• FMC

Federal Maritime Commission (Control of Shipping acts USA)

  • FTL

Full Truck Load, an indication for a truck transporting cargo directly from supplier to receiver.

  • Factory Delivery

The delivery of goods by a factory whereby the goods are put at the disposal of another (internal) party such as a commercial department

  • Feeder

A vessel normally used for local or coastal transport (for carriage of cargo and/or containers) to and from ports not scheduled to be called by the main (ocean) vessel, directly connecting these ports to the main (ocean) vessel.

  • Flag

An indication of the country in which a means of transport is registered through a reference to the ensign of this country.

  • Flammable

Capable to be set on fire under given circumstances. (Amendment 25 IMO DGS).

  • Flash Point

The lowest temperature at which a good produces enough vapour to form a flammable mixture with air.

  • Flat Rack Container

A container with two end walls and open sides.

  • Fleet

Any group of means of transport acting together or under one control.

  • Force Majeure

Circumstance which is beyond the control of one of the parties to a contract and which may, according to the terms and conditions, relieve that party of liability for failing to execute the contract.

  • Fork Lift Truck

Abbreviation: FEU

Unit of measurement equivalent to one forty foot container.

  • Forwarder

The party arranging the carriage of goods including connected services and/or associated formalities on behalf of a shipper or consignee.

  • Forwarding Charge

Charges paid or to be paid for preliminary surface or air transport to the airport of departure by a forwarder, but not by a carrier under an Air Waybill (air cargo).

  • Forwarding Instruction

Document issued to a freight forwarder, giving instructions to the forwarder for the forwarding of goods described therein.