| Airway Bill
|| A contract for air transportation
and receipt of goods shipped, covers movement
by air carrier or air forwarder.
| Bill of Lading
|| The original shipping contract
that lists the dates, services, and actual charges
involved in a move and receipt for the shipper’s
|| Cubic metre = (1cbm = 35.32
|| Cubic foot (1cft = 0.03 cbm)
| Customs Examination
|| The physical inspection of a
shipment by customs official.
| Declaring Value
|| The value which you declared
for your shipment; does not necessarily reflect
|| A charge for detaining a trailer,
container (steamship or air) or rail car beyond
the time allowed.
|| The number of pounds or kilos
per cu foot or cubic meter within a given space.
|| The service from residence at
origin to residence at destination, not including
any storage-in transit, duties and taxes, warehouse
handling and any other special services, such
as customized crating shuttle service and appliance
|| The charge assessed by a government
on shipments imported or exported.
| The estimated time
the shipment will arrive at the port of entry
| The estimated day the driver
will leave the origin with the shipment is estimated
date on which vessel is to depart from a seaport.
| Gross Weight
|| The total weight of a shipment
including packing materials and shipping container
|| Forms listing each shipping
article (a piece of furniture, carton or other
individual item not otherwise packages) in your
shipment and indicating conditions.
|| Large wooden boxes that are
water proof. Sizes vary, but a standard lift
van will be anywhere from 200 cubic feet to
250 cubic in size.
| Loose Load
|| Household goods are wrapped,
packed and placed in cartons and loose load
directly into a steamship container.
| Net Weight
|| Weight of the shipment and packing
| Overflow Container
|| The remaining portion of household
goods that could not fit into the main body
of the shipment.
|| Port of Singapore Authority
| Relocations Consultant
|| Vanpac ‘s individual who assists the shipper
and their family in the home-to home moving
process from the beginning to end
|| The owner of the household goods
| Steamship Container
|| Standard sized metal containers
to transport goods on ocean going vessels. They
come in the following sizes only: 20’, 40’,
40’ high cube (slightly higher than 40’) and
45’ (to North-America only).
The commonly used sizes are 20’ and 40’
| Storage in transit
|| Temporary storage of a shipment;
it can occur at any time after pick-up, but
prior to delivery.
| Transit Time
|| The length of time to get from
origin to destination.
| Valet service
|| This includes mostly full unpacking
of all boxes, arrangements of effects in cupboards
and on shelves, cooking meals for the family
during unpacking days etc.
| Valued Inventory
|| A list that establishes the
value of your shipment for insurance purposes.
A separate list is required for each portion
of your shipment ( air, surface and storage)
|| Net volume: Weight of
the shipment and packing materials only.
Gross volume: The total weight of a shipment
including packing materials and the shipping
Volumetric weight: The chargeable weight
based on the amount of space occupied.
| Warehouse handling
|| One-time-warehouse charges applicable
for handling your shipment into storage when
storage is requested by you.