large Automatic Navigation Buoy
Legal Automated Workstation System
Lifeboat stations
Landing Craft Air Cushion
Loading Manual
Legal Document Research System
Light Displacement Ton
Lower Explosive Limit
Liquefied Gas Carrier
Liquefied Hazardous Gas
Loading Instrument
Liner In Free Out
Loadline
Lloyds Machinery Certificate
Liquefied Natural Gas
Lift On/Lift Off
Line of Position
Load On Top
Liquefied Petroleum Gas
Lloyd's Register of Shipping
Life Saving Index
Limited Smooth Water Servic
Low Water Ordinary Near Tides

  M&R
M/T
MV
MAIB
MARSB
MARDEZ
MARPOL
MARS
MAYDAY
MB
MCDS
MCRC
MCTM
MEHRA
MEP
MFCMA
MGO
MIB
MIN
MIS
MLB
MLW
MMD
MMLD
MMSI
MNTB
MOB
MODU
MOP
MPA
MRCC
MSB
MT
Maintenance & Repair
Metric tons (2,250 lbs.
Motor Vessel
Marine Accident Investigation Branch
Marine Assistance Request Broadcasts
Maritime Defense Zones
Marine Pollution Prevention
Marine Accident Reporting Scheme
Distress Signal
Main Bearing
Modular Cargo Delivery System
Marine Casualty Response Center
Marine Custody Transfer Measurement
Marine Environmentally High Risk Areas
Marine Environmental Protection
Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act
Marine Gas Oil
Marine Index Bureau
Marine Information Note
Missing
Motor Lifeboat/li>
Mean Low Water
Merchant Marines Document (USCG)
Merchant Marine Licensing & Document System
Maritime Mobile Service Identity
Merchant Navy Training Board
Man Overboard
Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit
Mobile Offshore Production
Marine Protection Area
Maritime rescue coordination centre
Maritime Subsidy Board
Metric Tons

  NA
NAVSEA
NFTZ
MIMIS
MNNAVTEX
NOP
NORSKE VERITAS
NPV
NSV
NSW
NT
MVOCC
Not Applicable
Naval Sea System Command
Non free trade zone
NPFC Integrated Management System.
Navigational and meteorological warning broadcast service
Notice of Protest
Norwegian classification society
Net Present Value
Net Standard Volume
Net Standard Weight
Net Tons
Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier

  O/T
OBQ
OILPOL
OOD
OOG
OOW
ORO
OSV
OT
OTBD
Overtime
On-Board Quantity
Oil Pollution
Officer of the deck
Out Of Gauge
Officer of the watch
Ore/Oil Carrier
Offshore Supply Vessel
Oil Tight
Outboard

  P&I
P&TP
P/V
P/VF
PANAMAX
PBR
PCC
PCGO
PDPR
PF
PFD
PFT
PHPD
PI
PIC
PLS
PLTC
PMM
PMS
PO
POSH
PP
PPF
PPM
PROP
PSC
PSI
PSU
PTO
PUF
PWWD
Protecting & Indemnity Club
Pushing and Towing Purposes
Pressure Vacuum - Valve
Passenger/Vehicles Ferry
maximum size capable of transit of the Panama Canal
Port Billing Rate
Pure Car Carrier
Part Cargo
Per Day Pro-Rated
Port Forward
Personal Flotation Device
Per Freight Ton
Per Hatch Per Day
Port Inboard
Person In Charge
Position Location Systems
Port Liner Term Charges
Preventive Machinery Maintenance system
Planned Maintenance System
Purchase Order
Port Out Starboard Home
Port Prefix
Port Forward
Parts Per Million
Propeller
Port State Control
Pounds Per Square Inch
Portable Sampling Unit
Power Take Off
Passenger User Fee
Per Weather Working Day

  QC
QIT
QSCS
Quality Coordinator
Quality Improvement Team
Quality System Certification System

  R&D
RADAR
RAS
RBS
RCVR
RDF
REEFER
REF
REP
REV
REVRPT
RFC
RFI
RFP
RFQ
RGCS
RHS
RIB
RM
ROB
ROE
RORO
RRDA
RRS
RRT
Research And Development
Radio Direction and Range
Replenishment at Sea
Recreational Boating Safety
Receivers)
Radio Direction Finder
Refrigerated Cargo Ship or Container
Refrigeration
Reporting System
Reversing
Revised Report
Request For Class
Request For Invoice
Request For Approval
Request for Quote
Restricted Greater Coasting Service
River and Harbour Service
Rigid Inflatable Boat
Room
Remaining On-Board
Rate Of Exchange
Roll On/Roll Off
Rapid Response Damage Assessment
Russian Register of Shipping
Rapid Response Team

  SAF
SAIL
SALM
SARMIS
SATPM
SBS
SBT
SCA
SCAC
SCAMP
SCM
SCRS
SDWT
SELFD
SER
SLC
SLE
SLP
SNAC
SOC
SOS
SP
SP MAT
SPM
SRTS
SSHINC
STARS
STD
SUEZMAX
SVY
SWAD
Special Attendance Fees
System to Automate and Integrate Logistics
Single Anchor Leg Mooring
SAR Management Information System
Saturday P.M.
Shipboard System
Segregated Ballast Tanks
Suez Canal Authority
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Shipboard Computer Aided Maintenance Program
Subsidies and Countervailing Measures
Croatian Register of Shipping
Summer Deadweight
Self Discharging
Service
Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificate
Safety Equipment Certificate
Passenger Ship Safety Certificate
Single Number Access Code
Shipper Owned Container
Morse Code Distress Signal
Safe Port
Special Material
Single Point Mooring System
Survey Report Tracking Sheet
Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays Included
Ship Tracking and Retrieval System
Short Term Disability
Tanker with max. size capable of transit of the Suez Canal
Survey
Salt Water Arrival Draft

  T&SP
T/C
T/S
TAX
TBS
TCS
TCV
TEU
TFW
TLFG
TNK
TO
TOCA
TOT
TOV
TPC
TPI
TRC
TRF
TW
Towing and Salvage Purposes
Time Charter
Tug/Salvage
Storage Tanks Tax
To Be Scrapped
Tanker Caustic Soda
Total Calculated Volume
Twenty Foot
Tanker Fresh Water
Tanker, Liquefied Flammable Gases
Tank
Tender Offer
Transfer Of Class Agreement (IACS)
Total Loss
Total Observed Volume
Tons Per Centimeter
Tons Per Inch (Immersion)
Type Rating Certificate
Telecommunication Relay Float
Tween Decker

  UC
UEL
UFL
UHP
UPS
UR
Unanimous Consent
Upper Explosive Limit
Upper Flammable Limit
Ultra High Pressure
Uninterrupted Power Supply
Ukrainian Register

  VDR
VDU
VHF
VIDS
VLBC
VLCC
VRS
VSOA
VTMS
Voyage Data Recorder
Visual Display Unit
Very High Frequency
Vessel Identification System
Very Large Bulk Carrier
Very Large Crude Carrier
Vapor Recovery System
Vessel Safety and Operations Audit
Vessel Traffic Management Services

  WLTHC
WP/SRC
WQIS
WS
WT
WTBS
WWD
Water Line / Top of Hatch Coaming
Working Party on Surveyors Reporting and Certification
Water Quality Insurance Syndicate
Worldscale
Watertight
Water-Tube Boiler Survey
Water Working Days

  YAR
YGS
YRS
York Antwerp Rules
Year of Grace Survey
Years

 

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