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Said to Contain

Said to Contain (STC) is a phrase used by the shipping company in the Bill of Lading when describing the goods loaded onboard a sea-going vessel in sealed containers or trailers and for which the shipping company makes the necessary reservations in terms of the correct contents of those loading units.

Sea freight / Seafreight

Sea freight is the price paid by the shipper of goods to the shipping company for transport by sea. Whether or not this price also includes the loading and unloading costs and the costs for any stowing, securing and trimming of the cargo – in addition to the actual transport – depends on the liner terms.

Securing

The fixing and fastening of packages on or in a container by means of dunnage / chains so that transport is safe and seaproof.

Shipper’s load, stowage and count

A phrase used by the shipping company when describing the quantity of goods loaded onboard a sea-going vessel in sealed containers or trailers and for which the shipping company makes the necessary reservations in terms of the correct contents and manner of loading of those loading units.

Stripping

Stripping is the unloading of various small consignments from a single container.

Stuffing

Stuffing is the loading of various small consignments into a single container.

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