All-Risk Insurance – Insurance Policy for your shipment providing coverage for virtually all scenarios which can lead to loss and/or damage to your household goods.
Bill of Lading – Document issued by a transportation provider indicating weights, volumes, shipping costs, dates, and origin and destination contact information.
Cubic Foot – A Measurement of volume -12” High x 12” wide 12” is one cubic foot. 1 cubic meter = 35.3145 cubic feet.
Consignee – The person or party receiving a shipment at an overseas destination (importer)
Customs – A government authority regulating imports.
Customs Broker – A licensed individual or company representing importers in dealings with customs authorities.
Demurrage – A storage charge imposed by the steamship line for detention of their equipment.
Freight Forwarder – A general contractor for cargo transport.
Freight Tariff – A freight carrier’s price list.
Insurance Certificate – A document indicating that insurance coverage was placed on goods shipped.
Liftvan – A wooden shipping crate constructed of plywood with a skidded base for easy handling. They range in size from 10 – 200 cubic feet and can be constructed to fit any size of goods shipped.
Marine Cargo Insurance – Insurance used in foreign trade to cover goods while they are in transit from one country to another.
Meches – Israel Customs Authority
Physical Inspection – Customs inspection when authorities open an individual shipment to conduct a thorough examination of goods being imported
Port of Disembarkation – The port where shipment arrives overseas
Port of Embarkation – Origin port from where the shipment leaves
Shipper – A person or party shipping items to an overseas destination (exporter)