Glossary

What does LT stand for? What does on-carriage mean? What's a time charter?

Shipping jargon and terminology can be confusing. In this section, we explain the meaning of the most commonly used international shipping terms.

If you still need a specific shipping term explained in detail, simply contact your nearest Safmarine office – we’re happy to help.

H
Handling Costs
The cost of transferring, preparing and otherwise contracting inventory.
Hangertainer
A special container equipped with hanger beams for the purpose of transporting garments on hangers
Harmless Chemicals
A cargo description. Note: Safmarine does not accept ‘harmless chemicals’ as a valid cargo description on shipping documents, because whether a chemical is harmless or not depends on the context in which the chemical appears or is used.