• Main-line Operator

Abbreviation: MLO

A carrier employing vessel(s) in the main or principal routes in a trade but not participating within a consortium.

  • Manifest

Document, which lists the specifications of goods, loaded in a means of transport or equipment for transportation purposes.

As a rule cargo the agents in the place of loading draw up manifests

Note: For P&O Nedlloyd a manifest represents a cumulation of Bills of Lading for official and administrative purposes

  • Marine Insurance Policy

An insurance policy protecting the insured against loss or damage to his goods occurred during ocean transport.

  • Mate's Receipt

A document signed by the chief officer of a vessel acknowledging the receipt of a certain consignment on board of that vessel. On this document, remarks can be made as to the order and condition of the consignment.

  • Medical First Aid Guide

Abbreviation: MFAG

Instructions to be consulted in case of accidents involving dangerous goods. documents.

  • Merchant Haulage

Inland transport of cargo in containers arranged by the Merchant.

It includes empty container-moves to and from hand-over points in respect of containers released by the Carrier to Merchants.

Note: Carrier's responsibility under the Bill of Lading does not include the inland transport stretch under Merchant Haulage.

  • Multimodal Transport

The carriage of goods (containers) by at least two different modes of transport.

  • Multimodal Transport Document

Negotiable or non-negotiable document evidencing a contract for the performance and/or procurement of performance of combined transport of goods.

Thus a combined transport document is a document issued by a Carrier who contracts as a principal with the Merchant to effect a combined transport often on a door-to-door basis.

  • Multimodal Transport Operator/Carrier

The person on whose behalf the transport document or any document evidencing a contract of multimodal carriage of goods is issued and who is responsible for the carriage of goods pursuant to the contract of carriage.