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October 30, 2011- Blue Air started to apply extreme competitive winter air freight rates for the european destinations Barcelona, Bergamo, Bologna, Brussels, Dublin, Larnaca, Luton, Madrid, Malaga, Nice, Roma, Stuttgart and Valencia. The company operates daily flights with aircrafts Boeing 737 300, 737-400 and 737-500 from Bucuresti Baneasa and Bacau Airport. Awaiting your inquiries!
March 01, 2012 - We start selling Turkish Airlines air cargo rates. Daily departures from Henri Coanda International Airport, Otopeni, Bucharest. Low level of fuel surcharge for the flights departured from Bucharest is leading to very attractive air freight rates. The Turkish Airlines destinations include Accra, Aleppo, Almaty, Antalya, Beijing, Beirut, Bombay, Entebbe Erbil, Ercan, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Islamabad, Istanbul, Jeddah, Karachi, Kuwait, Nairobi, New York, Sanaa, Sao Paolo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tehran and Tirana.
March 25, 2012 - Blue Air moved their flight to Henri Coanda International Airport, Otopeni, Bucharest. New destinations available for summer 2012 at the most competitive rates for your air freight shipments: Lisbon, Portugal and Venice, Italy
May 01, 2012 - Swiss World Cargo started selling ""Mini Mini Rates" for less than 10 kg and less than normal rate for european and intercontinental destinations.

Usual terms

Air freight terms

AWB (Air Waybill) - The document which evidences the contract between the shipper and carrier for carriage of goods over routes of the carrier.
Agent - A person or organization authorized to act on behalf of a carrier.
Bank Shipment -  A shipment where the consignee is identified as bank and the actual consignee is listed under "notify". The carrier will hold delivery until the bank has authorized a release in writing.
Bonded Area  - Space authorized by customs officials, suitable for storing uncleared consignments.
Booking - A request for cargo space on an aircraft.
Break Bulk Agent - An agent who breaks consolidations into their individual part.
Cargo / Freight - Any property carried in an aircraft other than mail or other property carried under the terms of an international postal convention.
Cargo Ground Handling Agent - An authorized agent acting on behalf of carrier on handling freight.
Chargeable Weight -Charges based on the greater of scale weight or the dimensional weight (Lxlxh in cm / 6000)
Commodity -Cargo contents (e.g. computer parts).
Consignee - The person or company receiving the shipment at the destination place.
Consolidation - Different consignments grouped together and covered by one Air Waybill (Master Air Waybill) with separate House Air Waybill issued by the forwarder for each individual consignment.
Consolidator - An agent which is performing a consolidation.
Customs Broker - An agent designated to perform customs clearance for the consignee.
Customs Formalities - Customs clearance.
Damage - Harm done to goods during transportation that impairs their value or usefulness.
Damage Report - A form to be completed when goods are damaged.
Dangerous Goods / Special Cargo - A consignment that contains cargo which requires special handling according to a nature of goods.
Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) - Regulations listing all dangerous goods and giving detailed instructions regarding packing and handling of these materials.
Delivery Receipt - A receipt signed by the consignee as proof that the goods have been delivered to him.
Destination - The ultimate city and/or airport where a shipment is going.
Dimensions (DIMS) - Length, width and height of items measured in centimeters used to determine applicable rates and for general information.
Flight Number - Flight identifier.
Forwarder - An agent which performs services (such as receiving, packing or delivery) designed to assure and facilitate the transportation of goods.
Freighter - An aircraft designed exclusively for cargo carriage.
General Cargo - any consignment other than dangerous goods.
Gross Weight - The weight of a shipment with all packing included.
Handling - Manipulating freight.
House Air Waybill (HAWB) - A document issued by a consolidator for instructions to the break bulk agent. Always attached to Master Air Waybill.
IATA - Abbreviation for International Air Transport Association with issues rules and regulations related to the air transportation.
Letter of Credit (L/C) - A letter from one bank to another bank, by which a third party, usually a customer is able to obtain money.
Live Animal Regulations (LAR) -IATA publication with regulations governing the transportation of live animals.
Manifest - Official list of cargo onboard a flight.
Master Air Waybill (MAWB) - An Air Waybill covering a consolidated shipment, showing the consolidator as shipper.
Origin - The city and/or airport where the shipment begins its journey.
Part Shipment - A shipment which is not transported in total but in two or more parts.
Rate - The amount charged by a carrier for carriage of a unit of weight or volume or nature of goods.
Rerouting - The route altered from the originally specified on the Air Waybill.
Road Feeder Service (RFS) - Truck operating on scheduled or non-scheduled flight routes.
Routing - The route of the air transportation as specified on the Air Waybill.
Shipper - he person or company whose name appears on the Air Waybill as the party contracting with the carrier for carriage of the goods.
Surcharges - Additional to air freight.
Tare weight - ULD weight (of a pallet or container).
UN number - The four-digit number assigned by the United Nations committee, identifying dangerous goods.
Unit Load Device (ULD) - Pallet or container.
Volume - Space measured in cubic meters.
Weight Charge - A charge based on the weight of the goods being carried.

