行業知識

Malpractice A carrier giving a customer illegal preference to attract cargo. This can take the form of a money refund (rebate); using lower figures than actual for the assessment of freight charges (undercubing); misdeclaration of the commodity shipped to allow the assessment of a lower tariff rate; waiving published tariff charges for demurrage, CFS handling or equalization; providing specialized equipment to a shipper to the detriment of other shippers, etc.

 

Manifest Document that lists in detail all the bills of lading issued by a carrier or its agent or master for a specific voyage. A detailed summary of the total cargo of a vessel. Used principally for Customs purposes.

 

Mate's Receipt An archaic practice. An acknowledgement of cargo receipt signed by a mate of the vessel. The possessor of the mate's receipt is entitled to the bill of lading, in exchange for that receipt.

 

Measurement Ton 40 cubic feet.

 

Meter 39.37 inches (approximately).

 

Metric Ton 2,204.6 pounds or 1,000 kilograms.

 

Microbridge A cargo movement in which the water carrier provides a through service between an inland point and the port of load/discharge. The carrier is responsible for cargo and costs from origin on to destination. Also known as IPI or Through Service.

 

Mini Landbridge An intermodal system for transporting containers by ocean and then by rail or motor to a port previously served as an all-water move (e.g., Hong Kong to New York over Seattle).

 

Minimum Bill of Lading A clause in a bill of lading which specifies the least charge that the carrier will make for issuing a lading. The charge may be a definite sum or the current charge per ton for any specified quantity.

 

Minimum Charge The lowest charge that can be assessed to transport a shipment.

 

Mixed Container Load A container load of different articles in a single consignment.

 

MLBA bbreviation for "Mini Landbridge."

 

MT Abbreviation for "Metric Ton."