This article lists definitions for the terms used for the Cargo application.
A shipment in Cargo can represent the following:
- A complete manifest of cargo arriving or departing on a vessel containing master bookings or bill of ladings.
- A partial manifest of cargo arriving or departing on a vessel containing master bookings or bill of ladings.
- A single cargo consolidation for either sea or air freight containing housebills.
Usually a consignment represents a single bill of lading or housebill involving goods being transported from the shipper to the consignee. A consignment itself could be a consolidation of cargo and in such cases the shipper and consignee may represent freight forwarders, consolidators and de-consolidators.
An invoice within SpeEDI Cargo refers to an invoice for goods derived from a supplier's commercial invoice. Invoices details need to be provided when lodging formal declarations to TSW.
Generally transport equipment is only needed for sea freight and either describes the equipment used to transport the cargo or empty equipment being returned.
Types of equipment include:
Empty containers (ECL)
FAK / groupage containers
LCL containers (filling part of a container)
Either an organisation or individual person. Contacts can represent a: shipper, supplier, consignee, importer, premises or freight forwarder.