A – ALFA
AA = Always Afloat
AAAA = Always Afloat Always Accessible
AARA = Amsterdam – Antwerp – Rotterdam Area
ABS = American Bureau of Shipping
ABT = About
ADCOM = Adress comission
AFSPS = Arrival First Sea Pilot Station (Norway)
AGW = All Going Well
ALU = Aluminium
ANTHAM = Antwerp – Hamburg range
APS = Arrival Pilot Station
ARAG = Amsterdam – Rotterdam – Antwerp – Ghent Range
ATDNSHINC = Any Time Day/Night Sundays and Holidays Included
ATUTC = Actual Time Used To Count

B – BRAVO
B = Bale (cargo capacity, used in G/B)
BAF = Bunker Adjusting Factor (Freight)
Bb = Bareboat
BBB = Before Breaking Bulk
BDI = Both Dates Inclusive
BEAM = Bredth of ship
BENDS or BE = Both Ends (Load and discharge ports)
BI = Both Inclusive
BIMCO = Baltic and International Maritime Council
BL = Bale
BLK = Bulk
B/N = Booking Note
BOB = Bunker On Board
Br = Breadth
BHP = Break Horse Power
Br.ld. = Break Load
BROB = Bunker Remaining On Board
Brt = Gross Tonnage
BWAD = Brackish Water Arrival Draft

C – CHARLIE
CAF = Currency Adjusting Factor
Cap = Capacity
CBFT = Cubic feet
CBM = Cubic Meters
C/C = sshinC/sshinC (loading/discharging terms)
Ce Ta = Center Tank
CFT = Cubic feet
CFR = Cost and Freight
Chem = Chemical
CHOPT = Charterers Option
CIF = Cost Insurance and Freight
CIP = Carriage and Insurance paid to…
COA = Contract of Affreightment
COACP = Contract of Affreightment Charter Party
COGSA = Carriage of Goods by Sea Act
COW = Crude Oil Washing
COP = Custom of Port
C/P = Charter Party
CPT = Carriage Paid To
CPD = Charterers Pay Dues
CQD = Customary Quick Despatch
CR = Current Rate
Cr = Crane
CROB = Cargo Remaining Onboard
CUFT = Cubic Feet
Cy = Cylinders
C/X = sshinC / ssheX (loading / discharging terms)

D – DELTA
D/A = Disbursement Account
DAF = Delivered at Frontier
DAP = Days All Purpose (Total days for loading and discharging)
Dbl = Double
DBL SKIN = Double Skinned
DC = Discharge Capacity
DDP/(U) = Delivered Duty Paid (Unpaid)
DELY = Delivery
DEM = Demurrage
DES = Delivered Ex Ship
DEQ = Delivered Ex Quay
DESP = Despatch
DHDATSBE = Despatch Half Demurrage on All Time Saved Both Ends
DHDWTSBE = Despatch Half Demurrage on Working Time Saved Both Ends
DK = Deck
DNV = Det Norske Veritas
DO = Diesel Oil
DPT = Depth
DWCC = Deadweight carrying capacity
DWAT = Deadweight all told

E – ECHO
EC = East Coast
EIU = Even If Used
ETA = Expected Time of Arrival
ETC = Estimated Time of Completion
ETD = Estimated Time of Departure
ETS = Expected Time of Sailing
EXCL = Exclusive
EXW = Ex Works

F – FOXTROT
FHEX = Friday Holidays Excluded (Muslim Countries)
FHINC = Friday Holidays Included (Muslim Countries)
FIO = Free In and Out
FIOS = Free In and Out Stowed
FIOST = Free In and Out Stowed and Trimmed
FIOT = Free In and Out Trimmed
FIT = Free In Trimmed
FIW = Free In Wagon
F/N = Fixing Note
FO = For Orders
FO(IFO) = Fuel Oil
FOB = Free On Board
FOG = For Our Guidance
FOR = Free On Rail
FOQ = Free On Quay
FOT = Free On Truck
FOW = First Open Water
FOW = Free On Wharf
Fr.wa. = Fresh Water
Free Ex Ins = Free of any extra insurance (Owners)
FPSO = Floating Production Storage and Offloading Unit
FTD = Fitted
FWAD = Fresh Water Arrival Draft
FYG = For Your Guidance
FYI = For Your Information

G – GOLF
G = Grain (cargo capacity, used in G/B)
GA = General Average
GASBEND = Good And Safe (Port) Both Ends
GD/GD = Gdynia/Gdansk
GENS = Generals or general cargo
GEOROT = Geographical Rotation
GL = Germanischer Lloyd
Gless = Gearless
GO = Gas Oil
GNS = German North Sea
Gr = Grain
GMDSS = Global Maritime Distress Safety System
GRD = Geared
GSB = Good Safe Berth
GTEE = Guarantee

