International Shipping Terms Glossary
- The Automated Export System (AES) allows electronic filing of the Shippers Export Declaration (SED) and ocean manifest information directly to U.S. Customs Automated Export Declaration Filing.
- ASTM International is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world and a trusted source for technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services. Known for their high technical quality and market relevancy, ASTM International Standards have an important role in the information infrastructure that guides design, manufacturing and trade in the global economy.
- air freight
- Transportation of goods or product by airplane. Lower shipping costs may apply for certain commodities and destinations.
- arranges cargo movement to an international destination
- dispatches shipments from the United States via common carriers and books or otherwise arranges space for those shipments on behalf of shippers
- prepares and processes the documentation and performs related activities pertaining to those shipments
- are required to obtain a license from the FMC (46 CFR § 515.3)
- are required to submit proof of financial responsibility for payment of claims (46 CFR Part 515 Subpart C) arising from transportation-related activities
- a common carrier that holds itself out to the public to provide ocean transportation, issues its own house bill of lading or equivalent document, and does not operate the vessels by which ocean transportation is provided
- a shipper in its relationship with the vessel-operating common carrier involved in the movement of cargo
- are required to obtain a license from the FMC (46 CFR § 515.3) (if a U.S.-based company)
- are required to submit proof of financial responsibility for payment of claims (46 CFR Part 515 Subpart C) (arising from its transportation-related activities
- are required to publish a tariff (46 CFR § 520.3)
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