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Monday, January 14, 2013

Shipping Terms - Letter M

Maritime, Shipping and Commercial Terms,
Expressions, Abbreviations, Measuring Units, etc.
Dictionary of Shipping Terms

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Mafi Trailer
German brand name trailer with solid rubber wheels used for RoRo purposes.
Maiden Trip
First voyage of a vessel after delivery to her owner(s).
A cumulative list of Bills of Lading for official and administrative purposes, drawn up by the agents in the place of loading
Marks & Numbers
The identifying detail on a package. Actual markings which appear on packages.
Mate's Receipt
A document signed by the chief officer of a vessel acknowledging the receipt of a certain shipment on board. Remarks can be made as to the order and condition of the consignment.
Mixed Commodity Box Rate
Measurement Ton
A ton of one cubic metre water.
Memo B/L
A Bill of Lading issued for in-house purposes for cargo short shipped or loaded in advance of issuance of full Bill of Lading.
Shipper and/or Consignee and anyone acting on their behalf, owning or entitled to possession of the goods.
Merchant Haulage (MH)
Inland transport of cargo in containers arranged and paid by the Merchant under Merchant’s responsibility.
Mobile Harbour Crane.
Cargo moves via land from/to inland point; another term for IPI..
Minimum B/L
The least amount you can charge per individual Bill of Lading.
Minimum Charge
The lowest amount which applies to the transport of a consignment, irrespective of weight or volume.
Miniland Bridge. Cargo moves port to port via land; port to port via rail; port destination served overland by rail.
Mother Vessel
Main vessel in a liner service designated to move containers from set origin points to set destination points on a regular basis.
Motor Bridge
Cargo that moves via truck overland to U.S. West Coast.
Metric Ton (equivalent to 2,204.62 lbs. or 35.314 cft.)
Multi Purpose Vessel
Vessel designed for the carriage of different types of cargo: general, bulk, heavy and/or containerised cargo.
Multimodal Transport
The carriage of cargo (containers) by means of at least two different modes of transport.
Multimodal Transport Document
Goto : Combined Transport Document.
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