H – HOTEL
HA = Hatch
HDLTSBENDS = Half Despatch Lay Time Saved Both Ends
HBF = Harmless Bulk Fertilizer
HDWTS = Half Demurrage Weather Time Saved
HELDK = Helicopter Deck
HHDW = Handy Heavy d.w (Scrap)
HMS = Heavy Metal Scraps
HO = Cargo Hold
HO/HA = Hold(s) / Hatch(es)
HR = Hour
HRS = Hours
HV = Heavy
HVFL = Heavy Fuel
HW = High Water

I – INDIA
IFO = Intermediate Fuel Oil
IMDG = International Maritime Dangerous Code
IU = If Used
IMO = International Maritime Organization
IUHTAUTC = If Used, Half Time Actually To Count

J – JULIET

K – KILO
Kn = Knots
KTM = Keel to Top of Mast

L – LIMA
LAT = Latitude
LAYCAN = Layday Cancelling date
LC = Loading Capacity
LCR = Lowest Current Rate
L/D = Load / Discharge
LDN = Laden
Lmpsm = Lumpsum
LNG = Liquified Natural Gas
LOA = Lenght over all
LOF = Lloyd’s Open Form
Lo Ho = Lower Hold
LOI = Letter Of Indemnity
LOLO = Lift On LIft Off
LOW = Last Open Water
LPG = Liquified Petroleum Gas
LPS = Lumpsum
LR = Lloyds Register of Shipping
L.S. = Lumpsum
LSD = Lashed Secured Dunnage
L.T. = Liner Terms
LT = Long Tons
LW = Low Water

M – MIKE
MB = Merchant Broker
MDO (DO) = Marine Diesel Oil
MDWT = Metric Deadweight Tons
Min/Max = Minimum / Maximum
MO = Managing Owner
MOLCHOP = More Or Less Charterers Option
MOLOO = More Or Less Owners Option
MT = Metric Tonnes
MTONS = Metric Tonnes

N – NOVEMBER
NAABSA = Not always afloat but safely aground
NCB = National Cargo Bureau
NCS = Norwegian Continental Shelf
NMD = Norwegian Maritime Directorate
NOKUS = Norwegian controlled foreign company in low tax country
NOR = Notice Of Readiness

O – OCTOBER
o.a. = Over All
OA = Over Aged
OBO = Oil Bulk Ore
Onw = Onwards
OO = Owners Option
OP = Operator
OT = On Truck
OW = Owners

P – PAPA
Pax = Passenger Vessel
PDPR = Per Day Pro Rata
P/E = Purchase Enquiry
PGH = Per Geared Hatch
PHPD = Per Hatch Per Day
POT = Potable Water
PPT = Prompt
PWH = Per Workable Hatch
PWWD = Per Weather Working Day

Q – QUEBEC

R – ROMEO
REEF = Refrigerated
RGE = Range
RNR = Rate Not Reported
ROB = Remaining On Board
RORO = Roll On Roll Off
RPM = Revs. Per Minute

S – SIERRA
S.THR. = Side Thruster
SBM = Soya Bean Meal
SATSHEX = Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays Excluded
SATSHINC = Saturday, Sundays, Holidays Included
SBS = Safe Berth
SBT = Segregated Ballast Tanks
SELFDISCH = Selfdischarger
SHEX = Sundays, Holidays Exluded
SHINC = Sundays, Holidays Included
SID = Singledecker
SLPTA = Slop Tanks
SOF = Statement Of Facts
SOM = Swedish Official Measure
SP = Safe Ports
S/R B/L = Signing and Releasing Bill(s) of Lading
SS and C = Same Sea and Country Coast
SSHEX = Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays Excluded
SSHINC = Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays Included
ST = Short Tons
STEM = Subject To Enough Merchandise
SWAD = Salt Water Arrival Draft

T – TANGO
TA = Tanks
T/C = Time Charter
TCT = Time Charter Trip
TCP = Time Charter Party
TEU = Standard 20′ container
THR = Thruster
TIP = Taking Inward Pilot
TL = Total Loss
TOP = Taking Outward Pilot
TS = Tons
TTL = Total

U – UNIFORM
UKCS = United Kingdom Continental Shelf
ULCC = Ultra Large Crude Carrier
USC = Unless Sooner Commenced
UU = Unless Used
UUIWCTAUTC = Unless Used In Which Case Time Actually Used To Count

V – VICTOR
VEG = vegetable Oil
VLCC = Very Large Crude Carrier
VPD = Vessel Pay Dues
VSL = Vessel

W – WHISKEY
WA = Water
WC = West Coats
WCCON = Whether Custom Cleared Or Not
WIBON = Whether In Berth Or Not
WIFPON = Whether In Free Pratique Or Not
WIPON = Whether in Port Or Not
WITA = Wing Tank
WOG = Without Guarantee
WP = Weather Permitting
WRIC = Wire Rods In Coils
WWD = Weather Working Days
WWR = When, Where Ready
WWWW = Wibon Wccon Wifpon Wipon
X/C = ssheX / sshinC (Loading / Discharging terms)
X/X = ssheX / ssheX (Loading / Discharging terms)
YAR = York Antwerp Rules

X – X RAY

Y – YANKEE

Z – ZULU
ZUTC = GMT