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B/L: Abbreviation for “Bill of Lading.”
BAF: Abbreviation for “Bunker Adjustment Factor” Used to compensate steamship lines for
fluctuating fuel costs. Sometimes called “Fuel Adjustment Factor” of FAF.
Bank Guarantee : For example a guarantee issued by a bank to a carrier to be used in lieu of lost or
missplaced original negotiable bill of lading.
Base Rate : A tariff term referring to ocean rate less accessorial charges, or simply the base tariff
Bill of Lading (B/L) : A document that establishes the terms of a contract between a shipper and a
transportation company. It serves as a document of title, a contract of carriage and a receipt for
Bonded Warehouse : A warehouse authorized by Customs authorities for storage of goods on wich
payment of duties is deferred until the goods are removed.
Booking: Arrangements with a carrier for the acceptance and carriage of freight; i.e., a space
Bow: The front of a vessel.
Bunker Charge : An extra charge sometimes added to steamship freight rates; justified by higher
fuel costs. (Also known as Fuel Adjustment Factor or FAF).
Bunkers : A maritime term referring to fuel used aboard the ship. Coal stowage areas aboard a
vessel in the past were bins or bunkers.
Billed Weight : The weight shown in a waybill and freight bill, i.e, the invoiced weight.