Ship’s Gear Any equipment ( such as cranes, hatches, winches, cables) belonging to or part of the vessel.
Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods Under the regulations of the Department of Transportation, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the International Maritime Organization (IMO), shippers and exporters are required to declare dangerous cargos to the air and ocean carriers they use for shipment. Both the IMO and IATA require specific documents to report hazardous goods, and these requirements are published in their respective Codes. IATA also provides a document specifically for non-restricted articles.
Shipper’s Interest Insurance Insurance, arranged for by carrier if specified on the Airbill, which covers shipments against risk of physical loss or damage from any external causes.
Shipper’s Letter of Instruction These instructions, often prepared along with a Shipper’s Export Declaration, are the exporter’s direction to the freight forwarder on how to handle the exporter’s shipment. The information prepared on the SLI includes a description of the goods and containers, the ultimate consignee, shipping method desired, insurance requirements, and special instructions pertaining to the shipment.
Single Access Document Also referred to as “SAD” the Single Access Document required for movement of goods through the countries of the European Economic Community. Generally prepared by Customs Brokers in Europe for imports entering the EC.
Skidded Crate A crate with skids underneath for easy lifting with fork lifts.
SL&C Shipper Load and Count.
STC Said to Contain.
Steamship conference A voluntary collective ratemaking body representing member steamship lines.
Steamship line A company that owns and/or operates vessels in maritime trade.