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.

X
X12 ANSI
The standard unit for inter-industry electronic interchange of business transactions.
Xeric
Requiring or containing only a small amount of moisture. For example, ‘a xeric environment’.