Canadian Carbon Tax
The Canadian Carbon tax applies on every shipment that moves through most of the Canadian Provinces, designed to help consumers and businesses make more responsible choices to reduce their use of fossil fuels and related emissions.
Cargo Insurance (CI)
Cargo insurance is coverage for your shipment from pickup to delivery, across multiple carriers and modes. It covers the purchase value (not retail value) of your goods, as well as freight and other costs associated with the cargo.
Cargo Ready Date (CRD)
The cargo ready date is the day the cargo is expected to be available at the supplier.
The Cargo Surveyor is someone who inspects the way cargo is loaded and stowed onto ocean vessels. The surveyor checks to make sure cargo is loaded in compliance with laws to prevent accidents stemming from hazardous or improper loading procedures.
A carnet, often referred to as the “Passport for goods,” is an international Customs document that permits the tax-free and duty-free temporary export and import of nonperishable goods for up to one year.
Carrier Maximum Liability
Carrier Maximum liability is the maximum amount a carrier will reimburse shippers for lost or damaged cargo. Each carrier and each mode are different, and this amount is always specified in the fine print on bills of lading.
Carrier Security Fee (CSF)
The International Ship and Port Security was implemented as a result of 9/11, which regulates the safety of crews, vessels, cargo and ports. The carrier security charge covers the employment, equipment, training and planning that a carrier incurs to follow the ISPS requirements.
Certificate of Origin (CO or COO)
A Certificate of Origin is a document from a manufacturer or shipper that certifies that a good satisfies the rules of origin from the country from which it is being imported.
CFS Truck Loading Fee
Truck loading fees are charged at CFS stations on LCL cargo that is loaded or unloaded into containers. This fee goes to paying for the salaries of the warehouse workers in the CFS, usually on a per CBM basis.
A chassis is the trailer used to transport ocean containers over the road.
Chassis Split (CS)
A chassis split fee is charged if the trucker has to make an additional trip to pick up a chassis from a separate location than where the container is picked up.
Chassis Usage Fee (CUC)
Chassis Usage Fee is the fee assessed for rental of the chassis.
All imported items need to be classified according to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule. This classification determines the duty rate, and duties owed for a particular good and country of origin.
Clean Truck Fee (CTF)
Clean Truck Fee is assessed by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as part of the Clear Air Action Plan in an effort to reduce air pollution.
Commercial Invoice (CI)
A Commercial Invoice is a document used for customs declaration that identifies the value and quantity of the shipped products.
Congressional Federal Register (CFR)
The Congressional Federal Register is a daily publication and public notification for all rules, proposed rules, laws, federal notices, and presidential proclamations and Executive orders.
A consignee is the party to whom ownership of the goods will transfer when the cargo is released at destination.
Consolidation is the act of combining two or more shipments in a truck or container.
Container Cleaning Fee
Container cleaning fees are assessed usually when invasive species are discovered in an import shipment, such as certain insects or noxious weed seeds that must be destroyed completely.
Container Detention (DET)
Container Freight Station (CFS)
A Container Freight Station is where consolidated containers (of LCL Shipments) are packed and unpacked. They are bonded facilities under Customs supervision and are usually the place where the ocean carrier will make LCL freight available for final delivery.
A container seal is a specialized, numerically recorded lock used to seal a container. The lock serial number is recorded at origin and checked at destination to ensure no unauthorized entry has occurred.
Container Yard (CY)
A container yard is where shippers will pick up or return empty containers.
Country of Origin (CO)
The county of origin is where an article is wholly grown, produced, or manufactured, or if built from various foreign components, the country where the final transformation took place.
Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT)
Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism is a voluntary program for importers that help CBP increase security in the supply chain.
Cubic Meter (CBM)
Cubic Meter is a measurement of volume one meter wide by one meter long by one meter high.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
Customs and Border Protection is the federal agency responsible for enforcing US customs regulations and passenger entry into the United States.
Customs Entry (Entry)
A customs entry is an importer’s declaration to US Customs about goods that are being entered into the US for consumption. It includes all information about a shipment’s origin, commodity type, value and quantity and is used to calculate import duties and taxes.
Customs Exam (Exam)
Customs Exams are inspections of imported cargo, ordered by US Customs. They can be visual, X-ray, or complete cargo inspection exams.
Customs Exam Terminal (CET)
A Customs Exam Terminal is a Customs controlled examination site, usually near an ocean port, where full containers can be brought for intensive inspection.
Customs Form 7501 (7501)
A 7501, or the Entry Summary, is the Customs Form that is created when a customs entry is made. It provides basic information about the shipment, but most importantly is how the duties and taxes are calculated, and what is owed for the import.
CY Closing Date (Closing)
CY closing date is the last day that shippers can bring their loaded goods to the ocean terminal for a scheduled sailing. If cargo is brought after the closing date, the container will not be loaded onto a vessel until the next sailing.
Back to Top