 

Ocean freight terms

Bill of Lading (B/L) - A document that a carrier of goods receives from a consignee when goods are safely delivered, representing the discharge of the carrier's responsibility for the goods.
Breakbulk - The process of assimilating many small shipments into one large shipment.
Bulk - Cargo shipped in loose condition and of a homogeneous nature.
Bulk Carrier - Ship specifically designed to transport vast amounts of bulk cargo.
Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) - tAn adjustment in shipping charges to offset price fluctuations in the cost of bunker fuel.
Cabotage - The carriage of goods or passengers for remuneration taken on at one point and discharged at another point within the territory of the same country.
Currency Adjustment Factor (CAF) - An adjustment in shipping charges to offset currency fluctuations.
Cargo - Freight loaded into a ship.
Cargo Handling - The act of loading and discharging a cargo ship.
Cargo Manifest - A manifest that lists all cargo carried on a specific vessel voyage.
Carriers - Owners or operators of vessels providing transportation to shippers.
Conference - An affiliation of ship owners operating over the same routes who agree to charge uniform rates and other terms of carriage.
Consignee - The person to whom cargo is consigned as stated on the bill of lading.
Container - A large rectangular or square container/box of a strong structure that can withstand continuous rough handling.
Container Manifest - Document showing the content of a container.
Container Terminal - An area designated for the stowage of cargo in container.
Dangerous Cargo - All substances of an inflammable nature which are liable to spontaneous combustion either in themselves or when stowed adjacent to other substances and, when mixed with air, are liable to generate explosive gases or produce suffocation or poisoning or tainting of foodstuffs.
Dangerous Liquids - Liquids giving off inflammable vapors.
Deadweight - A common measure of ship carrying capacity (the difference in weight between a vessel when it is fully loaded and when it is empty).
Demurrage ( demmurage ) - A fee requested by the shipping company for not loading or unloading the vessel by a specified date agreed upon by contract.
Dry Cargo - Any cargo, other than liquid carried in bulk.
Feeder Service - Cargo to/from regional ports are transferred to/from a central hub port for a long-haul ocean voyage.
Feeder Vessel - A short-sea vessel which transfers cargo between a central hub port and regional ports.
Hague Rules - Rules governing the carriage of goods by sea and identifying the rights and responsibilities of carriers and owners of cargo.
Less than Container Load (LCL) - A consignment of cargo which is grouped with other consignments for the same destination in a container at a container freight station.
Liner - A cargo-carrying ship which is operated on a regular basis.
Long Tons (L/T) - British measurement, equivalent to 2,240 pounds.
Metric Tons (M/T) - A unit of weight equal to 1,000 kilograms (2205 lbs).
Non-vessel-operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) - A ships agent which conducts business for the ship but does not operate the vessel.
Stowage - The placing of goods in a ship in such a way as to ensure the safety and stability of the ship not only on a sea or ocean passage but also in between ports when parts of the cargo have been loaded or discharged.
Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit (T.E.U.) - A measurement of cargo-carrying capacity on a containership, referring to a common container size of 20 ft in length.
War Risk - Insurance coverage for loss of goods resulting from any act of war.
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